Jimmy Fallon is a decidedly safer Golden Globes host than Ricky Gervais or Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, but he is still promising some good jabs.
Fallon is taking over hosting duties this Sunday at the Golden Globe Awards. While his style of comedy is more gentle than the award show's recent hosts, Fallon says he will be making some pointed jokes.
"If I hit somebody, it's a very subtle hit, and everyone's in on the joke," he explained in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter. "I want to make sure everyone's laughing and having a good time. And I'm hopefully going to book the people in this crowd the next week, so I'll be edgy, but it's all in good fun, and I know how far I can take it."
Fallon added that nobody in the room should be nervous this year, as they might have been when Gervais hosted, noting, "This should be a party."
Asked whether he will make jokes about President-elect Donald Trump, he confirmed that he plans on it.
"Yeah. The whole night won't focus on that, but it will be a week before the inauguration, so it will be on everyone's mind. ... It's the first and maybe the last party that we'll have in 2017," Fallon quipped.
Fallon got into some controversy after Trump appeared on The Tonight Show and the host tussled the then Republican nominee's hair. This was seen as Fallon "humanizing" Trump, with the latter having made a series of controversial, dangerous comments throughout his presidential bid.
As for whether Gervais, Fey or Poehler have lent him any advice on hosting the Golden Globes, Fallon had another quippy response.
"They're like, 'Please, you host a show five nights a week. If you haven't figured it out by now, I don't know what to tell you, buddy.'" Fallon said, of advice being given.
The 2017 Golden Globe Awards air live from coast to coast on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC.