In another sign that I’m getting older and decaying and turning to dust, MTV has tapped a rising young star to host some awards show that I’ve never heard of before. Donald Glover (best known as Troy on “Community” but also a stand-up comic and rapper) will host the mtvU Woodie Awards, which honor… well, I don’t know. I better go to the block quote:
[Glover has] been tapped to serve as master of ceremonies for the seventh-annual Woodies, which will air live on MTV, MTV2 and mtvU on Wednesday, March 16, at midnight, from the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas.
Glover seems the perfect man for the job. After all, the Woodies are the only awards show where the winners are determined by college students, and Glover is definitely psyched about the opportunity.
“I’m really excited to be hosting the Woodies, (insert joke about award sounding like a penis),” he wrote in a statement. [MTV]
Jesus, the awards have been around for seven years and I’ve never heard of them? In my defense, I graduated from college over a decade ago, and then I didn’t have cable for a couple years. It was terrible, missing that much TV. I missed “Deadwood” and “The Shield” — plus, like, almost the entire run of VH1’s “I Love A Particular Decade.” So tragic.
(Because it debuted this week, here’s the video for Glover’s new song “Freaks and Geeks”)