It’s been 11 years since Chris Rock last hosted the Oscars. Now he’s set to do it again. The announcement was made today despite mixed reviews his first time around. But honestly, aren’t they all mix reviews when it comes to the host. You put a comedian in place to keep the show lively and let them reflect back on to those being honored why we’re all doing this in the first place, to be entertained. Comedy does allow us to get away with quite a bit more than any other form of entertainment, but we need that. We need to be able to take a step back and look at what is actually going on. Sometimes it takes comedy to do that. The academy hired Reginald Hudlin to produce the show. The two worked together when Hudlin directed the pilot episode of Everybody Hates Chris. Speaking of directing, Rock is fresh off his stint as director of comedian Amy Schumer’s recent HBO special Live at The Apollo. Rock is a star on stage, and with stardom comes criticism. Something a comedian faces immediately every time they tell a joke. We’re looking forward to his return and we’ll be watching the 88th Academy Awards on February 28 of next year.