The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has announced its pick to host the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards: Howie Mandel!

Born and raised in Toronto, the standup comic, actor, producer and “America’s Got Talent” judge has proven himself to be one of the most versatile performers around, and says he’s excited to take on this new challenge.

“I’m thrilled to be hosting the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards,” said Mandel in the statement. “I don’t only look at it as honouring the best in Canadian entertainment, but more importantly, I am so excited about the free trip home!”

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But seriously, ladies and germs: “I am delighted to have one of our national treasures as our host. His unscripted hilarity and unbridled energy will make this show unmissable,” added Barry Avrich, producer of the 2017 CSAs.

The 2017 Canadian Screen Awards honours the best of Canadian-made film and television, and will be broadcast live from Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on Mar. 12, 2017; nominations will be revealed on Jan. 17, 2017.