Billy Crystal says that Neil Patrick Harris does not need any advice from the iconic comedian on how to host the Oscar Awards ceremony.
The 8 time Oscar host told Variety, “He doesn’t need my advice. He’s done great with the Tonys. Just keep doing what you’re doing. We’ve spoken, and I know he’ll do a great job.”
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Harris has hosted the Tony Awards before but this will be his first time hosting the Oscars.
Crystal made the comment on Sunday at the Television Critics Association event where the comic was promoting his upcoming FX series “The Comedians.” His partner on the show Josh Gad said, “Billy and I are both campaigning now to co-host the Oscars next year. We’re very excited! It’s to show commitment.”
Crystal responded, “Well, I don’t know about co-hosting. This show [The Comedians] is fine — this is fine. We’re not going to do everything together.”
Joking about the two being a gay couple Crystal added, “We’re going to co-host the Rose Bowl parade, the Christmas parade, the THANKSGIVING parade. And we’re legal in New York, which is great.”
The Academy Awards ceremony will be broadcast live on ABC Sunday night February 22nd.