When Chris Rock emceed the Oscars in 2005, the awards show scored the second-most viewers in the past decade, topped only by Ellen DeGeneres two years ago.

So it should come as little surprise that the Academy Awards are in talks with the comic-actor to return.

According to multiple reports in the Hollywood trades, an official announcement is expected any time that Rock will host the 88th Academy Awards on Feb. 28, 2016, from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Finding a host has been the biggest challenge facing newly-named producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin. They had previously floated the idea of two hosts but also hinted at going with somebody like Rock, who stirred controversy last time with his jabs at Hollywood.

“We want the viewer to have a sense of excitement and a little hint of danger," Hudlin told Deadline. "I think those are good qualities to have in a host. It is a high-wire act, obviously, and a lot of (potential hosts) are, ‘I’m not ready for that kind of challenge.’ But we think there is an exciting list of possibilities that could kill it.”