Here’s a pre-weekend update: Seth Meyers has been tapped to host the 2014 Emmy Awards on August 25.
This isn’t the first time that NBC has pulled from its own roster of late-night comics for hosting responsibilities. In 2010, Jimmy Fallon took the leading role at the Emmys just 18 months after replacing Conan O’ Brien.
“Seth’s expertise and ease in front of a live audience during his time at SNL, as well as his comedic brilliance both as a writer in front of the camera on SNL and Late Night, makes him the perfect choice to host the Emmys,” said NBC’s president of late-night and alternative programming, Paul Telegdy.
Seth, 40, is keeping incredibly busy these days, hosting his own late-night show, creating the mockumentary series American Documentary for IFC with Fred Armisen and Bill Hader, and bringing a whole new understanding of American politics to people still puzzled about Sarah Palin:
The funnyman has already cut his teeth at awards shows, hosting the ESPYs in 2010 - a duty that was handed to Drake for 2014.
This year’s Emmys will not take place in their usual September time slot because of NBC’s running commitment to 'Sunday Night Football.'