Stephen Colbert Set as 2017 Emmys Host, Promises Yuge Audience
Just when you were shaking off the Golden Globes and bracing for the Oscars, it’s time to think about the Emmys! Yes, months ahead of the actual show, CBS confirms that Stephen Colbert will host the TV industry’s biggest night, and won’t shy away from the Trump jokes.
CBS confirms that Colbert will make his Emmy hosting debut for the 69th annual primetime Emmy awards, airing September 17. The nominations themselves won’t arrive until July 13, while Colbert referenced White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer in predicting the night’s audience:
This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period. Both in person and around the globe.
Last year saw Colbert’s late-night competitor Jimmy Kimmel hosting the awards, as the ceremony trades networks among the broadcast stations year after year. Colbert’s profile has certainly risen with all the election and inauguration coverage, but will The Late Show ride the same high until September?
Stay tuned for the official Emmy nominees … you know, a few months from now.