Seth Meyers Tapped to Host Primetime Emmy Awards


What happens when your new network home also broadcasts one of the biggest nights in television? Why, you’re the first one tapped to emcee the show! Such is the case with Jimmy Fallon successor Seth Meyers, whose late-night run on NBC segued into a hosting gig for the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards.

“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 and in front of the camera on SNL and Late Night makes him the perfect choice to host the Emmys,” said NBC president of late night and alternative programming Paul Telegdy. As does Meyers’ padded awards show resume.

He helmed the 2010 and 2011 ESPY Awards (take notes, Drake), and led an evening of laughs at the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. (Remember that Donald Trump slam?). No stranger to the ceremony himself—he won three Emmys for his work on Saturday Night Live—Meyers will report for hosting duty on August 25, 2014, a Monday night spot that won’t interfere with NBC’s football schedule. Because, you know how fans feel about their pigskin.

He joins the likes of Jimmy KimmelJimmy Fallon, and, last year’s master of ceremonies Neil Patrick Harris. Though he hasn’t issued his own statement—or tweet—about the Emmys job, Meyers has congratulated Andy Samberg for his SNL series finale debut. Gotta love that guy!