It was announced yesterday that Andy Samberg, star of the hit Fox sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, will be the host of the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards... and oh boy is it going to be hilarious!
Alumni of Saturday Night Live, Samberg's reputation has been growing steadily over the last few years. He won a Golden Globe award in 2014 for his depiction of Detective Jake Peralta.
Bruce Rosenblum, chairman and CEO of the Television Academy, had these very kind words to say about him,
“It’s wonderfully fitting that we have Andy Samberg, an Emmy Award winner himself, as our host for this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards.
“Andy has excelled in all aspects of the television universe, both from behind and in front of the camera. His humor, insights and charisma will be an exciting addition to our annual celebration of television’s best and brightest.”
If he wasn't already, Samberg should be at the top of everybody's "ones to watch to list". As always, he reacted to the news in his usual comedic manner.
“Buckle your seat belts, Emmy viewers!...
He told Variety.com,
Like, in general, you should buckle your seat belts in your car. In fact, even if you’re not an Emmy viewer, you should buckle your seat belt. It can be dangerous on the road. Also, if you’re not an Emmy viewer, you should strongly consider becoming one this year, because I’m hosting, and it’s gonna be a wild ride. So buckle your seat belts.”
If his performance on the night is anywhere near as funny as his character in Brooklyn Nine-Nine then we're in for one hell of an awards ceremony.
The awards will air on Fox on Sunday, Sept. 20, live from coast-to-coast (8ET/5 p.m. PT) from the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live.