Funnyman Andy Samberg has been tapped to host this year’s Emmy Awards.
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star and SNL alum was chosen to host the ceremony by Fox and the TV Academy. “The moment the Emmy Awards’ host was brought up, we said it had to be Andy,” Fox TV Group chairmen and CEOs Gary Newman and Dana Walden said in a statement. “He is fearless, hilarious, an award-winning comedian, singer, writer and actor with incredible live TV experience.”
The actor and comedian was more than willing to accept the honor.
“Buckle your seat belts, Emmy viewers!,” said Samberg in a statement. “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.”
The Emmys will air live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre L.A. on Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. ET.
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