Seth Meyers will host the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards.
The American chat show host has seen his popularity soar since taking over the helm of NBC’s Late Night, succeeding Jimmy Fallon in the role.
The 66th Emmy Awards will be shown on NBC on August 25, celebrating all the best bits in television by handing out awards to the hottest stars of the small screen.
“Seth is such a talented performer and writer, and we know he will bring something unique to hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards,” commented Bruce Rosenblum, Chairman and CEO of the Television Academy. “We are also excited to welcome Don [Mischer, producer] back this year and very much look forward to their collaboration as we celebrate television’s biggest night during one of the most transformative years in Television Academy history.”
Seth made a name for himself on legendary comedy show Saturday Night Live, which also launched the careers of Tina Fey, Will Ferrell and Eddie Murphy.
NBC are over the moon that their new star had garnered such popularity, and think his appointment as Emmys host was a no brainer.
“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 Paul Telegdy, president, Late Night and Alternative Programming, NBC Entertainment.
This tops off a mammoth week for Seth, who also made the cut for Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people.
Seth’s fellow Saturday Night Live alumni Amy Poehler penned an article in Time congratulating her old friend.
“Seth Meyers is the best listener on television. To see the proof, watch him every night on his new show, Late Night With Seth Meyers. His ability to connect his big-picture brain with his compassionate attention to detail makes him a great host and a loyal friend. He is a sharp performer and superior writer,” Amy gushed.
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