Andy Samberg, one of television’s top comedic actors, has been tapped to host this year’s Emmy Awards ceremony.
The 67th Prime Time Emmy Awards will air on Fox on Sunday, Sept. 20th.
Samberg, the 36 year old star of Fox’s hit sitcom “Brooklyn Nine Nine” who first became famous for his digital video shorts on Saturday Night Live like the hysterical “Dick in a Box” said, “Buckle your seat belts, Emmy viewers!. 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.”
“It’s wonderfully fitting that we have Andy Samberg, an Emmy Award winner himself, as our host for this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards, ” said Bruce Rosenblum, chairman and CEO of the Television Academy. “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.”
Gary Newman and Dana Walden, Fox Television Group chairmen and CEOs said, “The moment the Emmy Awards’ host was brought up, we said it had to be Andy. He is fearless, hilarious, an award-winning comedian, singer, writer and actor with incredible live TV experience. We know he’ll deliver the laughs and give viewers an incredible night they will enjoy.”