Seth Meyers will be hosting the annual Emmy Awards on NBC scheduled for August 25.
The year is big for the 40-year-old actor. In February he replaced Jimmy Fallon on the Late Night show. His hosting of the 66th year of the awards event was announced by the Television Academy today.
Fallon was moved to The Tonight Show in February. He was well known for his “Weekend Update.” He last appeared on the Saturday Night Live (SNL) on February 1.
Meyers won his Emmy in 2011 for his work on SNL.
Television Academy CEO and chairman Bruce Rosenblum said in a press release Meyers is a very talented performer as well as writer and it is sure he will bring something unique while hosting the event in August this year.
Meyers is also very talented in comedy. His expertise is being a writer and also has faced live audience during his time at the SNL.
Late Night and Alternative Programming president for NBC Entertainment Paul Telegdy added that Meyers is the perfect choice for the Emmys.
The Emmys will be held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Meyers will be hosting it for the first time. Earlier it was hosted by big-wigs like Ellen DeGeneres, Ryan Seacrest and jimmy Kimmel.