Andy Samberg, who stars in the Fox hit sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, is slated to host the next Emmy Awards show. Samberg will be taking over hosting duties from his friend and fellow Saturday Night Live (SNL) alum, Seth Meyers, who he is pictured with in the above photo. The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast in Los Angeles from the Nokia Theatre on September 20.
Bruce Rosenblum, chairman and CEO of the Television Academy, was enthusiastic about the choice of Andy Samberg as the next host of the Emmy Awards. Rosenblum said it was “fitting” that “an Emmy Award winner” like Andy Samberg, 36, would be the “host for this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards.” He added that Samberg’s “humor, insights and charisma will be an exciting addition to our annual celebration of television’s best and brightest.”
Besides his 2007 Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for being a part of a team that created a humorous digital short, Andy Samberg has also won a Golden Globe award in 2014 for his acting in Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Andy Samberg said that Emmy viewers should “buckle your seat belts,” this year, as he will be the host.
The always safety-conscious comedian also recommended the practice of buckling seat belts anytime while driving. Andy Samberg quipped “It can be dangerous on the road.” With Samberg as the host, it will likely be “a bumpy ride,” to quote actress Bette Davis from the movie All About Eve. Fox has not yet announced who the producers of the 67th Emmy Awards will be.
On Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Andy Samberg plays the witty and irreverent, but dedicated, police officer, Jake Peralta. Actor Andre Braugher plays his captain, who is stern but trusting. Andy Samberg’s character often jokes around with the captain and other members of the police department, who do not always seem to appreciate his sense of humor.
Andy Samberg has done cameos in sitcoms like 30 Rock, The Sarah Silverman Show, and Parks and Recreation. Samberg has also lent his vocal talents to animated movies like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, and to the animated TV series American Dad! and SpongeBob SquarePants, in which he did the voice of Colonel Carper. He had a small role in the 2009 movie, I Love You Man, as Robbie Klaven.
A spokesman for Fox stated that Andy Samberg is “fearless,” and “hilarious.” He added that “We know he’ll deliver the laughs and give viewers an incredible night they will enjoy.”
The nominees for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards show will not even be announced until July 16th, but the former Saturday Night Live cast member and star of Brooklyn Nine-Nine has already been slated to be the show’s host. Andy Samberg, Fox hopes, will boost the ratings of the Emmy Awards show and also attract a younger audience, the same sort of fans who enjoyed watching him on SNL, singing with guests like Justin Timberlake, and acting on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Written By Douglas Cobb