Stephen Colbert to Host 2017 Emmy Awards


The Late Show host Stephen Colbert has announced that he will be hosting the 69th Annual Emmy Awards in the fall, and he’s already taking shots at Donald Trump.

The 69th Annual Emmy Awards are still a ways away, but we already know who will be hosting the ceremony in 2017. The popular late night talk show host Stephen Colbert will officially be hosting the 2017 Emmys in the fall.

CBS announced on Monday that The Late Show host would also be hosting the Emmys. Colbert was quick to release a statement that took a not so subtle shot at White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

“This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period. Both in person and around the globe,” Colbert said in his statement according to Entertainment Weekly.

This year’s Emmys will be taking place on September 17th at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Last year’s host was the popular ABC late night host Jimmy Kimmel, continuing the pattern of late night talk show hosts hosting the event.

Colbert hosting this year’s Emmys means that we will likely have plenty of jokes about President Donald Trump. After all, that’s been what has helped The Late Show‘s ratings as of late, and Colbert’s official statement about hosting the Emmys indicates he will do much of the same in the fall.

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“Stephen is the ultimate master of ceremonies with award-winning creative talents, and as we’ve seen the past few months, he has a fearless passion for live television,” CBS executive Jack Sussman said.

There’s still plenty of time between now and the Emmys, but we’re already excited to see what Colbert will deliver to the ceremony in September.