Emmys 2017: Stephen Colbert’s ten best jokes of the night

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Stephen Colbert just hosted the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards for his first time. Did he knock it out of the park? Check out his ten best jokes to see!

The Emmys are over, and Stephen Colbert knocked it out of the park!

For the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Colbert hosted the festivities for his first time ever. As expected, he was as hilarious as usual! To prove that point, read on for the top ten funniest jokes Colbert delivered at last night’s show.

10. “If you do win, don’t forget to thank everyone who helped get you up here. Mainly Game of Thrones for not being eligible this year.”

HBO’s flagship series was noticeably absent from the contenders this year, which may or may not have paved the way for the night’s winners.

9. “These days, everybody loves streaming video. Just ask Ted Cruz.”

What happens when you get busted looking at porn just days before the Emmys.

8. “I am sure HBO will take home a lot of Emmys tonight, which they will have to melt down to pay for next year’s hacker ransom.”

After HBO saw multiple episodes of Game of Thrones leaked this year, this joke is more realistic than they’d probably like to admit.

7. “You like Walter White, he’s just Walter much Whiter.”

Just one of many shots Colbert took at the POTUS throughout the night. It stems from comparing Donald Trump to Breaking Bad.

6. “Unlike the presidency, the Emmys go to the winner of the popular vote.”

After bringing up how the president has claimed the Emmys are “rigged”, Colbert provided this epic response.

5. “It’s so high quality, apparently they can only make one a week.”

This moment came when it was announced that Last Week Tonight with John Oliver got the Emmy in favor of Colbert’s Late Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Using a “dry, British cocktail” as a metaphor, Colbert slyly takes a shot at Oliver’s show.

4. “There’s so many talented African American nominees. Jeffrey Wright, Viola Davis, Uzo Aduba, Anthony Anderson from ABC’s black-ish. And, of course Bill Maher. I assume he’s black since he’s so comfortable using the “N word”, I don’t know.”

Stephen took a shot at the controversy Bill Maher suffered earlier this year after letting the infamous “N word” slip on Real Time.

3. “Stick around for Talking Emmys, a three hour post show discussion of what you just saw with Chris Hardwick and Andy Cohen.”

With seemingly every TV program getting an after show these days, this joke was more than appropriate.

2. “This season CBS will have twice as many Sheldons as any other network in history.”

Colbert took a shot at his own network and the perceived lack of originality on their programming.

1. “There were over 450 original scripted shows made this year. Of course, there is no way anyone could possibly watch that much TV. Other than the president, who seems to have a lot of time for that sort of thing. Hello, sir, thank you for joining us!”

It seems Colbert knew that Donald Trump was out there watching, whether he wants to admit it or not!