Days Away From 70th Emmy Awards
Colin Jost and Michael Che will step out from behind the Weekend Update anchor desk to host NBC's 70th Primetime Emmy Awards (Monday, 8 EDT/5 PDT) with their boss, "Saturday Night Live" producer Lorne Michaels, steering the three-hour (we hope) awards show from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, in partnership woth Done + Dusted.
Most viewers haven't seen Che, 35, or Jost, 36, away from the anchor desk of "SNL," which begins its 44th season Sept. 29 and through last weekend has won 71 Emmys, more than any other show. So what will they learn about the hosts? "That we can tell jokes standing?" Che says.
"It’s kind of dope that our show is getting recognized so much. But also I want to see everybody black," he says. "I’m kidding, obviously. But I do think it’s really cool to see shows like 'Insecure' and 'Atlanta' and even 'This Is Us' and '(RuPaul's) Drag Race' and 'Queer Eye.' There’s a lot of color and a lot of flavors that are nominated. It’s dope to see different groups be celebrated. And that’s kind of the cool thing that the Emmys can do."