Michael Che and Colin Jost to Host The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards
The duo, who anchor Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update,” will share emcee duties at the awards show that honors TV excellence and will air live from the Microsoft Theater in L.A. on Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
SNL overlord Lorne Michaels will executive produce the telecast in partnership with D+D.
“NBC is thrilled to be the home of this year’s Emmy Awards and with Colin and Michael in the driver’s seat as hosts, along with surprise appearances by other cast members of Saturday Night Live, I think we are in for one of the funniest awards shows in a long time,” said NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt in a statement.
“We’re proud to be the first duo hosting the Emmys since Jenna Elfman and David Hyde Pierce, and somehow that’s a real fact,” said Jost and Che.