The Emmy’s Are Keeping The Hosting Duties In The SNL Family As They Name Andy Samberg The 2015 Host
NICE – Fox and the TV Academy’s choice for this year’s Emmy host is Andy Samberg. The actor and comedian, star of the network’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine, will emcee the live awards show on Sept. 20 — marking his first time hosting a major television event.
“Buckle your seat belts, Emmy viewers!” said Samberg in a statement. “Like, in general you should buckle your seat belts in your car. In fact, even if you’re not an Emmy viewer, you should buckle your seat belt. It can be dangerous on the road. Also, if you’re not an Emmy viewer, you should strongly consider becoming one this year, because I’m hosting, and it’s gonna be a wild ride. So buckle your seat belts.”
I’m a big Andy Samberg fan so this is wonderful news. I’m also a big SNL fan so it’s nice to see that the Emmy’s are handing the hosting duties over to another SNL alumni. The best news, at least for Samberg, is that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have given the Emmys a lot of momentum over the past few years, so all he has to do is keep it rolling. I have no research to back this up, but I feel like an actor who has a hit TV show and will most likely be nominated for an Emmy will put a little more effort into making the night special, since he/she has a personal investment in it. Either way, Samberg is awesome and I know he’s going to kill it in September.