I guess that the people in charge of the Emmy Award show have decided that they didn’t need a funny host this year shall be hired late night host Jimmy Kimmel to host the event. He takes over for last year’s host Jane Lynch, who hosted when the award show was over on Fox. I guess really what is going on is no network once the other guys people to host a show on their network.
The 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards is set to air on September 23rd on ABC.
"I hope to be able to do for the Emmys this year what Eddie Murphy did for the Oscars," Kimmel joked, in a nod to the debacle in which Murphy pulled out of hosting this year’s Oscars after Brett Ratner, the producer who had selected him, left the show after making a homophobic remark that was caught on tape.
This isn’t Kimmel’s first time hosting award shows in fact the comedian really gets around having hosted ESPYs, American Music Awards and ABC’s long-running After-Oscar special.
This actually is turning out to be quite a year for Kimmel in addition to hosting the Emmy award show next month he gets to MC the White House correspondents dinner in Washington.