With Andy Samberg as this year’s host at the Emmy Awards, it definitely won’t be a stuffy affair. In fact, the comedian promises viewers a silly time at the struggling awards show, which only drew in 15.6 million viewers last year when it aired on CBS on a Monday night.
Andy Samberg says that he’s planning to bring some “silliness” in the 2015 Emmy Awards. He will get some help from some of his funny friends. Samberg says that it won’t be too raucous of an event.
“We’ve got a silly crew. I think we’re going to find a good balance. You don’t want it to be too meta to the point where it feels like we’re not taking the show seriously.”
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star is the perfect host for this year’s award show. Andy said that he’s been preparing for Emmy night by catching up on the all of the hottest television shows. His good friend and co-star, Andre Braugher, has been nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Andy is not competitive when it comes to hosting or winning. He’s very supportive of his peers. Andy added, “I love a lot of the shows. There’s certainly a million hosts that I’ve admired.”
Andy Samberg is already comfortable when it comes to hosting a live event such as Saturday Night Live. As previously reported via the Bustle, some of Andy’s most memorable moments came from the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards, the Roast of James Franco, and of course his 2014 Golden Globes Speech. Check out the videos below for yourself.
The Saturday Night Live alum says that he’s going to inject humor when its needed. Samberg revealed that he has a good crew of presenters and friends who will back him up. Samberg also hinted that there will be a lot of big name stars at this year’s Emmys.
“I know it’ll be a funny show. We have really funny presenters this year. The deck is very stacked with the comedy in the room, a lot of which is due to them including the sketch comedy category in the primetime show this year, which is great.”
Andy also promises that he will “cast a wide net to a lot of friends,” including old Saturday Night Live stars, he told TV critics at an event in Los Angeles at month. Don’t expect Andy Samberg to bring out Justin Timberlake to do their classic skit “D**k in a Box.” Samberg told E! News last week that viewers have already seen it once, which is enough. That hasn’t stopped Entertainment Tonight and People magazine from hoping that Samberg and Timberlake will grace our TVs once again.
The scheduled presenters at this year’s Emmy Awards include Jimmy Fallon, Lady Gaga, LL Cool J, Terrence Howard, and Will Forte. Bruce Rosenblum, chairman and CEO of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, says that Samberg has complete free rein of the Emmy Awards. Sound familiar?
“The reason he was selected was to be innovative, fresh, and funny. We’re looking forward to that,” said Rosenblum.
The 2015 Emmy Awards will air Sunday night at 8 p.m. on FOX. That is unless the Dallas Cowboys vs the Philadelphia Eagles game goes overtime and runs into the awards show’s time slot.
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