NBC will reportedly turn to Saturday Night Live‘s “Weekend Update” anchors Michael Che and Colin Jost to host the 2018 Emmy Awards.
This marks a change from several years of white-male late night hosts (well, a gradual change) and increases likelihood of more SNL cast members joining the telecast (KATE. MCKINNON).
“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,” the duo told Variety. Wow, how is that a fact?
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With so many award shows in the last few years being emceed by late night hosts, Che and Jost are SNL‘s next best thing. They aren’t the most prolific or most tenured cast members (Kenan Thompson has been there 15 years), but as the show’s head writers they have a unique grasp of the intersection of news and entertainment. Read more…
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