Seth Meyers has been tapped to host the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, which air Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. on NBC.
“Saturday Night Live” alum Meyers currently hosts “Late Night With Seth Meyers” on NBC.
Veteran events producer Don Mischer will executive produce the ceremony, with Charlie Haykel and Julianne Hare producing.
NBC Entertainment President, Late Night and Alternative Programming Paul Telegdy cited Meyers’ “expertise and ease in front of a live camera” while declaring Meyers the “perfect” choice” for the gig.
“Seth’s expertise and ease in front of a live audience during his time at ‘SNL,’ as well as his comedic brilliance both as a writer and in front of the camera on ‘SNL’ and ‘Late Night,’ makes him the perfect choice to host the Emmys,” Telegdy said. “Plus, with Don’s vast experience at putting these type of big productions together, we’ll be in great hands.”
“Seth is such a talented performer and writer, and we know he will bring something unique to hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards,” Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum added. “We are also excited to welcome Don back this year and very much look forward to their collaboration as we celebrate television’s biggest night during one of the most transformative years in Television Academy history.”
Meyers follows in the footsteps of “How I Met Your Mother” star Neil Patrick Harris, who handled hosting duties last year.
Thursday turned out to be a banner day for Meyers; in addition to scoring the Emmys hosting job, he was also named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world for 2014.
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will take place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.