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‘SNL: Weekend Update’ Team Michael Che and Colin Jost to Host 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards

Lorne Michaels will executive produce the telecast

“Saturday Night Live” Weekend Update hosts Michael Che and Colin Jost will host the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC said Thursday.

“NBC is thrilled to be the home of this year’s Emmy Awards and with Colin and Michael in the driver’s seat as hosts, along with surprise appearances by other cast members of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ I think we are in for one of the funniest awards shows in a long time,” said chairman of NBC Entertainment Robert Greenblatt.

This is the 70th edition of the ceremony. This year’s event will be held at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, September 17, 8-11 p.m. ET, and will air on NBC. 

“We are elated that Colin Jost and Michael Che will bring their hilarious collective talents to hosting this year’s Emmy Awards,” said Television Academy chairman and CEO Hayma Washington. “They have an amazing onscreen rapport and we are delighted to begin working with them along with the entire NBC team.”

“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,” Che and Jost said.

President of alternative and reality group at NBC Entertainment Paul Telegdy echoed Greenblatt and Washington, adding that the “SNL” vets and producer Lorne Michaels “will make this the must-see comedy event of the year.”

Nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced Thursday, July 12, Television Academy’s Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center.