In advance of Stephen Colbert emceeing the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 17, the TV academy has release two promotional spots featuring the “The Late Show” host. In the video above, he assures viewers that the Emmy computer voting system is immune to hacking. And he guarantees that there won’t be an envelope mix-up as there was at the recent Oscars. In the video below, he goes in search of his tuxedo, only to find that he is wearing it.
While this is his first time hosting the Emmys, he is an old hand at making acceptance speeches, having won nine Emmys as a writer for “The Daily Show” and then as a writer and producer of “The Colbert Report,” in which he played a version of himself that parodies right-wing TV pundits like Bill O’Reilly. Since taking over “The Late Show” he has kept up the political commentary, but now he’s doing it out of character.
Colbert took over the CBS late night talker from David Letterman in 2015. After a rocky start, he was snubbed last year in the Variety Talk Series category at the Emmys. However, having found his footing he contends in that race this year. Expect Colbert to make merry, whether he wins or loses.
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