Seth Meyers to Host Emmys in August

FILE - APRIL 24: Seth Meyers will be hosting the 2014 Primetime Emmys. NEW YORK, NY - MAY 13: Actor Seth Meyers attends 2013 NBC Upfront Presentation Red Carpet Event at Radio City Music Hall on May 13, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
FILE - APRIL 24: Seth Meyers will be hosting the 2014 Primetime Emmys. NEW YORK, NY - MAY 13: Actor Seth Meyers attends 2013 NBC Upfront Presentation Red Carpet Event at Radio City Music Hall on May 13, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
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Seth Meyers in continuing to follow in the footsteps of his “Late Night” predecessor Jimmy Fallon — this time by taking on hosting duties for the 2014 Emmy Awards on Aug. 25.

NBC announced that Meyers would be at helm of the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards late yesterday. Fallon, who moved on to “The Tonight Show” in February, hosted the Emmys in 2010.

“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, makes him the perfect choice to host the Emmys,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Late Night and Alternative Programming, NBC Entertainment in a statement.

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Emmy-winning “Late Night” producer Mike Shoemaker sent well wishes to Meyers on Twitter Friday morning.

Thursday was a big day for Meyers, a Primetime Emmy winner himself. As noted in Shoemaker’s tweet, the former “Saturday Night Live” funny man was also chosen as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. Friend and former co-worker Amy Poehler called Meyers “a sharp performer and superior writer” in her profile.