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.
“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.
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.