The funnymen will be commanding a much bigger stage.
It has been announced that Michael Che and Colin Jost will be co-hosting this year's Primetime Emmy Awards; the comedians are most recognizable for their post as anchors on the long-running Saturday Night Live segment "Weened Update." Their boss, Lorne Michaels, will executive produce the telecast.
"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," reveals Robert Greenblatt, Chairmain of NBC Entertainment.
The network's President of Alternative and Reality Group Paul Telegdy notes how "we’re proud of our deep comedy roster at NBC, and Michael and Colin — along with the return of king of comedy producer Lorne Michaels — will make this the must-see comedy event of the year."
Che and Jost were recently named co-head writers for SNL, capping off a year that saw the comedy sketch series receive nine Emmy Awards after a season filled with iconic gags, including Alec Baldwin's iconic Donald Trump impersonation.
The two comedians released a joint statement revealing their excitement over their latest gig. "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."