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No joke: Andy Samberg is hosting the Emmys

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Andy-Samberg-David-Shankbone-2010-NYC-791x1024It’s going to be a long hot summer, and at its end comes September with the unofficial launch of awards season: the Emmy awards. Because you’ve been good, the news of the host of the 67th Emmy Awards is going to be goofy comedian Andy Samberg, who stars in Brooklyn Nine-Nine right along with some of the best comedic actors working in television today.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine has won a few awards: the Golden Globe, an American Comedy Award, one Critic’s Choice, and a Creative Arts Emmy for stunt coordination. Some people (Uproxx) think Modern Family is a lock to win the Emmy; I say it should be Broad City. I can wait til September to find out.

Another thing to wait and see on is how many more times Brooklyn Nine-Nine costar Terry Crews can upstage Samberg by continuing to shatter stereotypes by speaking out in favor of equality and women’s rights, and calling for an end to “male pride.”

The 67th annual Emmy Awards hosted by Andy Samberg will air Sunday, Sept. 20, at 8PM/7PM central.

From Uproxx:

As for Samberg, he was just about as goofy as you’d expect in announcing his excitement for his latest job.

“Buckle your seat belts, Emmy viewers!,” Samberg said in a statement. “Like, in general you should buckle your seat belts in your car. In fact, even if you’re not an Emmy viewer, you should buckle your seat belt. It can be dangerous on the road. Also, if you’re not an Emmy viewer, you should strongly consider becoming one this year, because I’m hosting, and it’s gonna be a wild ride. So buckle your seat belts.” (Via TV Line)

Just give us something as wonderful as that “Everything is Awesome” performance from the Oscars and our seatbelts will be buckled. Or promise to pull a Kanye West when Brooklyn Nine-Nine doesn’t win something. Either way, no one’s expectations for an awards show should ever be high again, so let’s treat this news as a positive.

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