The Emmy Awards are coming on Monday night and host Seth Meyers is still in preparation mode.
The TV veteran and funnyman is getting ready for his Emmys hosting duties and trying to shake off those butterflies.
“Butterflies tend to go away with the first laugh,” he says, “so you try to make that happen as early as you can.”
He says he will adhere to the long-standing Emmys tradition of having an extended comedy segment at the beginning. The reason they do that is very understandable.
“The longer the night goes, the less joy there is in the room, because by then a number of people have lost.”
Clever thinking, Emmys producers.
Meyers has a fun-filled evening planned and indicated that there would be room for flexibility, if needed.
He is no tenderfoot when it comes to lighting up the screen.
We all remember his great co-hosting gig on the Weekend Update segments of Saturday Night Live. He now sits in the coveted Late Night chair and is killing it.
So, who is Set Meyers rooting for at this year’s Emmys?
Weekend Update co-host Amy Poehler, of course!
Poehler is up for Best Actress for her role as Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation. This is her 11th nomination, but she has never won.
“But here’s the good news,” said Meyers, “No matter which way it goes, I’m VERY confident she’s going to be OK.”
Seth Meyers said about that encouraging statement, “I don’t want anyone to think I’m this incredibly selfless person,” he added with a laugh. “The hard part is not when friends of mine lose an award, but when I lose. I like to remind them that they’re all winners, whereas, when I lose, I really feel like a loser!”
That could be said of many things in life, couldn’t it? Good luck to Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler!