Television’s biggest night is being hosted by Cedric The Entertainer.
The 57-year-old comedian is set to emcee the limited in-person event on Sept. 19 and expressed that it is an “enormous honor”.
“Since I was a little boy huddled up next to my grandmother, television has always been my reliable friend, so it is an enormous honor for me to host this year’s Emmy Awards,” he said in a statement, per People. “Throughout the roller-coaster of a year that we have all lived through, television has helped us stay connected as a society like never before. It not only entertained us, but as it always has, it helped to open our eyes, educate us, and hopefully brought about a better understanding of who we are as a people.”
The comedian shared the good news to his followers via Instagram captioning the video, “WORD!!! Your looking at the Host of the 2021 Emmys.. I wonder if #flofromprogressive gonna be there? This about to 🔥🔥🔥”
CBS, home of the actor’s show The Neighborhood and where the 73rd Emmys will be broadcasted, congratulated the entertainer on his new gig.
Special Delivery ✉️🤩— CBS (@CBS) July 12, 2021
Congratulations to this years #Emmys host…@CedEntertainer!🏆
Join us on September 19th as the @TelevisionAcad proudly presents the 73rd Annual Emmy® Awards on CBS. pic.twitter.com/sTq8YmmrQN
“Over the past year, television has united us as a community more than ever, bringing vital information and inspiring entertainment to viewers at a critical time in our lives,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music, Live Events and Alternative Programming for CBS per PEOPLE. “Now, who better to bring television audiences together to celebrate the industry’s top achievements than our very own King of Comedy, Cedric the Entertainer.”
The award show will be back in its original home at the Microsoft Theatre in downtown L.A. with a hybrid model of an in-person and virtual telecast.