Cedric the Entertainer will host this yr's Emmys. In an Instagram submit, the comic revealed that he has been chosen to host the 73rd Emmy Awards ceremony, forward of the nominations being revealed tomorrow morning.
The video options Barbershop star opening an envelope from CBS concerning the Emmys, explaining that he had been instructed "it was presupposed to be one thing particular," joking that they doubtless need him to plug Apple TV+'s Ted Lasso. That envelope, styled as if it was asserting an Emmy winner, confirmed that Cedric is the host for this yr's Emmys. His preliminary pleasure on the announcement is shortly overwhelmed by riffing on the entire obligatory planning, together with contacting Tom Ford for clothes and getting in contact with The Rock's trainers to get in form (earlier than instantly reducing his sights to Kevin Hart's trainers, in order that he can use "little weights.")
It's a stable bit, as his down-to-earth unboxing video spirals into traditional Hollywood preening. By the top of the quick video, he's contemplating Botox and dyeing his beard. Even so, his enthusiasm for the internet hosting function shines by means of the entire jokes, breaking by means of on the finish to hype the ceremony. He's clearly bringing massive, goofy power to the gig.
One of many Unique Kings of Comedy, Cedric has a decades-spanning profession on tv, beginning along with his first look on Showtime on the Apollo in 1978. He's earned accolades for his current tv work, together with CBS's The Neighborhood, and Disney+'s highly-anticipated revival of The Proud Household, due subsequent yr. This marks his first time as host of the Emmy's, although his video does name-check Jimmy Kimmel, who has hosted thrice, together with final yr's ceremony, and Jimmy Fallon, who hosted in 2010.
Cedric is undeniably a powerful alternative as host. His a long time of expertise as a standup lend him a command over his viewers and an ear for good materials that can serve him effectively. Furthermore, his current performing work lends him credibility with tv stars that different hosts typically lack. His announcement video has extra power and appeal than many earlier hosts have mustered for the ceremony — if he can convey even an oz. of that earnestness and humor to his flip as host, this needs to be an Emmys to recollect.
The 73rd Emmy Awards will air on CBS on September 19 at 8 PM. Take a look at Cedric the Entertainer's Instagram submit under:
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