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For those of you who adore Jimmy Fallon’s comedic stylings, you’re going to want to check out the Emmy’s when they air this summer. NBC announced today that comedian and talk show host Jimmy Fallon has signed on host the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards.
NBC made the announcement today, stating that the host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is on board to host the Emmy’s this year. The award show, which showcases the best and brightest of the past year’s TV shows, is set to air on NBC, Sunday, August 29 (5-8 p.m. PT, 8-11 p.m. ET).
"Jimmy was the natural choice as one of the most promising and likable young entertainers who will now have the chance to display his many talents on television's biggest night," said Paul Telegdy, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, NBC. "His proven skills as a comedian and host -- as well as his openness to new ideas -- will fully engage audiences and ultimately deliver a lively Emmy telecast."
Before getting the late night talk show host gig, Fallon made a name for himself on Saturday Night Live and in films, including Fever Pitch and Almost Famous.
Of his role in this year's Emmy's, Fallon had this to say:
"Hosting the Emmys has been a dream of mine ever since they told me I was doing it."