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'SNL' stars Colin Jost and Michael Che to host Emmy Awards

26 April 2018

While television fans wait to see who will land nominations for the 2018 Emmys, we finally have some more information about the ceremony itself: "Saturday Night Live" stars Colin Jost and Michael Che will serve as co-hosts for the telecast.

Colin and Michael, who are co-head writers of "SNL", and anchor the weekly "Weekend Update" segment, will no doubt bring the laughs as they hit the podium to honor the best in television on Monday, Sept. 17 at 8 PM ET. Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" hosts are ready for primetime: the Primetime Emmy Awards, that is.

NBC - which will air the Emmys this fall - announced the news on Thursday, and also revealed that "SNL" mastermind Lorne Michaels will executive produce the show.

Che and Jost's "SNL" boss, Lorne Michaels, is producing the September 17 broadcast, which he last did in 1988 when John Forsythe was the host, according to Variety. Over the last decade, his portfolio as a producer has grown to include NBC's other two late-night comedy franchises, "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and "Late Night With Seth Meyers", both hosted by "Saturday Night Live" alums. The two were named co-head writers of "Saturday Night Live" past year.

"Saturday Night Live" was a dominant force at last year's Emmys, winning nine awards - more than any other show. Well, his name is Colin Jost, and he's about the bring a whole lot of amusing to the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards.

The 70th prime-time Emmy Awards will air September 17.

'SNL' stars Colin Jost and Michael Che to host Emmy Awards