Stephen Colbert takes to the stage at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, 17 September, 2017 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
The opening musical number from the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards performed by Stephen Colbert, featuring the stars of the small screen, including Anthony Anderson (‘Black-ish‘), Alison Janney (‘Mom’), Sterling K. Brown, Justin Hartley, Chrissy Metz (‘This Is Us’), Demogorgon (‘Stranger Things’), Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tony Hale (‘Veep’), Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys (‘The Americans’), Chance the Rapper and dancing Handmaids.
Stephen made his first appearance on CBS’ daytime chat show “The Talk” on Friday, September 15, 2017, promoting his upcoming turn as host of the Emmys. He does his best to talk up what he thinks might grab the most amount of eyeballs, that being his ever-so-brief moment of nudity on the broadcast.
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Vanity Fair talks to Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner, the executive producers of this years Emmy awards, about what we can expect on Sunday night, and an insight in Stephen Colbert’s approaching to hosting.
Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner promise this year’s Emmys ride, which will be their first and will air live on CBS at 8 P.M. E.T. Sunday, will be well-paced and entertaining. They’ll be leaning heavily into Colbert’s quick wit and TV knowledge, a deep bench of presenters including Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman, and Alec Baldwin, and an emotional and unique In Memoriam segment.
“We didn’t just cookie-cutter the running order of the show,” Kirshner said. “We decided to do a real build. We are building it so the last hour is going be so packed, with a lot of people from the film world. Stay for the full three hours, ’cause it gets better and better as we go.”
Expect less political humor from Colbert, they say, than ‘The Late Show’ host delivers nightly on on his own program, and more jokes specific to the medium of television. “In our first meeting with Stephen Colbert, he started quoting things from different shows in depth, and Ricky and I realized, this is a real TV fan,” Weiss said. “We’ve got some scripted bits, some pre-taped bits. He has provided a bunch of material which is not at all politically based.”
And if Colbert, who is also nominated for six Emmys this year, wins a statuette himself, Weiss and Kirshner have some experience with that scenario—they produced the Tonys in 2004, the year Tony host Hugh Jackman won for The Boy from Oz. “If Stephen wins an Emmy?” Weiss said. “We give him an Emmy.”
Stephen Colbert stopped by the ‘Late Late Show with James Corden’ on Thursday, 14 September, 2017 for spot of ‘Side Effects May Include …’ in which Stephen and James share some of the ultra-specific side effects that result from being a late night host, awards show host, and celebrity interviewer.
Side effects may include, “Having to tell people if they missed your show they can watch it in full on CBS All Access, as if that’s a viable option,” “having to continue hosting the show after losing the category you were nominated for,” and “really hoping that no one tallies up the lengths of every movie and tv show you’ve told guests that you love, because it would add up to more hours than you’ve been alive.”
Stephen Colbert stopped by ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Thursday, 14 September, 2017, where the two hosts talked all things late night and Emmys. Stephen revealed what David Letterman was like as he handed over the keys to the ‘Late Show’, Jimmy shares a key piece of Emmy hosting advice, and the two face off in a challenge to identify their heavily cologned manager, James “Baby Doll” Dixon.