Stephen Colbert Jokes About Hacking, Wardrobe in Emmys Hosting Promos (Watch)

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Don’t worry; Stephen Colbert’s got this.

The upcoming Emmys host stars in two promo videos, released this week, which joke about issues both great and frivolous (hacking in one, and his outfit for the big night in the other).

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In one teaser, Colbert explains that there won’t be any sort of hacking-related mishap during his show (let alone an Oscars-style mixup). “You know, there’s been a lot of hacking this year,” he says. “So to ensure that the winners remain top secret, I’ve had my assistant place all the envelopes in this giant safe.” His assistant groans from inside the safe. “Only a couple more weeks,” Colbert reassures.

“Hey, has anyone seen my tuxedo?” he asks in the other video. “Never mind, I know where I left it,” he says and proceeds to rip off his suit to reveal a finely pressed tux underneath.

Colbert has nine Emmy awards to his name — three for his time on “The Daily Show” and six for “The Colbert Report.” He’s up for more this year for both his regular hosting gig on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” and his election night special.

The ceremony is set to be broadcast live Sept. 17 on CBS.

Watch the promos below:


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  1. Bookie says:

    To those of you on this site critical of Colbert’s ant-Trump satire, he’s only doing his job by speaking truth to power. FYI he also produced plenty of anti-Clinton / anti-Democrat satire during the election, once again speaking truth to power. Were you as critical of him for doing this I wonder? Maybe you can’t handle the fact that Colbert’s satire exposes Trump to be the worst US president (by a mile) in living memory. The Late Show is possibly the best satirical TV show at the moment and so I’m looking forward to him speaking truth to the powerful in the entertainment industry, Good luck Stephen.

  2. Laurel Lane says:

    First year ever I won’t be watching the Emmy’s due to Colbert and his constant hateful tirade against Trump. I don’t watch award shows to hear people’s politics. Can’t we just have a rest from it all? It’s overkill.

  3. Mitchem says:

    Boy is this gonna suck.

  4. Alex says:

    He’s got this? What’s he got? Most people don’t watch let alone have never heard of most of the shows and actors and actresses nominated, they have no show or people to root for. He’ll spit out lame jokes (Most about Trump) that we’ll be told by the entertainment press the next day were brilliant. This will be the lowest rated “EMMY” show ever, I hope Colbert gets the blame.

  5. Garcia says:

    With the hate-filled, no-talented Colbert, this is will be the lowest rated Emmy telecast of all time, just like this year’s VMA’s. He’s as funny as paint-brush drying.

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