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Andy Samberg Doesn’t Plan to Read Critiques Following the Emmys

When the 67th Emmy Awards wrap on Sunday, Sept. 20th, host Andy Samberg doesn’t plan on reading any critiques on how the night went.

“The Emmys are a top tier show in terms of exposure and degree of difficulty,” Samberg said in a conference call on Monday. “In past years, I tracked it in terms of how these are critiqued a bit more than I will this year. I’m just going to not look this year and assume that it went great.”

Samberg said he believed everyone in recent years had done a solid job during their forays into hosting, but specifically mentioned his friend Seth Meyers’ turn, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s Golden Globes hosting stint and Neil Patrick Harris “on everything.”

The “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star doesn’t plan on imitating what past hosts have done, but said he has learned from watching what works and what doesn’t.

“I wouldn’t try to emulate what they do because everyone has a different shade of comedy, but I was able to glean a bit of what works over not,” Samberg said. “It’s usually a pretty positive room, which works for me because I’m generally a fairly positive comedy style. I’m going to try to keep the energy up and keep it light and silly and keep it moving.”

Making sure the show maintains momentum has been the biggest challenge, Samberg said.

“It’s a big, long show,” Samberg said. “You want to get your best stuff in and out and try to keep the show moving. Half of the audience is people sitting there who just didn’t win an award so you don’t want to overstay your welcome.”

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