Michael Che and Colin Jost to Host the 2018 Emmys

SNL’s ‘Weekend Update’ Anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che

SNL’s ‘Weekend Update’ Anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che

NBC and the TV academy announced on April 26 that "Saturday Night Live" cast members Michael Che and Colin Jost will host this year's Emmy Awards on Monday, September 17 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. "SNL" creator and executive producer, Lorne Michaels will produce the telecast.

So, can Jost and Che compete with acclaimed "SNL" awards-show-host-predecessors Amy Poehler and Tina Fey? Che, who was previously named on Variety's 10 Comics to Watch list and Rolling Stone's 50 Funniest People, joined "SNL" in 2013. They aren't the most prolific or most tenured cast members (Kenan Thompson has been there 15 years), but as the show's head writers they have a unique grasp of the intersection of news and entertainment.

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"We're proud to be the first duo hosting the Emmys since Jenna Elfman and David Hyde Pierce, and somehow that's a real fact", the two joked in a joint statement.

Variety was first to report the news that Jost and Che are set to host the award ceremony. "They have an fantastic onscreen rapport and we are delighted to begin working with them along with the entire NBC team".

The Emmys are about to get a little taste of "Weekend Update".

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SNL took home nine Emmys last season, the most of any show that season.

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