Entertainment Stephen Colbert to host the Emmys Stephen Colbert, set to host the 2017 Emmy Awards, is the most recent late night host to be tapped to host an awards show. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Dave Kotinsky By Polly Higgins firstname.lastname@example.org Updated January 23, 2017 5:57 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Continuing the trend of late-night hosts being tapped to helm awards shows, CBS announced that Stephen Colbert will hold our hands through this year's Emmys. Jimmy Fallon headed up January's Golden Globes, and Jimmy Kimmel and James Corden are set for February’s Oscars and Grammys, respectively. By the time Colbert oversees the Emmys in September, we’ll be able to see which host truly rules the awards show ratings. And Colbert has already thrown down the gauntlet. “This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period,” he said in a news release from CBS on Monday. “Both in person and around the globe.” The "Late Show" host will have a chance to turn those words into reality at the 69th Emmys on Sunday, Sept. 17. “We’re excited to kick off the new season and celebrate the top achievements in television with Stephen Colbert as host of the PRIMETIME EMMYS,” Jack Sussman, a CBS Entertainment executive vice president, said in the release. Will Colbert get political? Will he bring his alter-ego? Time will tell, but we know that he already has an extra-long Trump tie in his closet. By Polly Higgins email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.