Cedric the Entertainer will host the 2021 Emmys

Cedric the Entertainer will host the 2021 Emmys


Cedric the Entertainer will be the host of this year’s 73rd Emmy Awards.

The actor announced the news on social media Monday.

“I’m about to be hostin’ the Emmys! And I ain’t even a Jimmy!” he said with a laugh.

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In a statement, the comedian, whose given name is Cedric Antonio Kyles, said: “Since I was a little boy huddled up next to my grandmother, television has always been my reliable friend, so it is an enormous honor for me to host this year’s Emmy Awards.”

He continued: “Throughout the roller-coaster of a year that we have all lived through, television has helped us stay connected as a society like never before. It not only entertained us, but as it always has, it helped to open our eyes, educate us, and hopefully brought about a better understanding of who we are as a people.”

It is the first time Cedric the Entertainer, 57, will host the event. The stand-up comic and “Barbershop” veteran stars on “The Neighborhood” on CBS.

The Emmys will be held live Sunday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. It will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+

The hosting news comes a day before the Emmy nominations will be announced virtually, streaming live on Tuesday, July 13, at 11:30 a.m. Eastern.

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