Stephen Colbert to host the 2017 Emmy Awards

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Stephen Colbert (AP)
Stephen Colbert (AP)

New York  — Stephen Colbert will host the annual Emmy Awards telecast, this year to be shown on his home network of CBS.

The annual awards show honouring the best in television will take place on 17 September in Los Angeles.

Colbert is host of the Late Show on CBS, and the former host of Comedy Central's Colbert Report. In talking about hosting the 69th Emmy telecast, Colbert made sly reference to the Trump administration's unprovable assertion that Trump's inauguration was the most watched ever.

"This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period. Both in person and around the globe," said Colbert.

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