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‘Late Night’ host Seth Meyers on Emmys hosting gig

Seth Meyers attended NBC's 2014 Summer TCA Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 13.Valerie Macon/Getty Images

New Hampshire native and “Late Night” host Seth Meyers met with reporters at the Television Critics Association summer press tour to discuss hosting the Emmy Awards on NBC Aug. 25, and said his approach will be funny but fair when it comes to jibes at celebrities. He said we should not expect any big production numbers a la previous hosts, like his former “Saturday Night Live” pal and “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon. “Well, I’m limited by the fact that I can’t sing or dance. So I have to tell jokes, and the monologue is the best place to tell jokes,” said Meyers (inset). “Having been a nominee and a guest of the Emmys in the audience, that first 10 minutes is the best time to get the audience to laugh because, as the night progresses, more and more people are disappointed. . . . So you want to be out there when it’s hopeful and optimistic, telling jokes, as opposed to coming out sort of in the last hour and saying, ‘Hey, I want to try some new material now that you guys are bummed out and want to be drinking.’ ”

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