Emmy Host Jimmy Kimmel Previews This Year's Ceremony: 'I Want It To Be Jazzy'

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Jimmy Kimmel EmmysIf you like Jimmy Kimmel, then you’re going to love this year’s Emmy ceremony.

The ABC late-night staple told reporters Friday at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Beverly Hills that he will be a very hands-on host.

“I want it to be jazzy,” he deadpanned of the Sept. 23 ABC telecast before adding, “I’d like to be a part of the show throughout. It’s nice to be able to comment on things as they’re happening. Hopefully, I’ll be able to insert myself in the entirety of the broadcast.”

Don’t look for Kimmel to dip into his Jimmy Kimmel Live bag of tricks, however. “I operate under the presumption that no one has seen my show,” he cracked. “I understand that I’m there hosting the Emmys and not some extension of my show.”

Kimmel would neither confirm nor deny that the show will open with an Oscars-type sequence wherein he inserts himself into the nominated dramas and comedies (“I’m planning something special,” is all he’d say).

And unlike this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, where the comedian had to play to an audience full of journalists and political power players — including President Barack Obama — Kimmel said he’ll feel right at home poking fun at his Emmy-attending peers. “It’s human nature,” he said. “[When] you know somebody, you’re able to make a little bit more fun of them without them getting angry. I think that will help me.”

Comments (2)

  • Jimmy is the most consistently funny host in late night TV. And that’s a big statement for me to make, since I also enjoy and always watch (my idol) David Letterman, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Chelsea Handler. I am looking forward to his turn at the Oscars as much as when Johnny Carson used to do it!

    Comment by TV Gord – July 27, 2012 06:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You’ll B Great. Looking forward to this and I And my75 yr old friends r too! Good Luck

    Comment by Sharon Merideth – July 30, 2012 03:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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