Donald Trump and Stephen Colbert on "The Late Show." Photo via Twitter
Donald Trump and Stephen Colbert on “The Late Show.” Photo via Twitter

Will famously thin-skinned President Donald Trump take to Twitter in outrage after late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert hosts the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony?

CBS and the Television Academy announced Monday that Colbert will be the Emmy Awards “main man” at the Sept. 17 ceremonies.

Colbert, who has made Trump a favorite target of funny derision, didn’t waste any time in skewering the new leader of the free world.

“This will be largest audience to witness an Emmys, period. Both in person and around the globe,” Colbert quipped in the hosting announcement. His quote mimicked a quote from the presidential press secretary lambasting the media for reporting Trump’s inauguration drew fewer members of the public than other president.

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It will be the first time Colbert has hosted the Emmys. This year’s ceremony will be held Sept. 17 at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

Colbert has hosted “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” since September 2015. Her previously hosted and produced “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central.

“Stephen is the ultimate master of ceremonies with award-winning creative talents, and as we’ve seen the past few months, he has a fearless passion for live television,” said Jack Sussman, CBS executive vice president of specials, music and live events. “We look forward to honoring television’s best while entertaining audiences with the creative energy and sharp comedy of Stephen Colbert.”

Nominations for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced July 13.

–City News Service 

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