Cedric the Entertainer set to host this years' Emmy Awards ceremony

by Helvine Achieng
July 15, 2021

American actor and stand-up comedian Cedric the Entertainer will host this year's live telecast of the Emmy Awards, the highest U.S. honors for television, in front of a limited in-person audience.The news was broken by broadcaster CBS on Monday.This years Emmys is scheduled to take place on Sept. 19 at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles at a ceremony attended by nominees and their guests,stated the network.

Cedric shared what was cooking and how he can't wait to experience the feeling on the appointment.

"I can't wait to take the stage to celebrate all of the great shows and performances that made us laugh, cry, dance and sing over the past year." 

Last year, the Emmys was a largely virtual affair with no red carpet and no audience at the ceremony. Most of the nominees appeared via video as a safeguard against the COVID-19 pandemic.Although CBS has not stated how many people would comprise this year's limited in-person audience. Pre-pandemic, thousands of stars and other entertainment figures would normally attend the annual event.