Seth Meyers Talks Emmy Hosting Prep in GQ August 2014

Posted Monday August 18, 2014 9:45 AM GMT

Believe it or not, the 2014 Emmy Awards are a week from tonight, and Seth Meyers is pumped to be handling the hosting duties.

In his GQ August 2014 feature, the “Late Night” host reveals that he’s going to aim for “just really well-written jokes” rather than trying to be one of those over-the-top hosts.

Meyers notes, “Nothing is more uncomfortable to watch than people who unsuccessfully aim for viral.”

Additionally, “As the night goes on, more people are upset because they haven’t won—but the monologue is the one time of the night when everyone is in a really good mood. And positive. And optimistic.”

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