Hosting a major awards show presents a strange dichotomy. It’s typically a thankless job, one that sets up hosts as punching bags for criticism that’s better directed at the bloated shows themselves — yet being asked to host also means you’ve ascended to a new plane of pop culture relevance

Such was the context as Andy Samberg took the stage Sunday night in Los Angeles to host the 67th Emmy Awards. The former Saturday Night Live and current Brooklyn Nine-Nine star projected a quasi-outsider status, leveraging his highly-curated air of awkwardness for laughs.

In other words, he’s the perfect host for a show like the Emmys — at least, in theory Read more…

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Andy Samberg was the perfect Emmys host. Here’s why