Stephen Colbert Addresses Hacking, Formalwear in First Emmy Promos

Stephen Colbert

The late-night host is ready for the big night, if only he can find his pants.

The Emmys are here — almost.

In the first slate of promos for the biggest night in TV, CBS host Stephen Colbert teases the upcoming awards show.

In one spot, Colbert assures the audience that they are taking precautions against hacking. "To ensure the results remain top secret, I have had my assistant place all the envelopes in this giant safe," the Late Show host says as he walks over to a large, locked safe and pounds on it. "You okay in there?" Colbert asks, eliciting a muffled response of "no" from his assistant inside. Colbert's response: "Only a couple more weeks." 

In another spot, the comedian shares his excitement for the hosting gig, but seems to have misplaced his tuxedo. Gaining a sudden brainwave, Colbert realizes he has his tux on under his business casual attire and rips off the garments to reveal a snappy black tie ensemble — minus the pants.

The Emmys will air live Sunday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. PT on CBS.