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Andy Samberg: Have Tequila, Will Party
Before Sunday’s telecast, host Andy Samberg told THR that he had planned to shy away from social media reviews of his performance and instead “soak up the experience and maybe some tequila” after the show. He did just that, hosting his own private afterparty at Sunset Tower sponsored by Tequila Don Julio 1942. The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star was in good spirits, a source adds, posing for pics and dancing up a storm.
Speaking of cutting a rug, that’s exactly what the Veep cast did at the HBO party Sunday night. Anna Chlumsky led the Emmy-winning pack that also included supporting actor winner Tony Hale. Pitbull’s “Don’t Stop the Party” and a remix of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” galvanized the crowd.
Andy Samberg at the Tequila Don Julio bar (Alex J. Berliner/ABImages for Tequila Don Julio)
Emmy Winner, Purse Loser
The good news: Comedy writer Christine Nangle won an Emmy for her work on Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer. The bad news: Her (borrowed) clutch was “stolen” at the show. “When we ran up to the stage, I left all my stuff in my seat. I was hoping someone might grab it for me, but we were backstage for so long, by the time I went back to my seat, it was gone,” Nangle told THR inside Boulevard3 at the network’s post-Emmys bash, adding that the contents of her purse included her cellphone, a Governors Ball ticket, hotel key and lipstick. Still, said the New York-based Nangle: “This is one of the best nights of my life.” A rep for the Microsoft Theater tells THR that a call came in to security inquiring Sunday night about a missing purse but a subsequent search of a specific seating area didn’t turn up anything.
Nangle tweeted on Monday that she was trying to figure out a way to break it to fellow comedy writer Lauren Reeves that the purse she lent her was missing. “Guys how do I explain to @laurenreeves that the beauteous clutch purse she so kindly lent me went missing last night.”
Even with the purse gone, she had something else inside that she’d like back: “Just wish the person who took my purse at @TheEmmys would have at least left me my good luck charm from my nephews,” she tweeted.
Schumer poses with her ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ writing staff. Nangle appears on the far right. (Photo by Al Powers for TV Academy/Invision/AP)
‘The Daily Show’ Staff Reunites at Private Hotel Bash
It’s been six weeks since Jon Stewart and his Daily Show staff closed out the program’s 16-year run. Emmy weekend provided a reunion, and they made the most of their Sept. 20 wins (variety talk series, writing for a variety series, directing by Chuck O’Neil). But hours before former head writer Elliott Kalan even delivered the acceptance speech, a preparty went down at West Hollywood’s Le Parc Suite Hotel, where the entire staff stayed. “It was just us and no one else,” said Kalan. “Having the whole staff here is such a wonderful feeling. It’s a capstone to Jon’s run. He’s done so much and has earned whatever he wants to do next.”
Kalan poses with his colleagues on ‘The Daily Show’ backstage at the Emmys. (Photo by Eric Jamison for TV Academy/Invision/AP)
‘Transparent’ Toasts Emmy Wins With Rooftop Bash Courtesy of Amazon Prime
Transparent creator Jill Soloway — a winner for outstanding directing for a comedy series for her work on the Amazon show — approached Emmy festivities with a regimen ESPN commentators would applaud. “I’m being really healthy — I’m eating healthy food before I go to parties and then I’m not eating anything when I get there. I’m also not drinking any alcohol,” she told THR. “I’m treating the week like an athletic event.” Amazon Studios chief Roy Price probably felt like a post-workout athlete on the rooftop of the Standard Downtown following the Emmys. He showed up to Amazon Prime’s bash in a Ralph Lauren white tuxedo jacket to celebrate the streaming service’s two Emmy wins. “It’s like 100 degrees,” he joked. “A white dinner jacket was designed for hot tropical conditions.”
Price poses with Emmy winner Soloway at Amazon Prime’s party at the Standard Downtown. (Getty Images for Amazon Studios)
Also in attendance at the bash were Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Joe Lewis, Michael Paull, Albert Cheng and Morgan Wandell along with Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, Melora Hardin, Dana Delaney and Ron Perlman. Transparent co-executive producer Andrea Sperling also made the rounds, telling THR she loved Soloway’s acceptance speech. “It was so smart and relevant and important — just like everything she does,” she said.
Gersh’s Leslie Siebert accompanied longtime client Tambor to the party to celebrate his win for Transparent. He’s one of her two clients that won Emmys on Sunday night — the other being Allison Janney for Mom. It was Tambor who gave Siebert a nice shout-out onstage during his acceptance speech. “I’ve represented him for 30 years and he’s always been brilliant. This just puts it over the top,” Siebert said, adding that they’d arrived to the Amazon bash from the Governors Ball. As for the next stop? “Hopefully home,” she said, smiling. “It’s a Sunday night. But it’s been a fun Emmys week and weekend.”
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