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Stephen Colbert has been all over TV in the past 24 hours.
The Late Show host, whose main show is in repeats this week and who will host this weekend’s Emmy Awards, stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live!, James Corden’s Late Late Show and CBS This Morning to provide details on Sunday’s ceremony, his preparation and how he feels about the coveted role.
“It’s an honor to host the Emmys, and it’s fun, because if you lose, you still have something to do,” joked Colbert on Friday’s CBS This Morning.
Although nominated for two awards, Colbert is placing his full attention on assuring he does the best job he can as host. “I have to do a good job. I’ve got no control over the rest of it, but I’m not going to worry about the rest of it,” explains Colbert.
When asked about his preparation, Colbert admitted he acts better on fear saying, “I’m entirely motived by fear and that’s why I’m in comedy. If all the people are laughing, I’m not afraid.”
Although the ceremony will include nominations for former Academy Award winners, Colbert pinpoints one celebrity as this year’s main star of television, “You know how the Bible outsells every book of all time? Donald Trump is the Bible of the 2016-2017 television season.”
Colbert even hinted that he may do some dancing.
Indeed, later that day on CBS’ The Talk, Colbert revealed he did have an “opening musical number” planned for the big show and some surprise guests, adding, “a few more came through today.”
And he continued to hint (joke?) that he’d pretaped a bit in which he was naked and was still trying to figure out how much of his body CBS would allow to be displayed on primetime TV.
On The Talk he also discussed the Oscars’ memorable best picture snafu, joking, “We’re going to give an Emmy to La La Land just to even things out.”
The Late Show host also talked about one of his favorite subjects: Trump. He said he’d love to have the president back on his show and said perhaps Trump was watching.
“I’m sure he watches The Talk. He seems to have a lot of time on his hands to watch TV.”
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