Wednesday 22 October 2014

Emmys 2014 host Seth Meyers hopes to 'avoid a train wreck' show

Published 25/08/2014 | 20:11

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 20:  Actor and television host Seth Meyers speaks to the press at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards press preview day held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 20, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
Actor and television host Seth Meyers speaks to the press at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards press preview day held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 20, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

Seth Meyers hopes to “avoid a trainwreck” while hosting tonight’s Emmys.

The American talk show host will emcee the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Monday night.

And he admits he hasn’t set the bar terribly high.

"I think if you can avoid a trainwreck, people are pretty happy," he told The Today Show. "People talk more about the Emmys in the two months leading up to the Emmys than they do the day after. You just want, hopefully a week after, no one will be talking about it anymore."

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 20:  Actor and television host Seth Meyers speaks to the press at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards press preview day held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 20, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
Actor and television host Seth Meyers speaks to the press at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards press preview day held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 20, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

Seth promised at least one number should be memorable. However, the comedian has assured viewers he likely won’t be part of it.

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"I can't sing and I can't dance, but, I'm hoping at least, there will be something a little musical in the show," he added, musing, "I promise to be far away in the wings when that happens. That's my guarantee to you. No twerking — nobody wants that."

Whether the reviews are good or bad, Seth admits he had little choice in accepting the gig. Apparently it was simply too big to turn down for the former Saturday Night Live star.

"I feel like you would only regret it if you turn down something like this,” he explained. “These opportunities don't come around that often. You sort of want to be in the position to be flattered enough to be offered."

The 2014 Emmy Awards will take place at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre, with major nods for Breaking Bad, Fargo and Game of Thrones.

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