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Seth Meyers Plays It Straight As Emmys Host

(Undated) -- Seth Meyers took his "Late Night" wit to the Emmys on Monday night. The comedian hosted the awards show at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. He stayed within the lines, apart from some monologue jokes poking fun at the Academy's decision to hold the show on a Monday.
 
Seth added that the Monday show was also because of a conflict with MTV Video Music Awards. He pointed out the irony in MTV giving out awards for music videos, while on network TV, they are "holding an awards show and giving all the trophies to cable and Netflix." He also added in a jab about the Academy's controversial choice to accept some shows as comedies. Seth joked that among the great shows this year were "comedies that made you laugh, and comedies that made you cry because they were dramas submitted as comedies."

The late night host later brought out "Saturday Night Live" friend Amy Poehler to help introduce nominees Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. After running through a few jokes they decided on calling them "the only actors in Hollywood not rumored to be starring in season two of "True Detective" -- a nod to the show's confusing ending. Another former "SNL" pal helped Seth between awards. Andy Samberg came out to introduce a musical number from Weird Al Yankovic, who performed a medley of theme song parodies. Seth also had a special pre-taped segment for television-loving viewers. He took to the streets of New York City with viral interviewer "Billy On The Street," putting the city's lack of enthusiasm about the Emmys on full display. "Breaking Bad" and "Modern Family" were among the night's biggest winners.

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Seth Meyers makes fun of how some shows were submitted as comedies. Seth Meyers name-drops friends Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Seth Meyers hits the streets of New York with "Billy On The Street." Seth Meyers enlists Amy Poehler to help him think of lines to introduce Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. Seth Meyers draws a comparison between MTV VMAs and the Emmys. Play Clip

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