Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The Emmy Awards ceremony honoring excellence in television is to take place Monday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Saturday Night Live comedians Michael Che and are Colin Jost are to host the gala, which is to air live on NBC, starting at 8 p.m. ET. It will also stream on NBC.com.
"NBC is thrilled to be the home of this year's Emmy Awards and with Colin and Michael in the driver's seat as hosts, along with surprise appearances by other cast members of Saturday Night Live, I think we are in for one of the funniest awards shows in a long time," Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, said in April when Che and Jost were announced as emcees.
Che described on Instagram Stories Saturday his mindset in the leadup to Monday's big event.
"Worst case scenario, you don't like a joke. That's it. Thats all that can happen," he said. "Of the thousands of jokes being told on TV at any given time, you might not like 12 we tell. That's the absolute worst case scenario."
Among the stars confirmed as presenters for the event are Sarah Paulson, Connie Britton, Matt Smith, Claire Foy, Andy Samberg, Issa Rae, Angela Bassett, Hannah Gadsby, Samantha Bee, Jimmy Kimmel, Patricia Arquette, Eric Bana, Ben Stiller, Benicio Del Toro and the cast of Queer Eye.
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Also announced as presenters are Alec Baldwin, Rachel Brosnahan, Millie Bobby Brown, Kit Harington, Michael Douglas, Tina Fey, Taraji P. Henson, Tracy Morgan, Kate McKinnon, Bob Odenkirk, Sandra Oh and Constance Wu.
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