Andy Samberg brought his goofy shtick to the Emmy Awards on Sunday night, but will the first-time host be invited back?
In his opening monologue, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star took light jabs at easy targets like Bill Cosby and Donald Trump, but reserved his best burn for True Detective, when discussing shows that had gone off the air this year. "We also said goodbye to True Detective, even though it's still on the air," Samberg said, to raucous applause.
During his monologue, Jane Lynch also came out in a full habit/costume to introduce a new "Shame!" system for cutting off lengthy acceptance speeches. "Instead of being played off ... you're gonna have to deal with the mean nun from Game of Thrones," Samberg explained.
Still, Samberg didn't stray far from the juvenile humor that has made him America's most famous class clown. Some of his jokes are groan-worthy, sure, but there's something to be said for his commitment to them, and a consistent ability to amuse himself, if no one else. Also, we're guessing Samberg is the only host in Emmys history to pantomime anilingus on a gigantic Emmys statue that was part of the set, which he did as part of a throwaway joke about Girls. (Google it - or, better yet, don't.)
But it wasn't all played for laughs. Samberg turned emotional at the end of the night when he introduced the evening's biggest surprise, his former Saturday Night Live co-star Tracy Morgan, who made his first public appearance since being involved in a fatal car accident last summer.
How do you think Samberg did as host of the Emmys? Do you think he'll be invited back next year?