Kathy Griffin and the Emmys have a long relationship—namely her quest for and finally obtaining not one, but two—but they're entering a new type of area when the comedian takes the reins of the 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards.
"I am beyond thrilled to be hosting what I'm told is the most important television event of the year. Knowing that over 100 million people from every corner of the planet will be watching, I will try to keep my nerves at bay and deliver a great show," Griffin said in a statement. "I can only hope that at the end of the evening, critics and fans alike will compare it to the experience they once had watching Neil Armstrong take man's first step on the moon. My only regret is knowing that this epic evening will distract millions of viewers from enjoying this year's World Cup. I apologize to FIFA."
The 41stannual Daytime Emmy Awards will be streamed online from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, June 22.
In addition to her two Emmys, Griffin has taken home a Grammy for Best Comedy Album. We can only hope the standup will go for the EGOT. Can you imagine?
"We are very excited to have Kathy leading our ceremony this year," Malachy G. Wienges, chairman of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, said in a statement. "She is a beloved figure in the community and we know that she will have audiences laughing the night away as we honor the brightest stars in our industry on a global stage."
The Daytime Emmys will livestream at DaytimeEmmys.net beginning at 5 p.m. PT on Sunday, June 22.