Comedy actress Jane Lynch has been keeping us laughing for decades, and now she will finally be bringing her talent to the annual Emmy Awards’ stage on September 18. Lynch, who says she is “tickled pink” to be hosting the famous television awards show, will be only the third woman to do so by herself, following Angela Lansbury and Ellen DeGeneres.
The telecast’s executive producer, Mark Burnett, says Lynch was his “first—and only—choice” for the part this year, calling her “charismatic” and having “energy that leaps off the screen and stage.” After winning both an Emmy and Golden Globe last year for her well-known and loved role as Sue Sylvester on Glee, Lynch also hosted Saturday Night Live. For this year’s show, she promises to bring a little bit of Sue to the audience and “sporting [her] finest tracksuit”.
In the past, Jane Lynch has also been nominated for an Emmy for her guest spot on Two and a Half Men, and had memorable supporting roles in the movies Role Models and The 40-Year-Old Virgin. My personal favorite was her part in the short-lived cult comedy Party Down. As she continues in her career, even with her already impressive résumé, Lynch is showing that her best may be yet to come.Tags: awards show, comedy, Emmy Awards, emmys, Glee, host, Jane Lynch, mark burnett, role models, television, tv, Two and a Half Men