When the biggest awards show for television is hosted by someone as goofy as Andy Samberg, chances are the night will be filled with a hilarious and weird energy. Thankfully viewers were able to witness just that during Sunday night's Emmy Awards telecast. After all, Samberg did promise a "silly" Emmy Awards show with the perfect balance of meta and seriousness to the proceedings. Along with a few nice surprises in the awards given throughout the evening, viewers also had the chance to see some of TV's biggest stars crack loose while awaiting their Emmy fates and deliver some of the best and funniest quotes of the Emmy Awards telecast.
Samberg explained to Inquisitr that the show would feature "really funny presenters," and lots of room for comedy considering the amount of sketch comedians presenting and nominated for Emmys. Samberg did not disappoint as he nailed his opening sketch and monologue, and other celebs also followed suit by truly embracing the weird. Stars gave hilariously fun speeches and presenting moments with the same level of enthusiasm Andy Samberg brings had himself. Within Samberg's monologue alone, there were some incredible zingers and some really strange moments that will definitely stick with us for weeks to come.
1. Samberg's Louis C.K. Zinger
"Orange is the New Black is a drama and Louie is now technically jazz."
2. Tony Hale's Biggest Fear
"I just had a fear my zipper’s down"
3. Jon Stewart's Real Life Advice For TV People
"Craft services! Out in the world there are tables with food, and they’re not for free"
4. Peter Dinklage's Accurate Quote Of The Game Of Thrones Cast
"And everyone in the cast which is like thousands of people." Seriously, I can't even begin to name all the people who appear in this fantastical, brilliant show.
5. Jon Hamm's Acceptance Speech (FINALLY!)
"There’s been a terrible mistake, clearly." Humble and funny as ever.
6. Tracy Morgan's Return
"Only recently I’ve started to feel like myself again, which means a whole lotta' women gonna get pregnant at the after party. It’s going down." Classic Tracy. Thank goodness he's back and regaining his strength.
7. Uzo Aduba's Heartfelt Thanks
"You guys are incredible. And I love you mostly, because you let me be me."
8. Jeffrey Tambour's Class Act Speech
"I am going to wrap up by saying, not to repeat myself, but to specifically repeat myself: I would like to dedicate my performance and this award to the transgender community. Thank you for your patience, thank you for your courage, thank you for your stories, thank your inspiration, thank you for letting us be part of the change. God bless you."
It's alright that Tambour repeated himself, because this absolutely needed to be said.
9. Andy Samberg's Poignant, Harsh Jokes
"Racism is dead. Don't fact check that." Samberg nailed his hosting duties with quite a few biting jokes about pop culture and society.
10. Samberg's Kim Davis Dig
"If I wanted to see an intolerant lady dance, I would have gone to one of Kim Davis' four weddings." Oooh burn.
11. Samberg's Feminist Joke
"[Amy] Schumer is really, really funny. You know. For a person." Yup, he nailed it left and right.
12. Amy Schumer Knows Who Deserves Thanks
"Thanks to everyone who helped me... The girl who gave me this smokey eye."