Chicago comedian Pat McGann has been chosen to host the 63rd Annual Emmy Awards sponsored by the Chicago / Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
The virtual event will be broadcast live on December 5 starting at 7 p.m.
It’s a return commitment for McGann, who hosted the event to rave reviews in 2016 and 2020.
“I am delighted to host the Emmy Awards once again,” said the South Side native. “And just as excited to keep telling people ‘not just the Emmys… the Chicago / Midwest Emmys.’ I used this line in 2016 and even now, in 2021, that’s still true. We won’t be renting one. huge tent with chandeliers like the Emmys did in prime time. The chapter doesn’t have that kind of money … obviously they hired me. “