NPH hosted the 2013 Emmy Awards — and opened the show with a bang! Former Emmy Awards hosts Jane Lynch, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, and Conan O’Brien came onstage to offer Neil their “advice,” and they kept the laughs coming!
Neil Patrick Harris is just awards show gold. The super-host brought some serious fun to the 2013 Emmy Awards — and mocked some famous faces — like Alec Baldwin! — in his opening monologue. Or did they mock him? The show’s “guest hosts” quickly turned the tables on Neil’s comedic routine! See who got the last laugh of NPH’s big night!
Neil Patrick Harris Emmy Opening — Former Hosts Deliver Hilarious Opener
Neil is a veteran awards show opening act performer, so he definitely knows how to get a reaction out of his celebrity audience! He started off the show with a montage of tons of televisions playing clips from the Emmy’s biggest honorees and popular new shows, adding his reaction to the programs from home.
Neil celebrated the greatness of television, while recognizing the different ways television is consumed now. “For the younger audience, that’s the thing you watch on your phones.”
Neil called out the front row’s stars — including Alec Baldwin — about how TV has made them rich!
When the monologue was looking like a straightforward opening monologue, previous Emmy hosts of the audience delivered a surprise twist!
Neil Patrick Harris’s Opener Crashed By Previous Hosts
Last year’s show host, Jimmy Kimmel, came up on stage to tell NPH to take in every minute of the experience “because they might not ask you back.” Bitter because he wasn’t asked back? No, he was warning him about Jane Lynch‘s fate. She also took the stage to complain that her “being a woman” prevented her from being asked to host again!
Jimmy Fallon tap danced, making a fun nod to NPH’s history as the Tony Awards’ host.
Conan O’Brien took a historical approach to the show, citing his sky-high ratings from the show!
Kevin Spacey revealed that he was the promised the hosting gig, but “It’s all going according to my plan,” he intoned from a seat in the audience. “Look at that parade of babbling baffoons. They couldn’t host a children’s birthday party.”
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— Kristine Hope Kowalski
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