Funnyman Jimmy Kimmel to host 2012 Emmy awards

Last Updated: Mar 27, 2012, 16:53 PM IST

Los Angeles: Comedian Jimmy Kimmel will host the 64th Emmy awards on September 23. The funnyman takes the role from Glee`s Jane Lynch, who hosted last year`s event, a leading daily has said.

"I hope to be able to do for the Emmys this year what Eddie Murphy did for the Oscars," Kimmel joked while referring to the Oscar debacle in which Murphy pulled out of hosting this year`s Oscars after producer Brett Ratner left the show following an anti-gay remark.