There's No Singular Host For The 2016 MTV VMAs
There's no host for the VMAs this year, but before your rage blackout hits, let's sit down and talk this out like rational adults.
MTV's annual Video Music Awards will broadcast from Madison Square Garden this Sunday evening without one singular celebrity host.
This means no awkward vamping from one pop star or rapper expected to carry an entire awards ceremony on his or her own.
Plus, Keegan-Michael Key? Fucking hilarious. Jordan Peele? Fucking hilarious. Jay Pharoah? Fucking hilarious. Nicole Byer? Fucking hilarious. DJ Khaled? Sleeper hit, but tbh, pretty fucking hilarious.
Byer and Pharoah will be walking correspondents during the main event, and Khaled will correspond from a party in an MSG skybox suite.
According to executive producer Jesse Ignjatovic, the decision to split up hosting duties among a small crowd of undeniably entertaining fan-favorites was influenced by the Olympics and the DNC.
He told Entertainment Weekly,
Every year we try to reflect what's going on culturally… It felt like a unique approach to the show… It's just a different way to cover the show and bring it to the audience from all these different perspectives and play it for comedy.
During this month's Olympic Games in Rio, “SNL” cast member Leslie Jones' hysterical twitter commentary motivated NBC to fly the comic down to Brazil to correspond live from the games to the delight of fans and followers.
Here's hoping MTV's decision to follow NBC's lead results in the same kind of magic.
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