Seth Meyers: I hope to avoid a "train wreck" as Emmys host

Seth Meyers speaks to the press at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards press preview day held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Aug. 20, 2014, in Los Angeles. Mark Davis/Getty Images

When Seth Meyers steps into the role of Emmy Awards host Monday night, he'll have one goal in mind: to avoid a "train wreck."

The "Saturday Night Live" alum told NBC's "Today" show, "I think if you can avoid a train wreck, people are pretty happy. People talk more about the Emmys in the two months leading up to the Emmys than they do the day after. You just want, hopefully a week after, no one will be talking about it anymore."

Meyers follows recent Emmys hosts Neil Patrick Harris, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon and Jane Lynch.

But unlike Harris, for example, Meyers isn't known for his musical abilities.

"I can't sing and I can't dance, but, I'm hoping at least, there will be something a little musical in the show," Meyers said, adding, "I promise to be far away in the wings when that happens. That's my guarantee to you. No twerking -- nobody wants that."

Meyers will be joined by many famous faces at the 66th annual event, including Halle Berry, Matthew McConaughey, Julia Roberts and Kerry Washington.

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