Seth Meyers to host the 2014 Emmy Awards

Seth Meyers, 2014. Rodolfo Martinez/NBC

Seth Meyers has been tapped to host this year's Emmy Awards.

The late-night talk show host, who rose to fame on "Saturday Night Live," will emcee the 66th Emmys set to air live Aug. 25 from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on NBC.

"Seth is such a talented performer and writer, and we know he will bring something unique to hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards," said Bruce Rosenblum, chairman and CEO of the Television Academy.

Neil Patrick Harris served as last year's Emmys host.

Meyers, 40, took on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" in February, replacing fellow "SNL" alum Jimmy Fallon, who landed hosting duties at "The Tonight Show."

Meyers, who's also an Emmy winner, was chosen by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world on Thursday.

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