The co-hosts with the most
Saturday Night Live head writers and Weekend Update co-anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che are the latest duo to take on hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards together. Who else has shared the stage for TV’s biggest night? Join us as we take a look back at several of the many ceremonies with more than one emcee — some of them may surprise you!
Michael J. Fox, Oprah, and Paul Reiser
The Spin City star, talk show host, and Mad About You star co-hosted in 1996.
Shelley Long and David Letterman
The Cheers star and host of Late Night With David Letterman shared the stage in 1986.
Jason Alexander and Cybill Shepherd
The Seinfeld and Cybill stars teamed up in 1995.
Eddie Murphy and Joan Rivers
The two comics brought the laughs together at the 1983 ceremony.
David Hyde Pierce and Jenna Elfman
The stars of Frasier and Dharma & Greg co-hosted in 1999.
Tim Allen, Kirstie Alley, and Dennis Miller
The stars of Home Improvement, Cheers, and SNL joined forces at the 1992 Emmys.
Henry Winkler and Cheryl Ladd
The Happy Days and Charlie’s Angels stars co-hosted the 1979 ceremony.
Candice Bergen, Jay Leno, and Jane Pauley
The Murphy Brown star, then-Tonight Show substitute host, and NBC News anchor were all hosts in 1990.
Frank Sinatra and Dick Van Dyke
Ol’ Blue Eyes hosted from Hollywood’s Palladium in 1968, while Dick Van Dyke ran the East Coast portion of the show from New York’s Americana Hotel.
Shirley MacLaine and Ed Asner
The Hollywood icon and Lou Grant star celebrated TV’s best as co-hosts of the 1981 awards.
Tom Bergeron, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Ryan Seacrest, and Jeff Probst
These reality-competition show hosts served as Emmys emcees in 2008.
John Denver and Mary Tyler Moore
The musician/actor and star of the The Mary Tyler Moore Show were co-hosts in 1976.
Bill Cosby and Danny Kaye
Cosby first co-hosted in 1966 from New York’s Americana Hotel (he’s seen here winning that same year for I, Spy, making him the first black actor to win Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series), while multi-faceted entertainer Kaye hosted at the Hollywood Palladium.
Merv Griffin and Bill Cosby
In 1969, the talk show host held down hosting duties from New York City’s Carnegie Hall, while Cosby emceed from Santa Monica, Calif.
Ellen DeGeneres and Patricia Richardson
The Ellen and Home Improvement funny ladies were co-hosts in 1994.
Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball
The Hollywood power couple and stars of I Love Lucy co-hosted the 4th Emmy Awards from L.A.’s Cocoanut Grove in 1952. They’re seen here at the 1953 ceremony, where she won Best Comedienne and the series won Best Situation Comedy.