Trevor Noah, the host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, is taking his comedic chops to music’s biggest night.
The Emmy and Peabody award-winning TV show host is relieving Alicia Keys from her two-year hosting stint to preside at the 63rd Grammy Awards on Sunday, January 31. This makes Noah first-time as emcee of the annual ceremony.
Noah, whose work Son of Patricia was nominated for Best Comedy Album this year, is excited to have been bestowed the responsibility as host for the 2021 awards show.
“Despite the fact that I am extremely disappointed that the GRAMMYs have refused to have me sing or be nominated for best pop album, I am thrilled to be hosting this auspicious event,” Noah said in a press release.
He continued, “I think as a one-time GRAMMY nominee, I am the best person to provide a shoulder to all the amazing artists who do not win on the night because I too know the pain of not winning the award! (This is a metaphorical shoulder, I’m not trying to catch Corona). See you at the 63rd GRAMMYs!”
Chair and Interim President/CEO Harvey Mason, Jr. also is honored to have Noah signed on as the host of the 63rd annual ceremony. “With a knack for keeping viewers engaged and entertained, Trevor is the perfect choice to lead us through what’s sure to be an incredible evening full of music, unforgettable moments, unity and inspiration,” Mason said in a statement. “He is a dynamic host, comedian and personality, and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the GRAMMY stage as host of Music’s Biggest Night for the first time.”
The 63rd Grammy Awards will be broadcast on CBS on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.