‘Glee’ star Jane Lynch cracks Ellen DeGeneres joke in Emmy ad (video)

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While we may be waiting for a while to actually see the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards on September 18,  we are at least getting a rather entertaining new preview for the show courtesy of the host — “Glee” star Jane Lynch.

In the video (which you can check out below), Lynch wears a tuxedo that looks at least three sizes two big — and then says she got the gig largely due to the fact that producers had her confused with Ellen DeGeneres. (In reality, she got the gig thanks to the fact that the Emmys are airing on Fox this year.)

Lynch is going to be in the same sort of awkward position as host Neil Patrick Harris two years ago, as she is nominated for an acting award (in Best Supporting Actress) in addition to her hosting duties. If she loses, will she turn into Sue Sylvester for the rest of the night? (Of course she’s be cordial, but it’s much funnier to imagine her firing off zingers at Jon Hamm and Mariska Hargitay.)

Do you think that Jane is going to do a stellar job as Emmy host?

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