Has Neil Patrick Harris realized that perhaps he is as bad at over-hosting as Ryan Seacrest is? It may be possible now, following his critically-panned Emmy broadcast last night that he also had a hand in producing. This is a guy who won an Emmy ironically for his job at the Tonys this year, and has been brilliant in most of his hosting gigs; somehow, though, just one job suddenly made him into a guy that may be overexposed, and unlikely to be back in front of an awards-show audience anytime soon.
Harris was the first one to say this very thing in a post on Twitter today, after he obviously got a sort of sense as to what the reaction to the overall production was:
“Emceeing the Emmys was fun, but I’m sure glad it’s over. Looking forward to not hosting anything for a long time.”
The truth when it comes to entertainers is that sometimes, distance does make the heart grow fonder. One person who really has figured that out is Chris Rock, whose Oscar performance has been made even more brilliant by the fact that he has refuses to do it again. This leads to more demand for him to come back, and it has made his turn at hosting hyped as funnier than it actually was. (Granted, it was still pretty funny when it aired.)
Eventually, we imagine that Neil will host something again in the future, possibly the Tonys given his love for the theater. However, his focus seems to be shifting slightly follow the conclusion of “How I Met Your Mother.” He plans to do some stage work upon his move to New York, and we don’t see him jumping onto another TV show unless it is one that allows him to stay there and have some more time to do other things.
Do you think that it is time for Neil to hang up the Emmy-hosting hat for now? We want to hear from you! Also, click here if you want to read more about the winners, and some other scoop from the show.