E! late-night host, and comedian Chelsea Handler has been tapped to host this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.
music Hills Jersey Shore network made the announcement via Twitter and Handler confirmed it on her own late night show. This makes Handler the 3rd woman to host the awards ever and first in over a decade.
We’re half surprised by this choice ourselves. Handler is more than qualified to be the ringleader but she doesn’t particularly cater to the younger demographic MTV aims for. At the same time, she’s supportive of growing comedians like Joy Koy, Whitney Cummings and has built herself a solid late night following. Also, with recent success the network had with Russell Brand and Aziz Ansari, making them both better household names, this could be producers taking a chance on lesser known talent in hopes for another lightning strike.
We’ll have to see how things play out when the awards air on September 12th.