Host Stephen Colbert kicked off the run-up to this Sunday’s 69th Emmy Awards with the installation of the show’s famous red carpet. Colbert talked to Variety about the Emmys, politics and more. READ IT

“It’s an honor to be hosting the Emmys, and it’s even more of an honor installing the carpet. How much was this? Six dollars a yard? I’m going to re-grout the bathrooms right after.” – Colbert


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