Monday, September 18, 2017

S.C. natives Stephen Colbert and Aziz Ansari won big at the Emmys last night

"Thank you for embracing a little Indian boy from South Carolina"

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 10:06 AM

Last night South Carolina natives Stephen Colbert and Aziz Ansari had a big presence at the Emmys, with Colbert hosting the 69th annual TV awards show, and Ansari (along with Lena Waithe) taking home Best Writing for a Comedy.

Colbert's first time hosting the Emmys featured plenty of Donald Trump digs along with a surprise appearance from former White House press secretary Sean Spicer.  (The sketchy YouTube video above cuts off some of the frame, a better version is on CBS, but not embeddable.)

In addition to Colbert's song and dance, Columbia, S.C. native Ansari took home Best Writing for a Comedy for his Netflix original comedy, Master of None. Ansari shared the award with fellow writer Lena Waithe for their Master of None episode, "Thanksgiving," which Waithe said was based on her real-life experience coming out as gay. In the acceptance speech Waithe says, "The things that make us different, those are our superpowers."

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