"Hey Emmy announcer- Kevin Hart called, he wants his delivery back," writes one Emmy viewer.
While the Emmy Awards were packed with Stephen Colbert's jokes, a cameo from Sean Spicer and acceptance speeches from winners like Alec Baldwin and Donald Glover, one man you've probably never heard of started trending on Twitter: the show's announcer.
This year, the commentary offered up before commercial breaks or after winners were announced was punchier and more excitable than ever before, leaving many people asking "Who is this guy?"
The man behind the voice is standup comedian Jermaine Fowler, who also stars on CBS' "Superior Donuts." According to CBS' Entertainment EVP Jack Sussman, they hoped Flowler would be "an active part of the show" who would "be connected with what's happened on the telecast and what happens next."
Unfortunately for him, the reaction online was pretty savage -- see the most brutal tweets below:
Who is the announcer for the Emmy Awards!? Is that Kevin Hart? The guy can't even read without stammering! Fire him NOW!! #EmmyAwards2017— Adam M (@AdamMuller7) September 18, 2017
Sometimes kids break into the booth where the subway worker announces the stops and act the fool. This Emmy announcer is kinda like that.— KG Braithwaite (@KGBraff4) September 18, 2017
I understand Emmy is trying to be modern, but Jesus, get an announcer who can read!— Leon Acord (@LeonAcord) September 18, 2017
Why does the Emmy announcer sound like he taking orders in the drive thru at Wendy's?— nah. (@rasthedestroyer) September 18, 2017
Biggest question of #Emmy night: who is this god-awful announcer?— Samantha Hirsch (@slhirsch) September 18, 2017
I want to punch this Emmy announcer in the trachea. If they wanted a goofy annoying voice I would've done it for free.— Eric Rowe (@ProducerEric) September 18, 2017
the emmy announcer is annoying the crap out of me right now— Roy Bellamy (@roybelly) September 18, 2017
Get rid of the 9 year old Emmy Announcer. He's awful— Stefani Graff (@stefanigraff) September 18, 2017
Who is this announcer at the Emmy's, and why is he so scream-y?— Cameron Sperance (@CameronSperance) September 18, 2017
I know someone who won't be winning an Emmy, the announcer! #Emmys— Jason Blake (@jasonablake) September 18, 2017
Announcer @ Emmy's is THE worst tonight. Who hired this dude? Stop shouting. Pronounce words correctly. #Emmys2017 🤦🏻♀️— Tiffany Blue (@BrynK82) September 18, 2017
#EMMY-Announcer is awful - what club did they pull him out of?— Linda Esvang (@135255le) September 18, 2017
Hey Emmy announcer- Kevin Hart called, he wants his delivery back.#Emmys— Jake Vig (@Jake_Vig) September 18, 2017
The announcer for this Emmy's is the worst announcer I have ever heard for...anything.— Alex Mazza (@MrAlexMazza) September 18, 2017
This Emmy announcer has the most whack voice #Emmys2017— Breaking Banter (@Breaking_Banter) September 18, 2017
This fuckin announcer needs to be voted out. Enough already. #Emmy— Dominique Marceau (@DomMarie) September 18, 2017
Saw only a few Emmy moments during halftime. VEEP is the funniest show on TV, so hoorah for JLD (again). And the Emmy announcer is AWFUL— Shan (@TNRLM) September 18, 2017
Who ever thought Jermaine Fowler would be good at announcing this needs to rethink their career. #Emmys— Justin (@justin_kanowicz) September 18, 2017
Hey bruh, so happy you're black and working, but chill on the voice over work homie. @jermaineFOWLER— PoeticMoment (@PoeticMoment) September 18, 2017
Unfortunately, Jermaine Fowler will be there all night. Nails. Chalkboard. #Emmys— Mark Diver (@markdiver65) September 18, 2017
I feel good for Donald Glover but bad for Jermaine Fowler who is not going to know how his Emmy announcing went until it's too late.— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) September 18, 2017
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