Matt Lucas will host this year’s International Emmy Awards ceremony in New York.
International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences president Bruce Paisner called Matt Lucas “one of the most talented comedic performers and writers of his generation”.
Bruce Paisner said: “We’re delighted to have him headlining the International Emmys.”
The International Emmy Awards take place on November 24 in New York.
The awards celebrate TV production outside the US.
Matt Lucas is best known to global audiences for appearing in films such as Bridesmaids and Alice in Wonderland.