updated 09/03/2015 AT 7:49 PM ET
•originally published 08/20/2014 AT 12:55 PM ET
He’s got the tux and he’s working on the jokes. The only thing not under control is his nerves.
Are you freaking out?
I’m a nerve junkie. I keep doing things that are nerve-inducing. When I did the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and the ESPYs, it was a little less stressful because I was the entertainer in a room not full of entertainers. With the Emmys, every face you see are people that have entertained you over the years. I hope I can at least repay the favor for the 15 minutes I’m up there.
Is your tux all picked out?
Yes! It’s funny, since I began hosting Late Night I’ve gained a better sense of style. I’m not going to lie, we might have a costume change in there. There’s a lot of ways this can go down.
Now that you’re in the fashion game, who do you predict will be best dressed?
Good question. It’s very hard to think that Kerry Washington’s not going to be at the top of this year’s best-dressed list. Just like a young America, I’m going to bet on Washington.
Do you still get starstruck?
I’m not beyond getting starstruck. I’ve never met George Clooney or Angelina Jolie. Of course, I’d just pretend like they should be thrilled to meet me, but on the inside, I’d be starstruck.