Some of the most memorable Emmys moments聽ever have come in the form of comedy. Stephen Colbert left his mark on the 2017 ceremony with his killer opening bit and monologue. And comedian Jermaine Fowler is making waves too, with his hilarious voiceover announcements.

Announcers are a staple of awards shows, often, well, announcing the presenters and calling winners to the stage to accept their awards. The voiceovers are typically scripted and formal, and the people behind the voices are kept out of sight. This year, CBS decided to switch things up by giving the gig to Fowler, the star of their sitcom Superior Donuts, and letting his personality shine.

鈥淲hat most awards shows do is have the announcer locked in a closet reading from a script on cue,鈥 Jack Sussman, CBS Entertainment EVP for music and live events, told Deadline. 鈥淲hat we will do is have Jermaine be an active part of the show. He will be connected with what鈥檚 happened on the telecast and what happens next. What we want to do is get a peek behind the curtain in a fun, engaging way.鈥

Fowler is, of course, reading from a script, but he鈥檚 also flexing his improv comedy skills and reacting to the show as it happens. He鈥檚 been audibly excited by some of the presenters and winners 鈥 鈥淕et it, Laura Dern!鈥 comes to mind 鈥 and when the camera pans to him, he鈥檚 clearly having fun.

Some people are loving the energy:

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But others aren鈥檛 wild about it:

Whether you like the switch or not, kudos to CBS for trying something new and shaking things up a little. Fowler shouldn鈥檛 be too worried about any haters, of course: The second season of Superior Donuts premieres on CBS on October 30, 2017.

What do you think of Jermaine Fowler as the Emmys 2017 announcer? Let us know @BritandCo!

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