Comedian Patton Oswalt will host the 17th annual Webby Awards May 21 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The Webbys honors excellence in internet, including websites, social media and online videos.
Oswalt hosted the Webbys last year and besides being the master of ceremonies, he’ll make sure that each Webby winner will stick to the five-word acceptance speech rule.
David-Michel Davies, executive director of the Webby Awards, said in a statement: “Patton can out-nerd the nerdiest of nerdy nerds, and out-funny just about anyone. He’s the perfect Webby host.”
The comedian, who is known for his roles as the voice of Remy the rat in “Ratatouille” and as Spencer Olchin in “The King of Queens,” posted a viral Facebook page message earlier this week right after the Boston Marathon bombings. He reminded his fans that the good people will fight “against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak.”