Last year’s Emmy winner for variety series, Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, will be facing stiff competition. Hot on its tail are NBC’s newcomer The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central’s 10-time winner The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NBC’s Saturday Night Live and HBO’s 10-time nominee Real Time With Bill Maher.

Saturday Night Live (NBC)

An up-and-down season for Saturday Night Live prompted several castmember departures, but some of the show’s best work this past year still came via its digital shorts. One of them, the Adjustment Bureau-inspired "The Beygency" from May, showed the dire consequences for anyone (in this case, Andrew Garfield) who makes the mistake of publicly admitting to not being “crazy in love” with songs by Beyonce, the reigning Queen of Pop. Even Jack Bauer got in on the game.