Emmys Sean Spicer Makes Surprise Appearance at 2017 Emmys, Melissa McCarthy Looks Hilariously Unamused By Jennifer Drysdale 5:48 PM PDT, September 17, 2017 CBS That wasn't Melissa McCarthy... The 47-year-old actress already won an Emmy for her portrayal of Sean Spicer on Saturday Night Live, but it was the real deal who showed up in a surprise appearance at the awards show on Sunday. The former White House press secretary shocked the crowd when he came out onstage behind an "Emmys" podium after Stephen Colbert's bit on President Donald Trump."This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period, both in person and around the world," Spicer declared. RELATED: 2017 Emmys: The Complete Guide "I can understand why you'd want one of these guys around," Colbert shared, before sending "Melissa McCarthy" off the stage.everyone's reactions when Sean Spicer came out on stage at the #Emmyspic.twitter.com/YflwBFSnsH— Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) September 18, 2017Anna Chlumsky's face when Sean Spicer walked out was all of us! #Emmyspic.twitter.com/3wFQKCultf— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) September 18, 2017 RELATED: Melissa McCarthy Fans Mourn Loss of Her Sean Spicer Impersonation After He Resigns as Press Secretary Colbert's jabs at Trump were to be expected, but the Emmys host told ET before the show that audiences should prepare for him to go after someone else -- Reese Witherspoon. Watch below. EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Colbert Jokes He's Coming for Reese Witherspoon During Emmys Hosting Gig This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors. If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page.