Kenan Thompson to host 2022 Emmys – The Hollywood Reporter

Kenan Thompson is set to host the 2022 Emmy Awards, it was announced today.

The Saturday Night Live The star will host the ceremony which airs on NBC and streams live on Peacock on Monday, September 12.

“Being a part of this amazing night where we honor the best in the television community is ridiculously exciting, and to be on NBC — my longtime network family — makes it even more special,” Thompson said in a statement. “Like all TV fans, I can’t wait to see the stars of my favorite shows.”

Jen Neal, Executive Vice President of Live Events for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, added, “Kenan is considered one of the funniest, likable and accomplished performers of the past two decades and his tenure on Saturday Night Live speaks for itself. We know it will bring excitement and professionalism to the Emmys that a show of this stature deserves. »

This fall, Thompson is set to enter his 20th season on SNL, where he is the longest serving actor. The actor, comedian and producer made his debut on Nickelodeon All thatfollow-up to the popular spin-off Kenan and Kel.

He recently starred in the NBC comedy series Kenanwhich was canceled after two seasons.
His other credits include Paramount’s Clifford the big red dogDisney+ Home Sweet Home aloneNetflix’s Adam Sandler movie hubie halloween, D2: The Mighty Ducks, Good Burger, Heavyweights, My Boss’s Daughter, Barbershop 2 and more.

Thompson himself is an Emmy winner, taking home the award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics (shared with SNL co-star Chris Redd, writer Will Stephen and composer Eli Brueggemann) in 2018. The six-time nominee was nominated three times as a supporting actor for SNL and last year was twice nominated for the NBC sketch comedy series and for his starring role in Kenan.

The 2022 Emmy Awards will be broadcast live coast-to-coast from the Microsoft Theater in LA Live at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Monday, September 12. The Creative Arts ceremonies will take place over two nights earlier this month, on Saturday September 3 and Sunday September 4.

This year’s Emmy nominations are led by Succession with 25 nods, followed by Ted Lasso and The White Lotuswith 20 each.

Thompson is represented by UTA, Michael Goldman, Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein Lezcano Bobb & Dang.

Tyler Coates contributed to this story.

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