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Kenan Thompson to host 2022 Emmy Awards

Kenan Thompson to host 2022 Emmy Awards
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Kenan Thompson is set to host the 74th Emmy Awards.

Executives from NBC and the Television Academy announced on Tuesday that the Saturday Night Live star will helm the live telecast to be staged at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on 12 September.

“Being a part of this incredible evening where we honour the best of the television community is ridiculously exciting, and to do it on NBC – my longtime network family – makes it even more special,” the 44-year-old said. “Like all TV fans, I can’t wait to see the stars from my favourite shows.”

And Jen Neal, executive vice president of Live Events for NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, is thrilled to have Kenan onboard.

“Kenan is well-regarded as one of funniest, likeable, and accomplished performers of the last two decades and his tenure on Saturday Night Live speaks for itself. We know he’ll bring an excitement and professionalism to the Emmy Awards that a show of this stature deserves,” she added.

A six-time Emmy Award nominee, Kenan received two nominations last year for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his comedy series Kenan and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for SNL.

The nominees for the 2022 Emmy Awards were announced last month, with HBO series Succession landing a whopping 25 nods.


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