NBC and the Television Academy said in a press release that Kenan Thompson will host the 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards. The 74th annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will take place Sept. 12 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, airing at 8 p.m. EDT on NBC and also streaming on Peacock.
The 44-year-old Thompson is an actor and comedian who stars on the NBC late-night sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live. Said Thompson: “Being a part of this incredible evening where we honor the best of the television community is ridiculously exciting, and to do it on NBC — my longtime network family — makes it even more special. Like all TV fans, I can’t wait to see the stars from my favorite shows.”
NBCUniversal television and streaming EVP of live events Jen Neal said in a statement: “Kenan is well-regarded as one of the 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.”
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