Kenan Thompson tipped to host 74th Emmy Awards


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This week, NBC and the Television Academy jointly announced today that Kenan Thompson will host the 74th Emmy Awards! The three-hour coast-to-coast live stream from the Microsoft Theater at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles is scheduled for Monday, September 12 and begins at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC and will air live for the first time on Peacock.

“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. “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, said, “Kenan is considered one of the funniest, likable and accomplished entertainers 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. »

Kenan Thompson is an award-winning actor, comedian and producer, best known for his work on “Saturday Night Live”. This fall, he will enter his 20e season on the iconic late-night series as the longest-serving cast member.

A six-time Emmy nominee, Thompson received two nominations in 2021 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his comedy series “Kenan” and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for “SNL.” He previously received two Emmy Award nominations in 2018 and 2020 in the Supporting Actor category for his work on “SNL.” Thompson won an Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics in 2018 for the “SNL” song “Come Back, Barack” and received a nomination in the same category in 2017 for co-writing the popular’s “Last Christmas.” “Jingle Barrack”. “SNL” music video. He has also made many contributions to the series with his hilarious impressions and playing several memorable characters. He will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in August. He recently appeared in the second season of HBO Max’s “That Damn Michael Che” and Prime Video’s “The Kids in the Hall.”

For two seasons, Thompson executive produced and starred in the NBC comedy series “Kenan.” He served as a producer and judge alongside Chrissy Teigen, Jeff Foxworthy and Amanda Seales on NBC’s comedy competition series “Bring the Funny.” He also served as an executive producer on Nickelodeon’s 2019 reboot of “All That.”


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Thompson is represented by UTA, Michael Goldman, Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein Lezcano Bobb & Dang. Congratulations to Kenan for another great achievement! Be sure to watch the Emmys on September 12 and let us know your predictions for who the winners will be!

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