Kenan Thompson of 'SNL' to host Sept. 12 Emmy Awards

  • FILE - Actor-comedian Kenan Thompson appears at the American Museum of Natural History's 2019 Museum Gala on Nov. 21, 2019, in New York. Thompson will host the 74th Emmy® Awards scheduled for Monday, Sept. 12. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

    FILE - Actor-comedian Kenan Thompson appears at the American Museum of Natural History's 2019 Museum Gala on Nov. 21, 2019, in New York. Thompson will host the 74th Emmy® Awards scheduled for Monday, Sept. 12. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) Associated Press

 
 
Updated 8/9/2022 1:10 PM

LOS ANGELES -- Veteran 'œSaturday Night Live' cast member Kenan Thompson will host next month's Emmy Awards.

'œBeing 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,' Thompson said in a statement Tuesday.

 

Thompson has been with NBC's late-night sketch show since 2003 and returns for his 20th season this fall. His work on 'œSNL' has earned him a trio of Emmy supporting acting nominations, and he won a trophy in 2018 as lyrics co-writer of the song 'œCome Back, Barack,' which was featured on the show.

He earned a lead acting nomination last year for his sitcom 'œKenan," which NBC canceled in May after two seasons.

Thompson was an original cast member of Nickelodeon's children's sketch comedy series 'œAll That' and starred with Kel Mitchell on the spinoff 'œKenan and Kel." His film credits include 'œClifford the Big Red Dog' and 'œBarbershop 2: Back in Business.'

The Sept. 12 Emmy ceremony will air live on NBC and be carried on its streaming sibling Peacock. Top nominees include the dramas 'œSuccession' and 'œSquid Game' and comedies 'œTed Lasso," 'œHacks' and 'œOnly Murders in the Building.'

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