Kenan Thompson Of ‘SNL’ To Host Sept. 12 Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran “Saturday Night Live” forged member Kenan Thompson will host subsequent month’s Emmy Awards.

“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,” Thompson mentioned in a press release Tuesday.

Thompson has been with NBC’s late-night sketch present since 2003 and returns for his twentieth season this fall. His work on “SNL” has earned him a trio of Emmy supporting appearing nominations, and he gained a trophy in 2018 as lyrics co-writer of the music “Come Back, Barack,” which was featured on the present.

He earned a lead appearing nomination final yr for his sitcom “Kenan,” which NBC canceled in Might after two seasons.

Thompson was an authentic forged member of Nickelodeon’s kids’s sketch comedy sequence “All That” and starred with Kel Mitchell on the spinoff “Kenan and Kel.” His movie credit embrace “Clifford the Big Red Dog” and “Barbershop 2: Back in Business.”

The Sept. 12 Emmy ceremony will air dwell on NBC and be carried on its streaming sibling Peacock. Top nominees embrace the dramas “Succession” and “Squid Game” and comedies “Ted Lasso,” “Hacks” and “Only Murders in the Building.”