44-year-old ‘Saturday Night Live’ comedian Kenan Thompson will be hosting this year’s Emmy Awards on NBC and Peacock!
Jen Neal, executive VP of Live Events for NBC Universal Television and Streaming, says in a statement about the hire: “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.”
Kenan says in his own statement: “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.”