Kenan Thompson Declares Himself “Mayor of Tv” to Open Emmys 2022

September 13, 2022

Saturday Evening Dwell veteran Kenan Thompson could also be a first-time Emmy host, however his opening monologue on the Emmys 2022 was something however beginner. “It’s I, the mayor of tv, Kenan Thompson,” the 44-year-old comic and six-time Emmy nominee started the 74th Emmy Awards to a buzzing crowd on the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. “TV is all we’ve,” he then declared, “from Netflix and chill to Paramount+ and consuming dinner alone.” 

Puzzlingly sufficient, although, a top-hat-clad Thompson’s opening monologue was largely an ode to TV that’s not airing, regardless of an onslaught of TV at present on the air.

At one level he danced alongside to the Pals theme tune, “I’ll Be There for You,” full with a burnt orange sofa and colourful umbrellas. He then quipped: “Eh, you all ever see Residing Single? I actually assume you’d prefer it,” a nod to the similarities between each ’90s-era sitcoms. He then appeared in a field within the Brady Bunch household theme tune and even launched a cameo from the solid of the unique collection. That was adopted by performances from Thompson as Ice-T in Regulation & Order and a Targaryen (wig included!) in Sport of Thrones. The one nominated present to get a shout-out? That might be Netflix’s Stranger Issues, which earned 13 Emmy nods.

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In his opening monologue, Thompson prevented any jabs at Will Smith and Chris Rock’s Oscar altercation, though a number of hours of the present stay. Previous to the telecast, Thompson indicated that he would resist straightforward punch traces concerning the incident—or any humor that might doubtlessly put him within the line of fireplace. “, I’m not going on the market, like, hurting anyone’s emotions for the sake of different folks laughing,” he beforehand informed Deadline. “We’re speculated to all be laughing collectively, even that individual the joke is about.”

Thompson additionally made it clear that he would middle his internet hosting remarks on the yr’s greatest nominees, lots of which, he confessed to the Los Angeles Instances, he had but to see. “I’m simply protecting it pure and watching what appears to be like interesting,” Thompson stated of catching up on the nominated exhibits. “However I actually ought to go down the record and comb by means of the whole lot so not less than I do know the faces after I run into them.”

If his monologue is any indication, Thompson hasn’t binge-watched too lots of this yr’s potential winners.

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