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Kenan Thompson Reveals How He'll Host Emmys 2022: 'I'm Not Hurting Anybody's Feelings For The Sake Of People Laughing'

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Kenan Thompson hypes up the upcoming 2022 Emmys during a press preview event held at the Television Academy on Thursday (September 8) in Los Angeles.

The 44-year-old actor, who was announced as the host for the award show last month, opened up at the event about how he’ll be hosting the prestigious event. “You know, I’m not going out there like hurting anybody’s feelings for the sake of other people laughing,” he said, via Deadline. “We’re supposed to all be laughing together, even that person the joke is about.” He added, “This being a roasting opportunity kind of night, a lot of people expect to hear that. [My approach will be] more so about the zeitgeist about what’s going on, maybe like the jokes are about the shows or the different platforms.

Because it’s bigger than a famous person who’s having a moment, because it’s a room full of famous people.” Kenan addressed coming upon an Oscar Slap situation while hosting the show, as well. Click inside to read more… “I think a good comic is supposed to be aware,” Kenan shared. “I mean I’m not calling Chris [Rock] a bad comic, he just wasn’t necessarily aware of that situation, so it’s not fair to lump him into that conversation.

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