Kenan Thompson on the Emmys and why he is staying on ‘SNL’

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Thompson mentioned he has not requested his “SNL” costars Michael Che and Colin Jost for tips about internet hosting the Emmys (Che and Jost hosted in 2018).

“I’ve not been in contact with them, essentially,” Thompson informed the publication. “I’m going to be fairly easy — a superb monologue and holding the vitality up can be my strategy. I get pleasure from honoring artistry and creativity.”

He will host the 74th Emmy Awards on NBC Monday and feels “nice” in regards to the upcoming gig.

“There’s an awesome crew that is concerned. I positively do not feel like I’m floating on the market on my own,” Thompson mentioned. “I’m actually enthusiastic about it. There’s some nice items coming collectively.”

He additionally talked about his 20 years on “SNL” (he is now essentially the most senior solid member), with a number of solid members departing after final season.

Thompson informed the Times he has no plans to go away.

“I hold joking that they must throw me out of there considered one of lately,” he mentioned. “I’ve by no means been in a scenario the place I’m invited again an exuberant quantity of instances.”

Unlike others, he hasn’t needed to make the choice to half with the long-running late evening sketch present due to conflicts with different tasks, together with his not too long ago canceled collection “Kenan,” which ran for 2 seasons.

“They transfer on after they’re in excessive demand and it isn’t attainable to do each schedule-wise,” Thompson mentioned. “That’s when folks make that robust profession choice. My alternatives have been manageable thus far, so I’ve not been compelled to make that call but.”

The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards will air at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.

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