"Being a part of this incredible evening where we honor the best of the tv community is way exciting, and to do it on NBC — my longtime network family — makes it even more special." He added.
Kenan is well-regarded as one of the funniest, likable, and most accomplished performers of the last two decades and his tenure.
The popularity that he has gained by being a part of Saturday Night Live speaks for itself. He is loved by everyone for his work.
Jen Neal said in the announcement. "We know he'll bring an excitement and professionalism to the Emmy Awards that a show of this stature deserves."
Thompson joined Saturday Night Live in 2003 and holds the record for the longest-tenured cast member in the show's history.