US actor and host Kenan Thompson (C) performs onstage during the 74th Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, on September 12, 2022. (Photo by Patrick T. FALLON / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

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As the longest-running solid member ever on “Saturday Night Live,” Kenan Thompson is a seasoned comic — and he confirmed off his knowledgeable comedy chops in his opening monologue on the 2022 Emmy Awards. Thompson, the host, took the stage at LA’s Microsoft Theater so as to add his distinctive humor experience (and dance abilities) to a montage of routines to remixed variations of iconic tv theme songs.

The montage began with a jazzy rendition of the “Friends” opener that morphed right into a tribute to “The Brady Bunch” (the unique solid of which had been available within the viewers).

US actor and host Kenan Thompson (C) performs onstage during the 74th Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, on September 12, 2022. (Photo by Patrick T. FALLON / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

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US actor and host Kenan Thompson (C) performs onstage at the start of the 74th Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, on September 12, 2022. (Photo by Patrick T. FALLON / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

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After that, Thompson let the (equally!) skilled dancers take over for performances to remixes of the “Law & Order: SVU” and “Stranger Things” theme songs, earlier than returning to the stage in a full Daenerys Targaryen costume for the ultimate “Game of Thrones” tribute (pictured above). Check out the hilarious intro under!

After the primary award of the evening was handed out to Michael Keaton for lead actor in an anthology sequence for “Dopesick,” Thompson returned to the stage to do a extra conventional joke-filled monologue, taking the prospect to tease this yr’s slate of nominated exhibits and actors. He poked enjoyable at “Squid Game” by joking it was a present about people who find themselves in determined want of cash . . . sort of like its streaming community, Netflix. Then he gave Zendaya a shout-out for her birthday, which she celebrated on Sept. 1, joking that she is now too old to date Leonardo DiCaprio at age 26.

In a Sept. 6 interview, Thompson advised the Associated Press that he took his position as host fairly critically. “It’s an enormous deal, and it is not essentially one thing that I wish to drop the ball on. So I used to be like, ‘Let me sit with this,'” he stated. After deciding to host and discussing his strategy with producers, he determined that “this ought to be an evening of appreciating artistry and creativity and eradicating the stress of all of it out. I get it — it sucks to lose, and all people’s choosing outfits and making an attempt to do the crimson carpet factor. But on the identical time, it is an superior factor to be within the room on Emmys evening, and I do not need that to get misplaced within the stress.”

Thompson positively did not get misplaced within the stress throughout that opening bit!

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