Ted Lasso is taking house the funniest award for the second 12 months in a row, claiming victory on the 2022 Emmys after the Apple TV+ comedy received within the Outstanding Comedy Series class. But the present’s introduction managed to considerably upstage its win, because of presenter Pete Davidson.
The Saturday Night Live alum was tapped to current the award for Outstanding Comedy, the place he hunched over a microphone whereas sporting a pair of sun shades and mumbled a number of jokes about his former SNL co-star and the night’s host, Kenan Thompson.
Davidson started, “Before I say something, I simply need to say, how a couple of shout-out to Kenan Thompson, man. The man’s been within the zone the previous 30 years, simply making us smile, nothing however web. He’s an absolute treasure and I’m honored to name him a buddy. This is basically cool.”
He then appeared down and noticed, “This mic is brief as hell,” earlier than confessing, “I didn’t come to rehearsal. It’s humorous, ’trigger this is rather like SNL as a result of Kenan is doing all of the work and I’m refusing to say what the writers need.”
The comic delivered one final joke, quipping, “The Emmys, that is cool, man. Thanks for having me right here. The Emmys are like, so prestigious. Even being nominated for one could possibly be the top of an actor’s profession … I assume.”
But in the long run, Davidson did ship what the writers wished by revealed Ted Lasso
Sudeikis, the star and govt producer of Ted Lasso, delivered an acceptance speech for the present through which he thanked the followers and “everybody” who labored on the sequence, earlier than promising extra to come back: “We’ll see you for Season 3 sooner or later,” he mentioned.
Ted Lasso was up towards some hefty competitors in a class that’s filled with heavy-hitters this 12 months. The sequence beat out fellow nominees Abbott Elementary, Barry, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Only Murders in the Building, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and What We Do in the Shadows, in addition to Hacks, which was additionally nominated final 12 months.
Ted Lasso‘s victory comes after the present took home Best Comedy in 2021, making historical past for Apple TV+ because the streamer grew to become the primary to win a significant program award after solely two years of being eligible.