Kenan Thompson è un comico e intrattenitore che non ha paura di tirare pugni, soprattutto quando sa che i riflettori sono puntati su di lui. Ad agosto, è stato annunciato che Thompson aveva segnato un nuovo entusiasmante concerto come ospite degli Emmy 2022. Anche se è la prima volta che ospita uno spettacolo di questa portata, Jen Neal, vicepresidente esecutivo degli eventi dal vivo per NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, ha avuto fiducia in lui fin dall’inizio.
Well, Thompson definitely did deliver when he roasted the still highly popular NBC sitcom "Friends" in his opening monologue, according to Us Weekly. Let's just say that his subtle shade has Twitter talking in more ways than one. And that's not just because it was unexpected, but also because of the not-so-subtle reference he made to another show, too.
Kenan Thompson reminded everyone that Living' Single came before Friends
Kenan Thompson didn't hold back when he took a dig at "Friends" during his opening number at the 2022 Emmys. During a techno-inspired dance number that included the "Friends" theme song (complete with the signature red couch and colorful umbrellas), Thompson looked at the mostly white dancers and asked them, "Y'all ever seen Living Single? I think you'll like it."
Of course, it didn't take long for Twitter to react. Some comments included, "LOL. Kenan Thompson with the well timed 'have y'all seen Living Single?' quip after the 'Friends' dance. Yeah Living Single was first...and better, and the original!!!" along with, "Kenan shading friends for being a living single rip off we love to see it." Another Twitter user said, "The joke at the end is that livin' single is a black version of friends. He's hilarious."
Not only can Thompson deliver the laughs with perfect execution, but he can also educate and enlighten an audience about television sitcom history. Now that's what you call a multi-talented entertainer, right?