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Announcer Sam Jay Is Stealing the Spotlight at the 2022 Emmy Awards!

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Sep. 12 2022, Published 9:23 p.m. ET

At last, the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards are here! The ceremony, which is airing live coast-to-coast, kicked off with a dance-heavy tribute to television courtesy of host Kenan Thompson.

Although the opening number caused quite a stir on social media, many viewers quickly shifted their attention once the SNL star acknowledged the show's announcer.

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On that note, who is the announcer on the 2022 Emmys? Let's find out!

The announcer for the 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards is comedian Sam Jay.

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Sam Jay at the 2022 Emmy Awards.

Since joining the entertainment industry nearly a decade ago, Sam Jay is best known as a writer for Saturday Night Live; Sam, who became the first Black lesbian writer in the show's history, has earned a total of three Emmy nominations for her work on the late-night sketch series.

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Additionally, she is also known for her 2020 Netflix comedy special titled 3 in the Morning, which Vulture described as a "comedy of confidence." Sam currently stars on the Peacock original series Bust Down — which she co-created with Langston Kerman, Jak Knight, and Chris Redd — and the HBO late-night talk show PAUSE with Sam Jay.

Sam Jay aims to discuss being a Black lesbian in her content.

In December 2017, Sam spoke with Vice and discussed how she hopes to bring her experiences as a Black lesbian to sketches on Saturday Night Live: "Like urban culture stuff, gay culture stuff, women stuff, that they may not necessarily have their pulse on," Sam said. "Just who I am, you know what I mean?"

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The following year, Sam spoke with Into and disclosed that she aims to "contribute ideas that are important to [her] and that make [her] laugh." She added, "I think, by being Black and queer by default, I represent that because that's just what I am."

We love that and we truly hope to see her impact shine on the show!

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