dick clark productions and ABC today announced that award-winning actor, producer, and musician Wayne Brady will host the “2022 American Music Awards” (AMAs) live from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on SUNDAY, NOV. 20, at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST on ABC and streaming the next day on Hulu. For the first time ever, the “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” star and current “Dancing with the Stars” contestant will take the AMAs stage to usher in music’s hottest night of the year, which will feature showstopping performances and exciting moments highlighting music’s biggest names.
“I’m ecstatic and honored to host this year’s AMAs. As a musician and music lover, it’s amazing to be part of a night where music fans make their voices heard!” said Brady. “It’s a big show, so I’m bringing it all … The funny, the music, and the moves!”
“Wayne Brady is undoubtedly one of the most talented people on earth, and we are thrilled to have him host this year’s AMAs,” said executive producer and showrunner Jesse Collins. “Viewers should expect an incredible night of music, comedy and fun!”
Brady is known as a master of improv, actor, dancer, Broadway star and television host. He got his start as a sketch comedy performer on shows such as “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and ABC’s “The Wayne Brady Show,” and is also a current contestant on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” A true entertainer at heart, Brady is sure to bring his diverse talents to the AMAs stage alongside the world’s favorite musicians.
Brady will join a long lineage of global comedic stars taking the AMAs stage – Cedric the Entertainer, Jimmy Kimmel, Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Norm McDonald to name a few, as well as last year’s host Cardi B.