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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Kenan Thompson will not quit SNL for his new sitcom. OOOOOO EEEEEEEEEEE WHAT'S UP WITH THAT   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line
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2021-01-27 6:04:04 AM  
I thought you couldn't do that on television.
 
2021-01-27 6:38:04 AM  
They shoot in LA when two of the stars have a regular gig in New York working for one of the EPs?
 
2021-01-27 6:57:58 AM  
When there's a need for a token black guy....
 
2021-01-27 7:06:04 AM  

Hoopy Frood: They shoot in LA when two of the stars have a regular gig in New York working for one of the EPs?


Yeah, that didn't make a lot of sense to me, either.
 
2021-01-27 7:27:45 AM  
But what about Kel?
 
2021-01-27 8:13:12 AM  

cheap_thoughts: When there's a need for a token black guy....


Or a sketch calls for a game show host.

Damn, this guy's been around so long he calls Lorn Michaels "n00b".
 
2021-01-27 8:17:00 AM  
This headline made me think of Rap Snacks.
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2021-01-27 8:23:39 AM  
So in other words

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2021-01-27 8:44:59 AM  
I said it before, his only schtick is acting like he's so surprised he's playing this character on SNL.

"Oh my God, how ridiculous!  I'm a game show host"
"Will you look at this?!?  I'm supposed to be a judge now!"
"Heaven's to Betsy!!!  Now I'm a guy in an office!"

He keeps that little smug grin on his face like he's SO above what he's doing without actually breaking character like Jimmy Fallon did.

Can't stand the guy
 
2021-01-27 8:51:25 AM  

cheap_thoughts: When there's a need for a token black guy....


Tim meadows?
 
2021-01-27 9:06:04 AM  
Well good for him. At least he wasn't one of those cast members in the 1990s after Wayne's World hit who were just there to create a character so they can make a shiatty movie. I'm looking at you, "Pat".
 
2021-01-27 9:13:36 AM  
At this point, SNL needs him more than he needs them. He's a great straight man (which is the hardest job in comedy) and provides non-coke-fueled guidance to the cast. If NBC has any brains, they'll start easing him into Lorne's spot.
 
2021-01-27 9:14:27 AM  

buntz: I said it before, his only schtick is acting like he's so surprised he's playing this character on SNL.

"Oh my God, how ridiculous!  I'm a game show host"
"Will you look at this?!?  I'm supposed to be a judge now!"
"Heaven's to Betsy!!!  Now I'm a guy in an office!"

He keeps that little smug grin on his face like he's SO above what he's doing without actually breaking character like Jimmy Fallon did.

Can't stand the guy


I don't hate him, but he's gotten a lot of mileage out of making almost every character sound a lot like his bad impression of Eddie Murphy's good impression of Bill Cosby. His Reba Mcintire is spot-on, though.

SNL Digital Short: Two Worlds Collide ft. Reba McEntire - SNL
Youtube gdmiAzw8qb4
 
2021-01-27 9:15:49 AM  
He shouldn't quit SNL, that new sitcom look terrible.
 
2021-01-27 9:15:53 AM  
Kenan is farking hilarious
 
2021-01-27 9:18:09 AM  
I hated him at first but he grew into probably the most consistent cast member on the show.
 
2021-01-27 9:18:10 AM  
I will always remember him as "Diner Lobster"
 
2021-01-27 9:26:08 AM  

buntz: I said it before, his only schtick is acting like he's so surprised he's playing this character on SNL.

"Oh my God, how ridiculous!  I'm a game show host"
"Will you look at this?!?  I'm supposed to be a judge now!"
"Heaven's to Betsy!!!  Now I'm a guy in an office!"

He keeps that little smug grin on his face like he's SO above what he's doing without actually breaking character like Jimmy Fallon did.

Can't stand the guy


k.
 
2021-01-27 9:46:26 AM  
He's never going to leave SNL if he has his way.

Along with becoming a mentor to younger cast members, rumor is Lorne has been grooming Keenan as a potential replacement for himself.
 
2021-01-27 10:03:16 AM  

fearmongert: I will always remember him as "Diner Lobster"


You mean "Lobster #1":

Diner Lobster - SNL
Youtube Pj-D0jc17D0
 
2021-01-27 10:13:59 AM  
And people say all child actors turn into nutjobs that set their dogs on fire.  The guy has had one hell of a long career, pretty much all of it in sketch comedy.
 
2021-01-27 10:23:15 AM  

luidprand: At this point, SNL needs him more than he needs them. He's a great straight man (which is the hardest job in comedy) and provides non-coke-fueled guidance to the cast. If NBC has any brains, they'll start easing him into Lorne's spot.


stoli n coke: He's never going to leave SNL if he has his way.

Along with becoming a mentor to younger cast members, rumor is Lorne has been grooming Keenan as a potential replacement for himself.


No snark, that's pretty farking rad for a guy I watched as a teenager goofing around on Nick
 
2021-01-27 10:32:36 AM  

KingBiefWhistle: luidprand: At this point, SNL needs him more than he needs them. He's a great straight man (which is the hardest job in comedy) and provides non-coke-fueled guidance to the cast. If NBC has any brains, they'll start easing him into Lorne's spot.

stoli n coke: He's never going to leave SNL if he has his way.

Along with becoming a mentor to younger cast members, rumor is Lorne has been grooming Keenan as a potential replacement for himself.

No snark, that's pretty farking rad for a guy I watched as a teenager goofing around on Nick


exactly.  he's been good at comedy since he was a teenager; guy deserves the success.
 
2021-01-27 10:48:55 AM  
Most of SNL is terrible these days, but even though I know, objectively, Kennan Thompson isn't great at sketch comedy, I've got to admit, just looking at the guy makes me laugh for some reason.  And this is one of my favorite bits of the last 10 years:

Sump'n Claus - SNL
Youtube jWnP2jO06gc
 
2021-01-27 11:07:13 AM  
Kenan is the best.  I know that not everyone has the same tastes in entertainment, but what is wrong with all the Farkers around here who hate Kenan?  His characters are ridiculous, and they make me laugh.  I wish him all the success in the world.
 
2021-01-27 11:44:04 AM  

cheap_thoughts: When there's a need for a token black guy....


Garrett Morris?
 
2021-01-27 11:58:40 AM  
"Please give back my grandmother's mustache"

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2021-01-27 12:18:07 PM  
smart move keeping his gig at SNL

I saw the trailer for this one, it's not going to be on very long
 
2021-01-27 12:28:23 PM  
It would be unwise to leave a show for an unproven sitcom, especially in today's environment with the broadcast networks. If you're not successful the first year, see ya. In today's world, Seinfeld would never have made it into it's 3rd season.
 
2021-01-27 12:47:52 PM  
Thanks for the carbon footprint guy, so glad you didn't have to give up anything, hope it's not too stressful  on you to juggle it all.
 
2021-01-27 1:18:50 PM  
Always have been a fan. can't give an objective reason. When he first came tot he cast, my wife and I were like "& Kel?". For whatever reason, we started rooting for him to get more airtime.

I like that he doesn't take any of it seriously, because it really isn't.

I will say the comedy seems to be very very broad of late. I like all of the newer cast. Lauren and Aidy seems like they are in competition. Nice to see they realize they can have more than one thick grrl at a time though.

Chloe and Heidi seem to fill the same space in a lot of skits. I think they are both excellent for the small amount of screen time they get.

I had not realized till just now how big the cast is. But if the budget can handle it, I'm OK with everyone on there.

More Kyle and more Chris please.
 
2021-01-27 2:31:12 PM  
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2021-01-27 2:38:56 PM  
I'll take Keenan over that Davidson cretin any day of the week.
 
2021-01-27 3:08:22 PM  

Bslim: I'll take Keenan over that Davidson cretin any day of the week.


But he's troubled! And has a lot of tattoos! And that gets him a lot of pussy but it's just not enough. 😥
 
2021-01-27 4:09:13 PM  

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I have tried to do that dance alone in my house many times, but i just ain't coordinated like that.
 
2021-01-27 4:59:42 PM  
Well, that's unfortunate.
 
2021-01-27 7:04:23 PM  
Kenan isn't going anywhere, you know why? "CAUSE THIS HERE'S REAL!"
 
2021-01-28 3:22:02 PM  

Mugato: Bslim: I'll take Keenan over that Davidson cretin any day of the week.

But he's troubled! And has a lot of tattoos! And that gets him a lot of pussy but it's just not enough. 😥


He is having tattoos removed. They were a coping mechanism for him. Not my thing, and my kid is a tattooist, but if it was the better of his two evils, then good on him.

we should try to engage some compassion when you make light of other people's problems. I wouldn't trade my life for his for all the money he has made. Additionally, pussy doesn't solve all problems, and can cause just as many. That's why people write songs.
 
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