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No One Has Told Kenan Thompson He’s Not Returning To ‘Saturday Night Live’ [Interview]

Kenan Thompson has been down this road before. In 2018, the “Saturday Night Live” legend was Emmy nominated not only in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category but in the Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for “Come Back Barack.” He ended up with his first Emmy Award in the latter category. This year, not only does Thompson have a shot at his third nomination in the Supporting Actor category, but in the Lead Actor race as well for his new hit comedy series “Kenan.”
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Need a laugh? How to watch Kenan Thompson, Wanda Sykes and more riff in our Comedy Roundtable

Spectrum News 1’s broadcast of the 2021 Envelope Emmy Roundtables premieres tonight with a conversation among some of Hollywood’s biggest names in television this awards season. The Comedy Roundtable features an hourlong chat with Wanda Sykes (“The Upshaws”), Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live” and “Kenan”), Jane Krakowski (“Dickinson”), Michiel Huisman...
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Interview: Kenan Thompson on pulling double duty with ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ‘Kenan’ and who’s on his Mount Rushmore of ‘SNL’

One thing that’s odd about Kenan Thompson is how unassuming he is over the phone. From his humble beginnings on Nickelodeon’s Kenan & Kel (1996-2000), Thompson parlayed that success (and the success of the 1997 film Good Burger) into a stint on Saturday Night Live that’s lasted 18 seasons…so far. That puts him in a class by himself, as the longest-running cast member in the show’s history. But where others would easily rest on those laurels and that success, for Thompson it’s only the beginning.
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It’s Time to Recognize Kenan Thompson, ‘SNL’ Legend and Sitcom Star, With an Acting Emmy

“SNL” has undergone plenty of cast changes in its nearly five decades on the air. Nonetheless, its evolution always conjures questions about the fate of the show, especially if executive producer Lorne Michaels ever retires. But more recently, as “SNL” has also turned into an awards juggernaut, it’s also worth wondering what a major cast change might mean to the late-night sketch series’ tally at the Emmys — especially in the supporting comedy actor and actress categories.
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Kenan Thompson Joins the Hunt On Universal’s VelociCoaster

With the Jurassic World VelociCoaster media preview underway at Universal Orlando Resort, many Universal fans have been seeing the coaster plastered all over social media today before its official June 10 opening!. Although many media outlets may be covering the roller coaster today, one Hollywood celebrity is also at the...

Wanda Sykes, Jane Krakowski, Kenan Thompson and others: How to be funny in dark times

The pandemic affected everyone in ways large and small, but for those tasked with helping us laugh through the saddest year in recent memory, it was an odd mix of concern, precaution and silliness. Being in production wasn't always comfortable, but the six actors who gathered remotely for The Envelope's Comedy Roundtable were driven by the need to create in a time of anxiety.

Kenan Thompson Will Return for The Mighty Ducks Season 2 If It Happens

Kenan Thompson will return for The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers if the series gets a second season on Disney+. Serving as a sequel to the original movie trilogy from the 1990s, Game Changers stars Emilio Estevez reprising his role as Coach Gordon Bombay. Recently wrapping its first season on Disney+, the show also featured some of the original Ducks coming back for special appearances, though there were many key characters that didn't make it.
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Mighty Ducks: Game Changers Showrunner Says Kenan Thompson Will Appear in Season 2

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers might be getting Kenan Thompon back for Season 2. The end of this first salvo of episodes included a bunch of familiar faces. Showrunner Steve Brill actually spoke to TVLine about the possibility of seeing Russ Tyler next time around. But, Kenan wasn’t the only missing face from the good old days. Charlie Conway was curiously absent as well. A lot of the older fans watching were probably wondering how this whole thing came together. Let’s be real, everyone expected the old Ducks to show up in some capacity from the moment the show got announced. Now that the seal is broken, fans should probably expect the floodgates to open for even more cameos and callbacks to the films. Brill says that it’s all on the horizon. He said, “Kenan and I [talked about]… he could come in next season and do at least an episode. He said he would, so I’m going to hold him to it.”
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The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers Boss Talks Finale Twist, Kenan Thompson Agreeing to Appear in Season 2

Warning: This post contains spoilers for The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers‘ season finale. Avert your eyes if you haven’t seen the episode yet!. If there’s one thing you can count on, it’s The Mighty Ducks serving up a feel-good ending after overcoming stacked odds. Staying true to the franchise’s fighting underdog spirit, Game Changers delivered a heartwarming season ender that saw the Don’t Bothers claim the famed Duck name for themselves.
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Kenan Thompson, Regé-Jean Page, Martin Freeman Weigh In On Showcasing New Shades of Masculinity on TV

With allegations of abuse and inappropriate behavior against men emerging on a seemingly weekly basis in the news, men’s actions both at home and in the workplace are coming under much-needed scrutiny. Amid this increased attention, TV viewers were perhaps shocked by the arrival of a show like Apple TV Plus’ “Ted Lasso,” which places a man who is as good as 24 karat gold at the center of the narrative.