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Kenan and Kel went to the mall and no one knew who they were
March 16th, 2021 under Kenan Thompson. [ Comments: none ]

Kenan Thompson is a recognizable star, now. But that was not always the case for him. Back when he was starting out on Nickelodeon’s All That and Ken & Kel, he rarely got recognized even though he had a show named after him.

I mean, he told Conan O’Brien yesterday that he got recognized when he at Chuck-E-Cheese, but that is about it. One day, he and Kel Mitchell went to the mall, hung out in the middle of it, hoping someone would know who they were, and no one did. No one even asked him for directions.

In the mall-goers defense, it was the time of Tiffany. So if you weren’t singing at one, no one would know you are.

However, if he went to that mall today, I am sure someone would recognize him and ask for directions. Although, he does wear a lot of costumes on Saturday Night Live, so maybe not.

Unless they are watching him on his hilarious family sitcom Kenan, then they are sure to know who he is.


Are Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd leaving SNL?
February 23rd, 2021 under Kenan Thompson, NBC, Saturday Night Live. [ Comments: 5 ]

Last week, Kenan Thompson’s NBC show debuted to really good numbers? So does that mean that he and his Saturday Night Live and Kenan co-star Chris Redd are ready to leave New York for Hollywood full time?

“I think we are living in a different time. There used to be a time when people would leave the show and go into their careers,” Kenan said at the NBC TCA Winter Press Day. “But I’m of the same kind of thinking, basically, where I think you can, kind of, do both as long as you can, and then the departure comes in a natural sort of way. Then so be it or whatever.”

Redd agreed, “Well, not much goes into it because I haven’t decided to leave either. So, I’m just having fun being able to create with one of my best friends and also be able to still go and do sketch, and I love sketch. So, I don’t really see it as an exit strategy. I just, kind of, see it as another way to create. So that’s the best answer I think I can give you.”

I say this is great news. SNL can lose a lot of their Not-Ready-For-Primetime-Players, but they cannot afford to lose the two that are working in primetime.

Now, let’s talk about their primetime show that airs Tuesdays at 8:30p. If you are not watching Kenan, then you are missing out on the funniest new comedy of the year. Kenan deserves all the success he gets, and this is a sitcom that is worthy of him.


Kenan Thompson becomes a leading man tonight
February 16th, 2021 under Kenan Thompson, NBC. [ Comments: none ]

Kenan Thompson has been acting for over 25 years now. He has been part of ensembles like All That, Kenan & Kel, and Saturday Night Live. Tonight at 8:30p, he is getting a sitcom that is titled after him. Not only does this hard-working, talented actor deserve this, but he gets a show that is worthy of him.

Kenan is about a widowed father of two who is trying to adjust to life after losing his wife. He spends his mornings hosting a daytime talk show and his nights with his daughters and father-in-law. That is a lot for one man to handle, but he will try to do his best.

Something that would be easier if his co-host wasn’t so aggravating. You know the type. Thankfully, he has Mika (Kimrie Lewis), his EP, and his brother, Gary (Chris Redd), the manager on the show, to back him up.

When he is home, he has his father-in-law, Rick (Don Johnson), to help out with his daughters, Audrey (Dani Lane) and Birdie (Dannah Lane). They are a mix of both of their parents. Since Kenan’s wife is not around, he wants to make sure his girls know that he loves them very much.

It has been rough on Kenan since he lost his wife. He is just starting to be more like his old self, but the reminders are there, and he has to learn to live with those feelings. Thankfully he has enough loved ones to support him through this difficult time.

Kenan is not a sad show. In fact, it made me laugh several times. All I will say is “fat Beyonce” should become a thing after this episode airs.

We all need something sweet in our lives, and Kenan does just that. We need Kenan, so y’all need to watch this show tonight and every Tuesday on NBC.


Young Rock and Kenan get a premiere date!
January 15th, 2021 under Kenan Thompson, NBC, The Rock. [ Comments: none ]

NBC announced today that the sitcoms Young Rock and Kenan are going to debut on February 16th before This Is Us. That means that Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist will go on a break after being back for six episodes.

According to the press release, Young Rock focuses on different chapters of Dwayne Johnson’s life. From growing up in a strong and resilient family, to being surrounded by the wild characters of his professional wrestling family, to playing football at the University of Miami, the show will explore the crazy rollercoaster that has shaped Dwayne into the man he is today and the larger-than-life characters he’s met along the way.

While Kenan is about a recently widowed host of Atlanta’s #2 morning show, struggles to balance his job and his young daughters despite all the “help” he gets from his father-in-law and his brother/manager/house guest.

Hopefully, the two comedies will convince This Is Us to add a little more humor to the drama and stop being so melodramatic.


Kenan Thompson got Talent
August 17th, 2020 under America's Got Talent, Kenan Thompson. [ Comments: none ]

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Simon Cowell is still recovering from breaking his back about a week and a half ago, so America’s Got Talent has to find someone to fill in for him. Last week, Kelly Clarkson sat his seat next to Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara, Howie Mandel. However, it was for one week only. That is because Mandel said in an interview with Extra that this week she starts working on the second season of her talk show.

Who is going to put their butt in Cowell’s chair this week? That seat filler job goes to Kenan Thompson. The Saturday Night Live star said, “Literally can not wait!!!! @AGT @nbc.”

I literally cannot wait to see him be a judge on the talent show tomorrow and Wednesday night at 8p. He has been a warm and compassionate judge on Bring the Funny and The Masked Singer, and I am sure he will be the same on AGT. Maybe he can stick around until SNL needs him. Heck, they can leave him here in LA and have him play Joe Biden to Maya Randolph’s Kamala Harris. She said she really doesn’t want to travel during the coronavirus pandemic.


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