He’s been on the show for 11 years, but Kenan Thompson may be ready to move on from his stint on “Saturday Night Live.”
According to TMZ, the “All That” funnyman is leaving “SNL” at the end of the current season. Reports claimed that Kenan was set to leave the cast after last year’s 39th season, but the show’s executive producer Lorne Michaels convinced him to stay.
It’s been a tough month for celebrity deaths, and the latest star to pass away is beloved announcer Don Pardo.
The 96-year-old voice talent is probably best known for his 38 seasons on “Saturday Night Live,” and show honcho Lorne Michaels told press, “Every year the new cast couldn’t wait to hear their name said by him.”
By now everyone has seen the video of an alleged elevator altercation between Jay Z and his sister-in-law Solange Knowles, and “Saturday Night Live” saw fit to clear things up with a hilarious fake interview over the weekend.
During the show’s cold open, Jay Pharaoh played the “99 Problems” rapper while Sasheer Zamata depicted Ms. Knowles, constantly watched by security guard Kenan Thompson.
She cracked up the audience during her “Weekend Update” segment on “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend, but writer Leslie Jones' racially-themed remarks have rubbed some folks the wrong way.
During her rant, Jones lamented the fact that she’s tall and strong because she can’t get a date these days. And though she congratulated Lupita Nyong’o for being named People’s Most Beautiful Woman, Leslie also noted, “The way we view black beauty has changed.”