Philadelphia (CW Philly) — Spending nearly 14 years on Saturday Night Live’s roster, Kenan Thompson has become the sketch comedy show’s mainstay and will make history this Saturday as the series’ longest-running cast member. During an interview with CBS, Thompson gave his thoughts on surpassing the show’s previous long running comedian in Darrell Hammond, running from 1995 to 2009.
“I guess I’m indirectly making sure of it. Supposedly I’ll break it once we start the season, so I don’t have any control over it,” he said. “It’s insane to think about. But Darrell will always be the king, doing voice overs. It’ll always be his show. I love Darrell.” (via Vibe)
Thompson also touched on his new show Skoogle, which will be a show very similar to All That, a show that launched his career.
“We pitched it around so we’re trying to have someone make a deal for it. It’s still in the air, but it looks like it’s going to land pretty strong so we’ll find out what’s going on with that in the next couple weeks,” he said. “It’s going to be similar to ‘All That’: a bunch of sketches and musical guests. I’m working with my buddy Josh Server, who used to be on ‘All That,’ and my writing partner Mason Garden. He invented SlamBall and he is a producer as well.”
14 years on one of the longest running comedy shows is an achievement, especially on a show as popular and iconic as Saturday Night Live which is known for launching the careers of comedians and actors. Congratulations go to Kenan Thompson on his accomplishment.