Kenan Thompson Gets the Party Started in New Film

Kenan Thompson Gets the Party Started in New Film

SNL's Kenan Thompson will star in new comedy about character hired to be life of the party.

Published March 23, 2011

Kenan Thompson will be the latest Saturday Night Live cast member to do a film helmed by SNL’s longtime executive producer, Lorne Michaels.

Deadline.com confirms that Thompson will star in Party Starters, a comedy about the “sort of entertainer guy who gets the old people up to dance at weddings and keeps the party rolling.”

Though this is Thompson’s first SNL-generated film, he is no stranger to leading roles. Thompson was the premiere star of Nickelodeon’s All That and its spin-off, Kenan & Kel, co-starred with Kel Mitchell in the movie Good Burger and played the title role in the film adaptation of Fat Albert.

 

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Written by Michael Arceneaux

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