Kenan Thompson Is About To Make Television History

Kenan Thompson Is About To Make Television History

Don't sleep on the "SNL" star's hustle.

Published August 28th

Kenan Thompson is about to hit a MAJOR and historic milestone.

Next month, the actor will become the longest-running cast member in the history of Saturday Night Live, breaking a tie with Darrell Hammond, another comedy legend.

The 39-year-old recently sat down with CBS News and reacted to news of the record. “I guess I'm indirectly making sure of it,” he said. “Supposedly I'll break it once we start the season, so I don't have any control over it. 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.”

Aside from SNL, Thompson is working on a sketch comedy show for kids, which he’s no stranger to. After all, he made his initial fame from entertaining kids on the shows All That and Kenan & Kel.

Thompson’s also been heavy on his philanthropic tip. He’s been promoting Dine Out for No Kid Hungry program and helped kick off the No Kid Hungry Bus Tour in NYC earlier this week.

For more coverage of Kenan Thompson's former show All That, watch the BET video, above.

Written by Paul Meara

(Photo: Zach Pagano/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

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