On top of being nominated, Kenan Thompson will take over the reins as host of the annual show for the second consecutive year.

Funnyman Kenan Thompson has been making fans laugh for more than a decade on television. The Atlanta, Georgia native primed his acting and comedy chops in the 1990s as one of the original cast members of Nickelodeon's All That. Here are a few things you may not know about the star's incredible career.

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Actor and comedian Kenan Thompson has launched a production company.

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Questlove will host a televised virtual potluck to raise money for nonprofits focused on combating food insecurity.

This weekend, Tiffany Haddish, the Girls Trip star, will be Saturday Night Live's first Black comedienne host in the show's 42 year history.


The “Weekend Update” segment on Saturday Night Live addressed gun control in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre.

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Kenan Thompson stirred up quite the controversy when he blamed Saturday Night Live’s lack of diversity on Black comediennes not being “ready” during auditions. And, now, a group of talented sisters have responded to the insult. RELATED: Kenan Thompson: Black Comediennes Not ‘Ready’ For SNL SNL’ Mocks Itself For Lack Of Black, Female Actresses [VIDEO] As previously reported by […]


In last night’s installment of Saturday Night Live’s “Week-end Update,” cast member Kenan Thompson made an appearance as Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and what followed was three minutes of sheer hilarity. See “Week-end Update” segment below: As previously reported by NewsOne, Lewis, a 17-year veteran, 13-time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion, announced that […]

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For those of you privy to the grandiose verbosity of our dear brother Dr. Cornel West, who often dissects the intricate underpinnings of “oligarchs” and “plutocrats,” last night’s “Saturday Night Live” Update was just what the doctor ordered. West, along with Tavis Smiley, has been extremely vocal in his criticism of President Barack Obama. A […]