When Kenan Thompson Started At SNL, He Thought He Was Ruining The Show (HBO)

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If you want to know about SNL, you’d better talk to Kenan Thompson.

He’s been doing sketch comedy for most of his life – starting as a child star on Nickelodeon’s All That and Kenan and Kel, and is now the longest-running cast member on Saturday Night Live, clocking in at 15 seasons and counting.

During a segment on VICE News Tonight, Kenan Thompson (and rookie writer Sam Jay) talked about the challenge of making jokes that both appeal to a diversifying America, but also keep the traditional SNL audience laughing.

But we wanted to hear more.

So in this extended interview, Kenan looks back at his career thus far, talking about his feelings of self-doubt when he first joined the show, whether or not it’s time to move on from SNL, and what it would take to revive his infamous “What Up With That” sketch.

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