Kenan Thompson talks about Kanye West's unaired speech from the season premiere of SNL, the birth of his second daughter over the summer and his big Emmy win.
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Kenan Thompson Recaps Kanye West's Unaired SNL Pro-Trump Speech- Late Night with Seth Meyers
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Real fans recognize that Keenan has become the Phil Hartman of post-millenium SNL.
Gillie S (11 days ago)
Oh ya. SNL is COMPLETELY unbiased? Really? Did he just say that.
Daybelline Muñoz (12 days ago)
Kenan Thompson is the King.
Harrison McKinney (12 days ago)
Kenan is an SNL god! How are you incredible for 16 fucking seasons?!
Mephostopheles (19 days ago)
Jesus Christ. Kenan literally looks like he could be 20, maybe even younger. That man is immortal; it's the only plausible explanation.
E M (24 days ago)
Kenan is *so* under appreciated...
themanzl (1 month ago)
It is pretty unfortunate that people in the entertainment industry have to pretend to be on the left in order to not have their careers get assassinated. whether Kenan Thompson TRULY agrees with at least some part of Kanye West's speech is a different story, but if he did publicly, he would immediately be taken off SNL.
lrz zrl (1 month ago)
You got to pick a good horse 🤣🤣🤣
Happy Mask Salesman (1 month ago)
LOL he still 21!
Paragon (1 month ago)
Title of video is misleading.
Anthony Teach (1 month ago)
he fell for the cheese trap... again!
Ruoyu Li (1 month ago)
cheese in a mouse trap, good one
Assnapkin Ed (2 months ago)
Seth Meyers setting Kenan up on a "joke" that basically just states that he didn't condone Kanyes rant. That got the biggest laugh... good joke...
THANOS CAR (2 months ago)
One of the funniest lads I’ve seen in most sketches
Angela Banks (2 months ago)
His wife totally fell in love with him because of his sense of humor and charm.
Drew Arnold (2 months ago)
kanye is cool
CoverCentral (2 months ago)
....Keenan is almost 40 and still looks 25!
J Hamod (2 months ago)
16 years record holder... ok quick question... is Keenan this "black man" OPRESSED? Yes or No?
L A (3 months ago)
Oh Kenan, my chubby crush, I been loving you since all that and kenan and kel and welcome to good burger home of the good burger can I take your order
yodajudd (3 months ago)
Fucking liar, they do too judge and hate on that show, never plan to watch it ever again unless its chris farley skits only, its not funny anymore and became fucking political, screw snl and all the comedians now days that are fucking political instead of funny anymore
Elizabeth Cummins (3 months ago)
😮😮Wow,he looks phenomenal. What the heck he looks the exact same from Nickelodeon days!!!!😶
Andi amo (3 months ago)
just remember brainwashed losers, Hillary was mentored by a KKK member, and then her husband passed a mass incarceration bill that resulted in.....wait for it....MASS INCARCERATION.
you fucking idiots literally voted for everything you thought you hated...dumb fucks.
Anna (3 months ago)
kenan is 40!!!!!! what??? he looks so good for his age! i thought he was in his early 30s
use code tfue (3 months ago)
Isn't he in goodburger
Lauren Wylie (4 months ago)
Here for Kenan since All That
Free Cable! (4 months ago)
Keenan is THAT guy who will NEVER move out of his parents basement....EVER! (16 years dude???...Grow some BALLS and MOVE ON!)
Sterling Archer (3 months ago)
Free Cable! Why? It’s a steady income with set hours and you get to meet new people all the time. He’s been steadily employed for decades and made millions of dollars, he’s literally the opposite of a mommy’s basement dweller in every way.
JohnnieRhodes (4 months ago)
You don’t judge ? Are you kidding me ? SNL has ONE AGENDA ! SNL is now a disgraceful show and I stopped watching it two years ago. I was their #1 fan since I can remember back during the Dan Akroyd/Chevy Chase days. But now I cannot watch or support anything about that show. Lorne Michaels is a disgusting human being with a political agenda who has tarnished a once cherished piece of history and turned it into something that will go down in history as an embarrassment to our country.
Sterling Archer (3 months ago)
JohnnieRhodes if you’ve been watching since those days you know they’ve always had political jokes. I saw the first episode, they replayed it when George Carlin died, it had political jokes. The only thing that changed is now you’re a delicate snowflake who can’t admit that Trump is the one that’s an embarrassment for our country. Other countries laugh at him all the time. Even the political leaders of other countries can’t help but laugh at him. Didn’t you see that UN clip? They literally laughed in his face. Chump is an embarrassment as are the ones that keep defending him.
Inediblehulk (4 months ago)
Kenan is so funny, he’s such a ‘big’ loud, hammy performer (controlled talented hammy I mean, like he knows what’s he’s doing) but then in real life he’s such an understated guy. I really like him.
KBowWow75 (4 months ago)
16 years? Keenan peaked at SNL meanwhile others have moved on to other things better.
KBowWow75 (3 months ago)
+Sterling Archer we'll agree to disagree on this kid. At the end of the day he'll be another forgotten actor.
Sterling Archer (3 months ago)
KBowWow75 for all you know he is bringing people along with him there’s a lot more to the show than the actors on it. Do you keep track of all the writers and which ones owe Keenan for their big break?
Sandler has become the Nickleback of comedians. He’s not funny anymore and each flop he makes chips away at his legacy a little more. That stand up thing he did on Netflix, after about 4 straight minutes of feeling second hand embarrassment for him I had to turn it off. If Keenan weren’t ‘advancing and bettering himself’ why has he had so many Emmy nominations and wins lately? Maybe he doesn’t want to host a show or have a production company. He’s been consistently acting since he was a kid, maybe he likes it where he is. He knows what’s right for his life.
KBowWow75 (3 months ago)
+Sterling Archer when you get comfortable and complacent, that's when you are not advancing or bettering yourself. Seth Meyers and Jimmy Fallon are hosting their own shows. Adam Sandler has made himself his own production company and stars in his own movies and employees his actor friends in all of his movies. Sure he's doing alright for himself, but he could be bringing people along with him.
Sterling Archer (3 months ago)
KBowWow75 and others have moved on and faded into obscurity. Why are people judging a man’s decision to stay with a good, well paying job that has great benefits?
Tammys720 Walton (4 months ago)
Kenan never ages wow...
Sanji Kun (5 months ago)
SNL has always been political? I dont get it.. are they unhappy because its not their politics? #walkaway
Evan Finch (5 months ago)
He's ALL THAT
Ryan Wayne (5 months ago)
Who loves orange soda?
Mary Love my Name (5 months ago)
I LOVE YOU KENAN! YOURE A GENIUS!
kittenpawsbb (5 months ago)
Kenan is the best! 👍🏽👏🏽🤗
Azis Shelab 25 (5 months ago)
Why is he wearing a black T-shirt and a velvet jacket
Brian Wanbaugh (5 months ago)
I met Henry Winkler once and he called me a superstar. Greatest moment of my life
NESherv (5 months ago)
THEY CUT KANYE OFF BECAUSE IT WAS 1:00AM. IDIOTS.
Designers Eyes (5 months ago)
He could easily pass for being in his late 20s 32 at the most!
ozonkwo (5 months ago)
I know right...my jaw dropped when he said 40😲😨...he looks AMAZING...
IDOT ROK (5 months ago)
I love this. It reminds me that my childhood didn't suck that bad. #ilovedthe90's
Ben Tapia (5 months ago)
Kenan somehow looks exactly the same as he did in the All That days.
Damien Talrose (5 months ago)
Kanye brought those people together, fully aware that he was in the lion's den, asking for a dialogue, asking for people to love each other even though they believe different things. And this is what you guys do, you ridicule him. You don't want a dialogue, and you don't want to love.
Nor Monroe (5 months ago)
Super misleading title.
Nina Travis (5 months ago)
Click is one of my favorite movies by Adam Sandler. I forgot Winkler was in that film.
Michael Covel (5 months ago)
I can't expose the abstract reasons why people make certain decisions when booking guests.
So I'll simplify it
1) SNL has been successful for 40 years despite Lorne and the producers' oblivious and naive decisions when booking hosts and musical guests.
2) SNL has been successful for 40 years because Lorne and the producers are well aware of their decisions and calculated risks for each person they have on the show.
MrMelgibstein (5 months ago)
Kenan Thompson knows the man is in charge and what he wants to hear.He likes to watch things on TV and not live,Yeah right.
Cool tha Underdog (5 months ago)
Isn't that the same guy that betrayed Kel Mitchell 🤔
Payton ThaProphet (5 months ago)
Dance puppets, dance!! Do as I say, think as I think, be as I am. Follow me as I lead you into the abyss. One thought, one brain. Do not lead astray mere sheep, for the slaughter is your destiny.
MICHAELinJUSTICE (5 months ago)
Here's the thing.
SNL mocks people every week, and when the people they mock cry about it - SNL makes fun of then for it. Why?
SNL are provocateurs. You CAN'T be a provocateur AND a victim at the same time. It's hypocritical.
The SNL cast cried that Ye made them feel uncomfortable, Keenan here got overly lugubrious talking about it - they can dish it but they can't take it!
Stop playing the victim, of all people who should not play the victim, it's the SNL cast. Sometimes they rightfully mock people, sometimes they don't - sometimes they prioritize malice instead of comedy which makes for a bad show. They sometimes misrepresent, slander and gratuitously attack people just cause they disagree with them.
But the people on the other end can't cry about it other SNL will make fun of them, so they laugh it off even if it's unfair.
Yet as soon as the tables turn, they hypocritically cry victim. That's pathetic.
H M (5 months ago)
They could have walked off
H M (5 months ago)
Looking good Kenan.
spazzinNslashin (5 months ago)
Kenan being 40 is crazy but you know what they say black dont crack
Dayton Winfield (5 months ago)
I'm a true Nick kid....who remember's all the shows that came on with All That and Rre you afraid of the dark? Hey Arnold use to come on with ahhhh real monsters. ....Damn I miss those days.
g moore (5 months ago)
So Kanye shouldn’t be able to share his opinion? But each episode of snl and each late night show can voice their opinions? He asked people to join him on stage and Seth mentioned that none of them agreed with him but their opinion is the only right one so it’s the only one that should be voiced and shouldn’t be criticized? I do not care about politics but i do care about respect and I hate hypocritical nonsense. hypocritical nonsense is ridiculous. if you want people to respect your opinion and your ability to stand on a stage for hours a week and broadcast your opinion, then it needs to be mutually acceptable for all. don’t be hypocrites.
Jack McKeough (5 months ago)
He told the people behind him that he knows they disagree with him.
Buddy Evans (5 months ago)
you stupid Fox Hold Us hostage every Saturday night with your political b******* go f*** yourself Saturday Night Live I'm done forever
sparklebutt111 (5 months ago)
By not airing the speech, SNL brought attention to the speech.
Lurdys Arocho (5 months ago)
He is one of the best comedian and actor of all times. God bless him.
Jessica Black (5 months ago)
Kenan Thompson doesn’t age. What the heck?!
Jay Dontez (5 months ago)
Cuz why... Cuz u cnt get work no where else. You not funny bro. Your NO comedian. You just act like your funny. True statement!
Manu Ginobilis Bald Spot (5 months ago)
Coonin' pays. All you gotta do is bury your child co-star and put on a dress while making fun of black people. Keep gettin' those checks, Coonan.
Juan Geribon (5 months ago)
good burger guy
Leslie Page (5 months ago)
My question is this... Why does YouTube think there is one person in the entire world who would pay 20$ for this show.
Diana Cassinelli (5 months ago)
I love this guy...since he was young...happy to see him anywhere he is on...congrats on your life...you look amazing...still a kid to me....good genes
Natalie Barnes (5 months ago)
Jojo Stieff (5 months ago)
It's honorable to be antiTrump
mwamanda2006 (5 months ago)
I guess people are offended by comedy show..what can comedians not do their jobs anymore?..do we have to be serious all the time? Just because I have didn't views then other people doesn't mean I am not going to stop watching something that I think is funny.
Ru ru (5 months ago)
damnnn thats a gorgeous baby!! damnnn man! model in the working kenan!
d4ydr34m3r420 (5 months ago)
Apparently Ye is "illeterate" because he has balls and gives the liberals and their media a wake up call. Can't air that!
vw gtivrsixer (5 months ago)
I still think of him as being the guy with the overalls on all that on Nickelodeon
Ed Bain (5 months ago)
Alfonso Mora (5 months ago)
You are one in a million man..
I love everything you do!
MM NaCl (5 months ago)
Who was a hostage, snowflakes?
J h (5 months ago)
A successful Black man gives Trump a hug and major support... CNN and Hillary-Obama thugs are now in major-melt down and chaos.... Mid-Terms will favor Conservative-Republicans... DONE DEAL.
Patrick Daniel (12 days ago)
Turns out you got your predictions wrong
Lisa L. Gruman (5 months ago)
I love Kenan. We are lucky to have him, and for so long, on SNL.
Food For Thought (5 months ago)
He's turning 40 dam he looks 30!
Warboss Midgi (5 months ago)
"we dont judge people" *judges kanye*
Seventy One (5 months ago)
Kenan Thompson is one of the greatest comedians SNL has ever produced. And SNL has given us quite a few great ones.
bdavis 919 (5 months ago)
Watched this guy when i was 10 and now im 30 and now he looks younger than me now
Accidently on Purpose (5 months ago)
NBC is where liberal snowflakes live
konrad (5 months ago)
Yeah so they both start off by taking shots on Kanye then Kenan says they let him do that(still didn't air that thing which was not in any way that bad and imo are overcritisizing him) and didn't/won/t judge. Isn't that a contradiction?
TheCeazeoNe (5 months ago)
A biiiiiiigg Dominican lunch!!
sam sneede (5 months ago)
How about Alex Balwin always doing Prez Trump...which isn't funny. Haven't watched snl for years.
kate (5 months ago)
Donald Trump!? I didn't know you had a YouTube account! When do you find time to run a country? This explains a lot...
Brandon Pruitt (5 months ago)
I love the irony in kenans complaint about not being able to share your opinion. Welcome to being shut out of every major platform in America. The tides are turning. Can't wait.
The Feezus (5 months ago)
Did he quit his job at good burger?
A Smith (5 months ago)
Kenan Thompson is the dude.
I'm a fan since "All That" and "Kenan and Kel".
Good on ya Kenan!
M. Rees (5 months ago)
If kanye was spewing liberal propaganda then they wouldve said how courageous he was and probably give him an award for courage. But ye' knows thats just a big lie to control black ppl
Deba Dev (5 months ago)
He is brilliant, funny quick witted looks amazing and a great dad
Gary Wilson (5 months ago)
The funniest person on SNL hands down. Hands down.
Ellen Lincourt (5 months ago)
It's sad that someone as mentally I'll as Kanye is still being booked and filmed. Ignoring his political beliefs, he is suffering from some severe mental distress. The people around don't seem to care as long as the gravy train continues. Until he is no longer booked, it is unlikely that he will get good treatment. Sycophants more interested in the largest of a star will let addiction and mental illness prevail even up to death. Look what happened to Prince, Michael Jackson, and others.
givehuggs (5 months ago)
This interview in about the interviewee why did the interviewer ask about so many others. Unacceptable
James Coldiron (5 months ago)
SNL needs to bring back the What's up with that, sketch.
Distaval (5 months ago)
Go and congrats Keenan. Seth Meyers looks like a vampire with ADD.
Razz Bender (5 months ago)
Thompson is the least funny cast member on SNL ever. IMO
Mwai Segula (5 months ago)
Even when serious, he always looks like he has a slight smirk😂😂😂
Thunder Up (5 months ago)
Man they hate it when a black man thinks independently
Silicone Baby (5 months ago)
It is fucking hilarious watching a bunch of white racists falling over themselves to praise Kanye West's brain farts
Taron Webb (5 months ago)
I just got emotional, because I’m 35 years old and it occurred to me that this dude has been making me laugh most of my fucking life. All That doesn’t feel that long ago, I remember the premier, I remember his voice cracking, I remember him getting to big for the tub when he played Pierre Escargot, I remember his first SNL season. and now he’s fcking 40?!!! Time is a weird thing.
Clayton Humphrey (5 months ago)
Kenan is the glue that holds SNL together
Scott Dow (5 months ago)
What really shoukd have won Hemry W a Emmy was his chatacter in the Cop Drama Third Watch. That character was such scum and Henry was so good that he who I love d8sappered and all I saw was the character that I hated and had great pleasure in seeing Officer Faith lock his butt up. That was Emmy worthy if ever a time.