Kenan Thompson’s Will get Star on Hollywood Stroll of Fame

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Kenan Thompson formally has his personal star on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame! On Thursday, Aug. 11, Thompson’s star was welcomed onto the distinguished Los Angeles landmark at a ceremony attended by his household and audio system that included different comedic icons and a few of Kenan’s oldest co-stars.

Thompson has been bringing laughter into houses from the second he burst onto our screens in his breakout position on the solid of Nickelodeon’s 1994 hit sketch comedy present “All That.” From then on, his standing as a comedic icon solely grew with roles within the “All That” film spinoff “Good Burger” and “Kenan & Kel.” In the end, he landed a spot on the distinguished solid of “Saturday Night time Stay” in 2004 and made “SNL” historical past by changing into the longest-running solid member, as his upcoming twentieth season on the present approaches. Thompson has appeared in over 1,500 sketches on the present, originating hilarious roles in a few of the present’s most iconic musical bits, like “What’s Up With That,” “Diner Lobster” and “Come Back, Barack.”

Comedian and actor Kenan Thompson reacts beside his two daughters as his Hollywood Walk of Fame Star is unveiled on August 11, 2022 in Hollywood.Attending the ceremony behind Thompson are (L to R) JB Smoove, Josh Server, and Leslie Jones. - Thompson's distinction will make him the 2,728th star in the Hollywood Walk of Fames television category. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)Picture Supply: Getty / FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP

Comedians from each period of Thompson’s profession honored him with speeches on the ceremony, together with Josh Server, Thompson’s “All That” co-star and pal of 30 years; J.B. Smoove, who appeared on “Saturday Night time Stay” alongside Thompson in his early days on the present and lovingly known as Thompson Keenan ‘Dimples’ Thompson; and Leslie Jones, who starred on “SNL” with Thompson from 2015 to 2019 and stated that, when she met him, she felt as if she already knew him for 20 years due to his influence.

ALL THAT, top row, from left: Kel Mitchell, Angelique Bates, Josh Server, bottom row: Katrina Johnson, Kenan Thompson, Alisa Reyes, Lori Beth Denberg, (ca. mid 1990s), 1994-2005. ph: Tollin/Robbins Productions / courtesy Everett CollectionPicture Supply: Everett Collection

“Kenan Thompson is the voice of a technology,” Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Stroll of Fame, stated in a press release on the Walk of Fame website. “From ‘Kenan and Kel’ to ‘Saturday Night time Stay,’ Kenan has been making people chuckle for practically 30 years. In celebration of his upcoming twentieth anniversary on “SNL,” we thought it might be becoming to put Kenan’s star subsequent to the star of the person who gave him his job, Lorne Michael.”

Thompson’s star will probably be put in proper subsequent to “SNL” creator, Lorne Michaels’s. “, I by no means thought any of this could be doable. I simply wished to behave and entertain and have a great time and put smiles on my members of the family’ faces, and that grew into the world now, apparently,” Thompson stated in his speech. “. . . It is simply an honor and a privilege moving into subsequent to the GOAT Lorne Michaels.”

Thompson will add one other accomplishment to his storied profession when he hosts the 2022 Emmys on Sept. 12. You’ll be able to watch Thompson’s Hollywood Stroll of Fame ceremony in its entirety beneath.

Picture Supply: Getty / Frederic J. BROWN / AFP

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