'SNL' Star Kenan Thompson Set to Appear in 'Party Starters' Comedy

March 23, 2011
Source: Deadline

Kenan Thompson

As a child of the early 90's, it's been enjoyable to watch Kenan Thompson grow from a budding young comedy star on shows like "All That" and "Kenan & Kel" to an adult on "Saturday Night Live" one of the most iconic sketch comedy shows in history. Now the actor may be setting up a launch from "SNL" as executive producer Lorne Michaels has set Thompson to lead a comedy called Party Starters. The iconic comedy producer has been integral in launching the careers of people like Bill Murray, Chris Farley, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and more. This film will be kept in the "SNL" family too as series writer Bryan Tucker is behind the script.

No director is mentioned in Deadline's story, and no story details are revealed, but if I had to guess, I think it's likely that Thompson starts some sort of business to get people's boring ass parties turned into kick-ass, late night romps where people get drunk and get laid. Likely there will be some kind of romance and conflict involving raising money. But that's just a guess.

Honestly, as someone who considers Good Burger a guilty pleasure and enjoys Thompson's recurring "What's Up with That?" and "Scared Straight" sketches, I'm looking forward to seeing Thompson back in the big screen in something substantial other than Fat Albert and Snakes on a Plane. But where the hell is Kel Mitchell?! Interested?

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  • Chocolate Supra
    I'm interested if it leads to both Thompson AND Mitchell getting back into the mix together. If anything in Hollywood deserves to be rebooted, it's Kenan and Kel.
  • Guest
    The one piece of advice for Kenan Thompson: As Jack Lemmon once said, "As soon as the audience thinks that you think you're funny; you're dead."
  • knunkle puck
    Yahh!!!! Kenan Thompson is coming back to theaters!!!!! Woh!!!!! Good burger rocks!!!!
  • jah p
    Depending on the cast for this movie, I doubt anybody would wanna see this..that Fat Albert movie left a bad taste in everyone's mouths!




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