Kenan Thompson talks with Vinson Cunningham
The New Yorker Festival
About Kenan Thompson
Kenan Thompson, an Emmy-winning actor and comedian, is entering his seventeenth season on “Saturday Night Live,” and is the longest-running cast member in the show’s history. He also serves as a judge and producer on NBC’s comedy-competition series “Bring the Funny” and executive-produces Nickelodeon’s “All That” reboot. Additional TV and film credits include “All That,” “Kenan & Kel,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” the “Mighty Ducks” franchise, “Good Burger,” and “The Grinch,” among many others. Thompson will executive-produce and star in the upcoming NBC comedy “The Kenan Show,” and will appear in Netflix’s Adam Sandler film “Hubie Halloween.”
Vinson Cunningham is a staff writer and a theatre critic for The New Yorker. His writings on books, art, sports, and culture have also appeared in the Times Magazine, the Times Book Review, Vulture, the Awl, The Fader, and McSweeney’s. A former White House staffer, he now teaches at Sarah Lawrence College.