Next month, Kenan Thompson will become the longest-running cast member in the history of Saturday Night Live, breaking a tie with comedy legend Darrell Hammond.
In an interview with CBS News, the 39-year-old Thompson says he realizes the significance of the milestone –
“It’s insane to think about,” Thompson conceded. “But Darrell will always be the king, doing voiceovers. It’ll always be his show. I love Darrell.”
Thompson is currently working on a sketch comedy show for kids – the same audience he made his name entertaining on Nickelodeon’s All That program in the mid 90s.
He is also helping to put an end to child hunger by promoting Dine Out for No Kid Hungry program. He helped kick off the No Kid Hungry Bus Tour in New York City earlier this week
“They’ve partnered with hundreds of restaurants across the country to help people donate to the cause,” Thompson told CBS News. “They’re asking people to post a video or dine at one of these restaurants and if they dine, they’re asked to use hashtag #hangry and redefine the term. There are 23 million kids who don’t know where their next meal is coming from, but it’s a solvable problem so we’re asking everybody to get involved.”
Thompson said the name of his new sketch comedy show will be Skoogle and will be very similar to his work on All That.
“I’m working with my buddy Josh Server, who used to be on All That, and my writing partner Mason Garden,” Thompson said. “He invented SlamBall and he is a producer as well.”