Kenan Thompson Accepts Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame: See Photos – VIBE.com


Award-winning comic and actor Kenan Thompson reached a significant profession milestone as he lastly obtained his well-deserved star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

On Thursday (August 11), Thompson, 44, was honored with a ceremony alongside his lovely daughters, spouse, members of the family, associates, and colleagues. Wearing an all-navy swimsuit, Thompson delivered his acceptance speech, shared his gratitude, and even shouted out his long-time collaborator, Kel Mitchell, who couldn’t attend.

Thompson additionally famous that though he was requested to write down a speech, he’d a lot somewhat converse from the guts. “Let the church say amen,’ Thompson hilariously started his speech. “This is very surreal, it’s amazing. My whole family’s here. My little ones are here, so I’ll make this short because she’s getting mad (laughs). I can’t thank everybody that’s here enough. I never thought any of this would be possible. I just wanted to act and entertain and have a good time and put smiles on my family members’ faces, and that grew into the world now, apparently. It’s just an honor and a privilege.”

He then went on to acknowledge that his star is paradoxically positioned subsequent to SNL creator Lorne Michaels’. “It’s just an honor and a privilege going in next to the G.O.A.T. Lorne Michaels. That’s really cool,” Thompson mentioned regarding the comedy legend.

“This is about what an artist means, and that is to provide for others,” Thompson added. “That’s been my life-long privilege to be able to hear that I’ve been doing exactly that. For families singing ‘What’s Up With That?’ as they decorate their Christmas trees and stuff like that, it’s such blessing.”

He ended with, “Here’s to the future, we keep going on. I wish y’all could give me two of these [stars] (laughs). Thank you very much.”

The comic’s closest associates and long-time collaborators gave speeches in his honor too. SNL co-star Leslie Jones, comic JB Smoove and former co-star from Nickelodeon, Josh Server all delivered sentiments about working alongside him.

This latest accolade follows Thompson’s current announcement because the host of the 74th Emmy Awards, airing on Sept. 12. He’s already scored a number of Emmys of his personal, together with being nominated six instances. He two nominations final yr for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Kenan and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for SNL. This yr additionally marks Thompson’s twentieth season on the late-night comedy present, making him the longest-running forged member to this point.

Watch Kenan Thompson settle for his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and take a look at pictures from the ceremony under.

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