Kenan Thompson honored with star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

The Hollywood Walk of Fame formally welcomed Kenan Thompson with a star on Thursday.

The “Saturday Night Live” forged member and Emmy award winner was on the town for his celebration on the iconic landmark.

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Kenan Thompson poses with his new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Aug. 11, 2022 in Los Angeles.Gilbert Flores / Variety by way of Getty Images

During the ceremony, Thompson’s “Saturday Night Live” castmate Leslie Jones gave a speech in his honor. His former “Good Burger” and co-star, Josh Server, who appeared as an unique forged member of the Nickelodeon comedy sketch sequence “All That” through the 90s, additionally honored him with a speech.

“Saturday Night Live” author and performer J. B. Smoove joined them to supply some phrases and sing his pal’s praises.

“You know they say the purest form of laughter is from a child,” Smoove famous throughout his speech. “Well, if that’s true, what do you say about someone who’s been making us laugh since he was a child? Kenan might not remember this, but we worked together on SNL. I say he might not remember because he’s been on there so damn long… Kenan has been on our TVs for a good part of our lives, everybody. You have been making us laugh for decades.”

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Gianna and Georgia Thompson pose with their dad at his Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony.David Livingston / Getty Images

The star unveiling ceremony is the opposite bookend to an eventful week for the comedian. On Tuesday, NBC and the Television Academy introduced that he’ll host the 74th Emmy Awards. This yr additionally marks Thompson’s twentieth season on “Saturday Night Live.” He is the sequence’ longest-running forged member thus far.

“You know, 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,” Thompson remarked throughout his speech on the unveiling ceremony. “So, I don’t know, man. It’s just an honor and a privilege going in next to the GOAT Lorne Michaels.”

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Kenan Thompson, his daughters and visitors pose with his new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.David Livingston / Getty Images

According to The Walk of Fame web site, Thompson’s star might be positioned alongside “Saturday Night Live” producer Lorne Michaels. Thompsons’s plaque is the landmark’s 2,728th star. 

“Kenan Thompson is the voice of a generation,” Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame, stated of the event. “From ‘Kenan and Kel’ to ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Kenan has been making folks laugh for nearly 30 years. In celebration of his upcoming 20th anniversary on “SNL,” we thought it might be becoming to position Kenan’s star subsequent to the star of the person who gave him his job, Lorne Michael.”

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