Is Kenan Thompson Leaving and Ending ‘Saturday Night Live’ After Season 50?
Kenan Thompson, who has been a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy series since 2003, argues that limiting it to 50 might not be a bad idea.
Is Kenan Thompson about to leave?
Kenan Thompson, the host of “Saturday Night Live,” has hinted that if producer Lorne Michaels leaves, he might consider leaving the show. The surprising comment was made by Thompson, who has been on the show for 20 years, during a podcast interview with Charlamagne tha God called “Hell of a Week.” According to rumors, the show is going to stop after its 50th season because Mr. Lorne Michaels won’t be driving past his 80th birthday. That’s right? During the podcast, Thompson was asked a question, to which he replied, “That’s the rumour, right? Okay, now I have to start planning.”
Is the NCB cutting the budget for the show?
With the exception of a five-year lapse in the mid-1980s, Michaels has been in charge of “Saturday Night Live” for his entire tenure. Since 50 is a good place to stop, Thompson added: “That rumor may have a lot of merit.” “Wow, what a fantastic gift. He’ll most likely be in his 80s by then, and you know, he’s the one who’s influenced everything. As a result, if someone tried to fill his shoes, you know, it would be a fantastic opportunity for NBC to save money too, you know what I’m saying? Yes [NBC] cut the budget, you won’t be able to produce the same kind of show.
So it’s unfair to witness it essentially burn to the ground because of those limits. It might not be a bad idea to limit it to 50, he suggested. “You know, I think I’m committed to doing this (SNL) show until its 50th anniversary, which is three years from now,” the Canadian-born Thompson declared in December 2021. “I want to finish it, and I think it would be a great moment.” to leave But… I don’t want the show to be unsatisfying. I’m too involved in it. My life has been dedicated to it. Therefore, I will do my best to ensure that it continues.