Kenan Thompson’s life story is reportedly value a hefty penny. Page Six experiences that the long-standing Saturday Night Live star has offered the rights to a comedy-filled memoir for a $1 million paycheck. Sources advised the publication that the previous Nickelodeon staple had two ebook ideas within the works. The humorous memoir choice is what caught the writer’s consideration for a seven-figure payday. A rep for SNL refused to touch upon the reported deal.
The memoir would be the first for Thompson, who has been within the trade since he was a pre-teen. Other SNL alums, together with Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, David Spade, Colin Jost, Gilda Radner, Amy Poehler, Jay Mohr, and extra, have launched memoirs lately.
Thompson is the longest-serving forged member within the NBC sketch comedy present’s historical past. He’s been on the present since 2003 and apparently has no plans of slowing down. He additionally stars in an NBC sitcom, Kenan.
It was extensively speculated that Thompson would go away SNL this yr. Questions about his exit started after he crossed his fingers whereas he mentioned the forged would all be again on the present round Thanksgiving. A supply additionally advised Page Six that the forged had a “very emotional year.” Kenan returned for the large season.
He’s had a serious yr, along with his sitcom being renewed for a second season. He additionally revealed that longtime Jeopardy! host Alec Trebek liked his SNL parody, “Black Jeopardy!” “That was the first thing he mentioned,” Thompson said in an interview on the time. “He actually said, ‘God bless you for figuring out a way to do a ‘Jeopardy!’ behind the legendary Will Ferrell ‘Jeopardy!’ You know, seems like anything Will Ferrell’s kind of, like, holy grail-ish, off-limits-ish, you know?”
Thompson, now 46, acquired his begin on NCS’s Real News for Kids. He then transitioned to Nickelodeon the place his profession took off with the teenage sketch-comedy sequence All That. Thompson landed his personal present alongside his sketch accomplice Kel Mitchell on Kenan & Kel. from there, the 2 appeared within the cult-classic Good Burger. Mitchell advised TMZ that Thompson most well-liked to department off to do his personal factor.
Mitchell even says Thompson has distanced himself from the model they helped to construct collectively fully. “The truth is Kenan does not want to be seen with me in any form of media, or even have my name mentioned around him,” he mentioned in 2012. “I have not been upset about this. I respect his choice of wanting to make a name for himself solo.” Thompson nonetheless insists the break up was mutual.