Kenan Thompson on Balancing ‘SNL,’ Primetime Show

The actor and co-star Chris Redd will be flying from the set of ‘Kenan’ to New York on weekends when ‘Saturday Night Live’ is in production.
Kenan Thompson has a primetime series debuting in February, but he doesn’t plan to take a leave from his longtime home at Saturday Night Live.
Thompson and fellow SNL castmember Chris Redd star in NBC’s Kenan, which debuts Feb. 16. The half-hour series films in Los Angeles, which means on weeks when SNL is in production, they’ll be flying coast to coast a day before the live show.
“We’ve only done it once so far, so we’ll see how exhausting it gets when it has to become a repeat kind of thing,” Thompson said Tuesday over the course of a Zoom press conference for Kenan. “We did it for the Christmas show, where me and Chris went out there on Friday and showed up for rehearsal. Then we ……

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