‘SNL’ star Kenan Thompson: “It’s just a beautiful thing to be involved in something so topical”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 13: Kenan Thompson attends the 5th Annual NRF Foundation Gala at the Sheraton New York Times Square on January 13, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

The great Kenan Thompson of SNL joins Justin on Extension 720 to talk about this Sunday’s “Kenan Thompson’s Ultimate Comedy Experience” at the Laugh Factory. Kenan talks about why he wants to shine a light on up-and-coming comedians, his interest in discovering new comedic talent, the amount of discipline required to be a comedian, why he’s drawn to sketch comedy, his longevity on “Saturday Night Live,” how the show connects him to a younger audience and if he plans to continue on the show after the current season.

This is the podcast for Extension 720. The show originates from Chicago on WGN Radio and features newsmakers, tastemakers and trailblazers.  Hosted by award-winning broadcaster Justin Kaufmann, this talk show/audio magazine goes in-depth to help you better understand the city (and world) that you live in.

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