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Why are Kenan Thompson and Bobby Moynihan still on SNL?

Neither of them has EVER been funny, even once.

by Anonymousreply 2612/24/2014

OP it sounds like they fit in well with the rest of the cast.

by Anonymousreply 109/28/2013

Kenan ruins every single sketch he is in on SNL. He never really creates a character, just recites his lines with a stupid look on his face. He has never once made me laugh. Never even close.

by Anonymousreply 212/20/2014

Lorne Michaels adores them, especially Kenan. That's all they need to stay on. Lorne Michaels has had more power over American comedy in the last forty years than any single one person.

by Anonymousreply 312/20/2014

Thank You, OP. I thought it was just me. Kenan Thompson has NEVER been even remotely funny! I can't recall a single sketch where he made me laugh. He's a one note "comic" who hasn't even mastered that note in 182637203 years on SNL.

If Lorne Michaels was going to troll Nickelodeon for Black Comic Talent, a wiser choice would have been Kenan's old partner Kel Mitchell. Kel was the obvious talent in that duo. Hilarious, versatile & grew up to be quite handsome. I'll never understand why he's loitering through the depths of obscurity, while that unfunny wild boar has been collecting millions on SNL for a decade. That's Showbiz...

by Anonymousreply 412/20/2014

Bobby is hilarious as Drunk Uncle.

by Anonymousreply 512/20/2014

Every single Kenan character is exactly the same, as in it's his own normal persona. He can't act and he isn't funny.

by Anonymousreply 612/20/2014

[quote]Lorne Michaels has had more power over American comedy in the last forty years than any single one person.

And that's why American comedy is no longer funny.

by Anonymousreply 712/21/2014

Thank God this is Kenan Thompson's final season. A smirk and using the same voice doesn't quite cut it. I'm surprised that it's his decision to quit. He should've been fired years ago.

by Anonymousreply 812/21/2014

Lorne Michaels is a racist. Whenever he hires black actors, he always hires the least talented ones he can find. Chris Rock was the exception, and even he defected to [italic]In Living Color[/italic].

It speaks volumes that Eddie Murphy became SNL's only shining star during the Michaels-free early 1980s. No other black SNL cast member got as far as he did.

by Anonymousreply 912/21/2014


by Anonymousreply 1012/21/2014

[quote] Hilarious, versatile & grew up to be quite handsome.

I always figured him for a top.

by Anonymousreply 1112/21/2014

[quote]Lorne Michaels has had more power over American comedy in the last forty years than any single one person.

Blame Canada!

by Anonymousreply 1212/21/2014

They need fat guys on the show every year, though

by Anonymousreply 1312/21/2014

I like Bobby Moyhnihan

by Anonymousreply 1412/21/2014

Piss off. I love them both. Kenan Thompson, as Al Sharpton, pronouncing "Video" as "Vidha" cracks my shit up. Every time.

I bet if they were hot, the OP would have no problem with them still being on the show.

by Anonymousreply 1512/21/2014

I think they hired Kenan to get a younger audience as he had big exposure with his Nickleodeon show. But he's just not a good comic. Going from a goofy pre-teen show to SNL is not the same thing.

Part of the problem with the show is that it's 90 minutes and invariably they always have some stupid filler skits which makes the show lose momentum. And it pisses off the audience.

It's almost impossible to create 90 minutes (ok, maybe 60 minutes after commercials and music bits) of good television each week.

Second, he needs to scout more or turn over the hiring process to someone else. I'm always shocked at some of the good to great players that lasted only one season and the milque-toast people who are on there FOREVER.

They need to be a bit more edgy, but I feel like their scripts are always edited back to "appeal to the masses". Fuck that - be more edgy and funny!

by Anonymousreply 1612/21/2014

The Whiskers R We segment at the end of last night's episode was perhaps the funniest sketch the entire show.

by Anonymousreply 1712/21/2014

Didn't Kenan used to impersonate Star Jones in "The View" skits?

by Anonymousreply 1812/21/2014

Chris Rock sucked on SNL. Eddie Murphy wannabee.

by Anonymousreply 1912/21/2014

Chris Rock was So-So on SNL. His best bits BY FAR were his News Segment rants. The skits he was involved in were nothing memorable. This proves what we eventually found out after his departure. He's MUCH BETTER at Stand Up Comedy than he is at acting & sketches.

by Anonymousreply 2012/21/2014

Amy Adams was a terrible host. No wonder Kristen Wiig had to come back again this week.

Hey Kristen, you are not a cast member anymore!

by Anonymousreply 2112/21/2014

Someone disagrees with the Kenan-haters:

by Anonymousreply 2212/23/2014

I love Keenan on the show. Some of the shit his characters say are so random and funny. I still love his "Black Noise" video. I liked his Sumpn Clause. His Al Sharpton and Charles Barkley are hilarious. People just have different senses of humor and I happen to find his very funny.

And I still quote Bobby Moynihan's first skit he ever did, PEPPA! "You know that bag, that famous bag?" referring to American Beauty.

I like them both unlike most of the new cast who have yet to break through.

by Anonymousreply 2312/23/2014

Bobby Moynihan is good but since is not your typical fat comedian I feel they don't really know what to do with him.

Kenan Thompson is terrible is character always sound the same, he just keep on playing himself dressed as others, but he's really likeable and his constent smile when he perform make him easy to watch.

Kristen Wiig is really not funny.

by Anonymousreply 2412/24/2014

Just because you're gaming trolldar by clearing your cache OP doesn't mean we're not wise to you. 15 different people didn't come here to post the same thing about Kenan Thompson always playing himself.

What about Taran? I'd jump his bones.

by Anonymousreply 2512/24/2014

[quote]What about Taran? I'd jump his bones.

You and me both.

by Anonymousreply 2612/24/2014
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