Kenan Thompson Recaps Kanye West's Unaired SNL Pro-Trump Speech

  • Published on Oct 2, 2018
  • Kenan Thompson talks about Kanye West's unaired speech from the season premiere of SNL, the birth of his second daughter over the summer and his big Emmy win.
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    Kenan Thompson Recaps Kanye West's Unaired SNL Pro-Trump Speech- Late Night with Seth Meyers

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  • Gillie S
    Gillie S 3 days ago

    Oh ya. SNL is COMPLETELY unbiased? Really? Did he just say that.

  • Daybelline Muñoz
    Daybelline Muñoz 4 days ago

    Kenan Thompson is the King.

  • Harrison McKinney
    Harrison McKinney 4 days ago

    Kenan is an SNL god! How are you incredible for 16 fucking seasons?!

  • Mephostopheles
    Mephostopheles 11 days ago

    Jesus Christ. Kenan literally looks like he could be 20, maybe even younger. That man is immortal; it's the only plausible explanation.

  • E M
    E M 16 days ago

    Kenan is *so* under appreciated...

  • themanzl
    themanzl Month ago

    It is pretty unfortunate that people in the entertainment industry have to pretend to be on the left in order to not have their careers get assassinated. whether Kenan Thompson TRULY agrees with at least some part of Kanye West's speech is a different story, but if he did publicly, he would immediately be taken off SNL.

  • lrz zrl
    lrz zrl Month ago

    You got to pick a good horse 🤣🤣🤣

  • Happy Mask Salesman

    LOL he still 21!

  • Paragon
    Paragon Month ago

    Title of video is misleading.

  • Anthony Teach
    Anthony Teach Month ago

    he fell for the cheese trap... again!

  • Ruoyu Li
    Ruoyu Li Month ago

    cheese in a mouse trap, good one

  • Assnapkin Ed
    Assnapkin Ed Month ago +1

    Seth Meyers setting Kenan up on a "joke" that basically just states that he didn't condone Kanyes rant. That got the biggest laugh... good joke...

    THANOS CAR Month ago

    One of the funniest lads I’ve seen in most sketches

  • Angela Banks
    Angela Banks Month ago

    His wife totally fell in love with him because of his sense of humor and charm.

  • Drew Arnold
    Drew Arnold Month ago

    kanye is cool

  • CoverCentral
    CoverCentral 2 months ago +1

    ....Keenan is almost 40 and still looks 25!

  • J Hamod
    J Hamod 2 months ago

    16 years record holder... ok quick question... is Keenan this "black man" OPRESSED? Yes or No?

  • L A
    L A 2 months ago

    Oh Kenan, my chubby crush, I been loving you since all that and kenan and kel and welcome to good burger home of the good burger can I take your order

  • yodajudd
    yodajudd 3 months ago

    Fucking liar, they do too judge and hate on that show, never plan to watch it ever again unless its chris farley skits only, its not funny anymore and became fucking political, screw snl and all the comedians now days that are fucking political instead of funny anymore

  • Elizabeth Cummins
    Elizabeth Cummins 3 months ago

    😮😮Wow,he looks phenomenal. What the heck he looks the exact same from Nickelodeon days!!!!😶

  • Andi amo
    Andi amo 3 months ago

    just remember brainwashed losers, Hillary was mentored by a KKK member, and then her husband passed a mass incarceration bill that resulted in.....wait for it....MASS INCARCERATION.
    you fucking idiots literally voted for everything you thought you hated...dumb fucks.

  • Anna Ruth Diefendorf
    Anna Ruth Diefendorf 3 months ago

    kenan is 40!!!!!! what??? he looks so good for his age! i thought he was in his early 30s

  • use code tfue
    use code tfue 3 months ago

    Isn't he in goodburger

  • Lauren Wylie
    Lauren Wylie 4 months ago

    Here for Kenan since All That

  • Free Cable!
    Free Cable! 4 months ago

    Keenan is THAT guy who will NEVER move out of his parents basement....EVER! (16 years dude???...Grow some BALLS and MOVE ON!)

    • Sterling Archer
      Sterling Archer 2 months ago

      Free Cable! Why? It’s a steady income with set hours and you get to meet new people all the time. He’s been steadily employed for decades and made millions of dollars, he’s literally the opposite of a mommy’s basement dweller in every way.

  • JohnnieRhodes
    JohnnieRhodes 4 months ago

    You don’t judge ? Are you kidding me ? SNL has ONE AGENDA ! SNL is now a disgraceful show and I stopped watching it two years ago. I was their #1 fan since I can remember back during the Dan Akroyd/Chevy Chase days. But now I cannot watch or support anything about that show. Lorne Michaels is a disgusting human being with a political agenda who has tarnished a once cherished piece of history and turned it into something that will go down in history as an embarrassment to our country.

    • Sterling Archer
      Sterling Archer 2 months ago

      JohnnieRhodes if you’ve been watching since those days you know they’ve always had political jokes. I saw the first episode, they replayed it when George Carlin died, it had political jokes. The only thing that changed is now you’re a delicate snowflake who can’t admit that Trump is the one that’s an embarrassment for our country. Other countries laugh at him all the time. Even the political leaders of other countries can’t help but laugh at him. Didn’t you see that UN clip? They literally laughed in his face. Chump is an embarrassment as are the ones that keep defending him.

  • Inediblehulk
    Inediblehulk 4 months ago

    Kenan is so funny, he’s such a ‘big’ loud, hammy performer (controlled talented hammy I mean, like he knows what’s he’s doing) but then in real life he’s such an understated guy. I really like him.

  • KBowWow75
    KBowWow75 4 months ago

    16 years? Keenan peaked at SNL meanwhile others have moved on to other things better.

    • KBowWow75
      KBowWow75 2 months ago

      +Sterling Archer we'll agree to disagree on this kid. At the end of the day he'll be another forgotten actor.

    • Sterling Archer
      Sterling Archer 2 months ago

      KBowWow75 for all you know he is bringing people along with him there’s a lot more to the show than the actors on it. Do you keep track of all the writers and which ones owe Keenan for their big break?
      Sandler has become the Nickleback of comedians. He’s not funny anymore and each flop he makes chips away at his legacy a little more. That stand up thing he did on Netflix, after about 4 straight minutes of feeling second hand embarrassment for him I had to turn it off. If Keenan weren’t ‘advancing and bettering himself’ why has he had so many Emmy nominations and wins lately? Maybe he doesn’t want to host a show or have a production company. He’s been consistently acting since he was a kid, maybe he likes it where he is. He knows what’s right for his life.

    • KBowWow75
      KBowWow75 2 months ago

      +Sterling Archer when you get comfortable and complacent, that's when you are not advancing or bettering yourself. Seth Meyers and Jimmy Fallon are hosting their own shows. Adam Sandler has made himself his own production company and stars in his own movies and employees his actor friends in all of his movies. Sure he's doing alright for himself, but he could be bringing people along with him.

    • Sterling Archer
      Sterling Archer 2 months ago

      KBowWow75 and others have moved on and faded into obscurity. Why are people judging a man’s decision to stay with a good, well paying job that has great benefits?

  • Tammys720 Walton
    Tammys720 Walton 4 months ago

    Kenan never ages wow...

  • Sanji Kun
    Sanji Kun 4 months ago

    SNL has always been political? I dont get it.. are they unhappy because its not their politics? #walkaway

  • Evan Finch
    Evan Finch 4 months ago

    He's ALL THAT

  • Ryan Wayne
    Ryan Wayne 4 months ago

    Who loves orange soda?

  • Mary Love my Name
    Mary Love my Name 4 months ago


  • kittenpawsbb
    kittenpawsbb 4 months ago

    Kenan is the best! 👍🏽👏🏽🤗

  • Azis Shelab 25
    Azis Shelab 25 5 months ago +1

    Why is he wearing a black T-shirt and a velvet jacket

  • Brian Wanbaugh
    Brian Wanbaugh 5 months ago +2

    I met Henry Winkler once and he called me a superstar. Greatest moment of my life

  • NESherv
    NESherv 5 months ago


  • Designers Eyes
    Designers Eyes 5 months ago

    He could easily pass for being in his late 20s 32 at the most!

    • ozonkwo
      ozonkwo 5 months ago

      I know jaw dropped when he said 40😲😨...he looks AMAZING...

    IDOT ROK 5 months ago

    I love this. It reminds me that my childhood didn't suck that bad. #ilovedthe90's

  • Ben Tapia
    Ben Tapia 5 months ago

    Kenan somehow looks exactly the same as he did in the All That days.

  • Damien Talrose
    Damien Talrose 5 months ago

    Kanye brought those people together, fully aware that he was in the lion's den, asking for a dialogue, asking for people to love each other even though they believe different things. And this is what you guys do, you ridicule him. You don't want a dialogue, and you don't want to love.

  • Nor Monroe
    Nor Monroe 5 months ago

    Super misleading title.

  • Nina Travis
    Nina Travis 5 months ago

    Click is one of my favorite movies by Adam Sandler. I forgot Winkler was in that film.

  • Michael Covel
    Michael Covel 5 months ago

    I can't expose the abstract reasons why people make certain decisions when booking guests.
    So I'll simplify it
    1) SNL has been successful for 40 years despite Lorne and the producers' oblivious and naive decisions when booking hosts and musical guests.
    2) SNL has been successful for 40 years because Lorne and the producers are well aware of their decisions and calculated risks for each person they have on the show.

  • MrMelgibstein
    MrMelgibstein 5 months ago

    Kenan Thompson knows the man is in charge and what he wants to hear.He likes to watch things on TV and not live,Yeah right.

  • Cool tha Underdog
    Cool tha Underdog 5 months ago

    Isn't that the same guy that betrayed Kel Mitchell 🤔

  • Payton ThaProphet
    Payton ThaProphet 5 months ago

    Dance puppets, dance!! Do as I say, think as I think, be as I am. Follow me as I lead you into the abyss. One thought, one brain. Do not lead astray mere sheep, for the slaughter is your destiny.

    MICHAELinJUSTICE 5 months ago +1

    Here's the thing.
    SNL mocks people every week, and when the people they mock cry about it - SNL makes fun of then for it. Why?
    SNL are provocateurs. You CAN'T be a provocateur AND a victim at the same time. It's hypocritical.
    The SNL cast cried that Ye made them feel uncomfortable, Keenan here got overly lugubrious talking about it - they can dish it but they can't take it!
    Stop playing the victim, of all people who should not play the victim, it's the SNL cast. Sometimes they rightfully mock people, sometimes they don't - sometimes they prioritize malice instead of comedy which makes for a bad show. They sometimes misrepresent, slander and gratuitously attack people just cause they disagree with them.
    But the people on the other end can't cry about it other SNL will make fun of them, so they laugh it off even if it's unfair.
    Yet as soon as the tables turn, they hypocritically cry victim. That's pathetic.

  • H M
    H M 5 months ago

    They could have walked off

  • H M
    H M 5 months ago

    Looking good Kenan.

  • spazzinNslashin
    spazzinNslashin 5 months ago

    Kenan being 40 is crazy but you know what they say black dont crack

  • Dayton Winfield
    Dayton Winfield 5 months ago

    I'm a true Nick kid....who remember's all the shows that came on with All That and Rre you afraid of the dark? Hey Arnold use to come on with ahhhh real monsters. ....Damn I miss those days.

  • g moore
    g moore 5 months ago

    So Kanye shouldn’t be able to share his opinion? But each episode of snl and each late night show can voice their opinions? He asked people to join him on stage and Seth mentioned that none of them agreed with him but their opinion is the only right one so it’s the only one that should be voiced and shouldn’t be criticized? I do not care about politics but i do care about respect and I hate hypocritical nonsense. hypocritical nonsense is ridiculous. if you want people to respect your opinion and your ability to stand on a stage for hours a week and broadcast your opinion, then it needs to be mutually acceptable for all. don’t be hypocrites.

  • Jack McKeough
    Jack McKeough 5 months ago

    He told the people behind him that he knows they disagree with him.

  • Buddy Evans
    Buddy Evans 5 months ago

    you stupid Fox Hold Us hostage every Saturday night with your political b******* go f*** yourself Saturday Night Live I'm done forever

  • sparklebutt111
    sparklebutt111 5 months ago

    By not airing the speech, SNL brought attention to the speech.

  • Lurdys Arocho
    Lurdys Arocho 5 months ago

    He is one of the best comedian and actor of all times. God bless him.

  • Jessica Black
    Jessica Black 5 months ago

    Kenan Thompson doesn’t age. What the heck?!

  • Jay Dontez
    Jay Dontez 5 months ago

    Cuz why... Cuz u cnt get work no where else. You not funny bro. Your NO comedian. You just act like your funny. True statement!

  • Manu Ginobilis Bald Spot
    Manu Ginobilis Bald Spot 5 months ago +1

    Coonin' pays. All you gotta do is bury your child co-star and put on a dress while making fun of black people. Keep gettin' those checks, Coonan.

  • Juan Geribon
    Juan Geribon 5 months ago

    good burger guy

  • Leslie Page
    Leslie Page 5 months ago

    My question is this... Why does TVclip think there is one person in the entire world who would pay 20$ for this show.

  • Diana Cassinelli
    Diana Cassinelli 5 months ago

    I love this guy...since he was young...happy to see him anywhere he is on...congrats on your look amazing...still a kid to me....good genes

  • Natalie Barnes
    Natalie Barnes 5 months ago


  • Jojo Stieff
    Jojo Stieff 5 months ago

    It's honorable to be antiTrump

  • mwamanda2006
    mwamanda2006 5 months ago

    I guess people are offended by comedy show..what can comedians not do their jobs anymore? we have to be serious all the time? Just because I have didn't views then other people doesn't mean I am not going to stop watching something that I think is funny.

  • Ru ru
    Ru ru 5 months ago

    damnnn thats a gorgeous baby!! damnnn man! model in the working kenan!

  • d4ydr34m3r420
    d4ydr34m3r420 5 months ago

    Apparently Ye is "illeterate" because he has balls and gives the liberals and their media a wake up call. Can't air that!

  • vw gtivrsixer
    vw gtivrsixer 5 months ago

    I still think of him as being the guy with the overalls on all that on Nickelodeon

  • Ed Bain
    Ed Bain 5 months ago

    Kill me

  • Alfonso Mora
    Alfonso Mora 5 months ago +1

    You are one in a million man..
    I love everything you do!

  • MM NaCl
    MM NaCl 5 months ago

    Who was a hostage, snowflakes?

  • J h
    J h 5 months ago

    A successful Black man gives Trump a hug and major support... CNN and Hillary-Obama thugs are now in major-melt down and chaos.... Mid-Terms will favor Conservative-Republicans... DONE DEAL.
    TRUMP 2020

  • Lisa L. Gruman
    Lisa L. Gruman 5 months ago

    I love Kenan. We are lucky to have him, and for so long, on SNL.

  • Food For Thought
    Food For Thought 5 months ago

    He's turning 40 dam he looks 30!

  • Warboss Midgi
    Warboss Midgi 5 months ago

    "we dont judge people" *judges kanye*

  • Seventy One
    Seventy One 5 months ago

    Kenan Thompson is one of the greatest comedians SNL has ever produced. And SNL has given us quite a few great ones.

  • bdavis 919
    bdavis 919 5 months ago

    Watched this guy when i was 10 and now im 30 and now he looks younger than me now

  • Accidently on Purpose
    Accidently on Purpose 5 months ago

    NBC is where liberal snowflakes live

  • konrad
    konrad 5 months ago

    Yeah so they both start off by taking shots on Kanye then Kenan says they let him do that(still didn't air that thing which was not in any way that bad and imo are overcritisizing him) and didn't/won/t judge. Isn't that a contradiction?

  • TheCeazeoNe
    TheCeazeoNe 5 months ago

    A biiiiiiigg Dominican lunch!!

  • sam sneede
    sam sneede 5 months ago +1

    How about Alex Balwin always doing Prez Trump...which isn't funny. Haven't watched snl for years.
    Unfunny crap.

    • kate
      kate 5 months ago

      Donald Trump!? I didn't know you had a TVclip account! When do you find time to run a country? This explains a lot...

  • Brandon Pruitt
    Brandon Pruitt 5 months ago

    I love the irony in kenans complaint about not being able to share your opinion. Welcome to being shut out of every major platform in America. The tides are turning. Can't wait.

  • The Feezus
    The Feezus 5 months ago

    Did he quit his job at good burger?

  • A Smith
    A Smith 5 months ago

    Kenan Thompson is the dude.
    I'm a fan since "All That" and "Kenan and Kel".
    Good on ya Kenan!

  • M. Rees
    M. Rees 5 months ago

    If kanye was spewing liberal propaganda then they wouldve said how courageous he was and probably give him an award for courage. But ye' knows thats just a big lie to control black ppl

  • Deba Dev
    Deba Dev 5 months ago

    He is brilliant, funny quick witted looks amazing and a great dad

  • Gary Wilson
    Gary Wilson 5 months ago

    The funniest person on SNL hands down. Hands down.

  • Ellen Lincourt
    Ellen Lincourt 5 months ago

    It's sad that someone as mentally I'll as Kanye is still being booked and filmed. Ignoring his political beliefs, he is suffering from some severe mental distress. The people around don't seem to care as long as the gravy train continues. Until he is no longer booked, it is unlikely that he will get good treatment. Sycophants more interested in the largest of a star will let addiction and mental illness prevail even up to death. Look what happened to Prince, Michael Jackson, and others.

  • givehuggs
    givehuggs 5 months ago

    This interview in about the interviewee why did the interviewer ask about so many others. Unacceptable

  • James Coldiron
    James Coldiron 5 months ago

    SNL needs to bring back the What's up with that, sketch.

  • Distaval
    Distaval 5 months ago

    Go and congrats Keenan. Seth Meyers looks like a vampire with ADD.

  • Razz Bender
    Razz Bender 5 months ago

    Thompson is the least funny cast member on SNL ever. IMO

  • Mwai Segula
    Mwai Segula 5 months ago

    Even when serious, he always looks like he has a slight smirk😂😂😂

  • Thunder Up
    Thunder Up 5 months ago

    Man they hate it when a black man thinks independently

  • Silicone Baby
    Silicone Baby 5 months ago

    It is fucking hilarious watching a bunch of white racists falling over themselves to praise Kanye West's brain farts

  • Taron Webb
    Taron Webb 5 months ago

    I just got emotional, because I’m 35 years old and it occurred to me that this dude has been making me laugh most of my fucking life. All That doesn’t feel that long ago, I remember the premier, I remember his voice cracking, I remember him getting to big for the tub when he played Pierre Escargot, I remember his first SNL season. and now he’s fcking 40?!!! Time is a weird thing.

  • Clayton Humphrey
    Clayton Humphrey 5 months ago

    Kenan is the glue that holds SNL together

  • Scott Dow
    Scott Dow 5 months ago

    What really shoukd have won Hemry W a Emmy was his chatacter in the Cop Drama Third Watch. That character was such scum and Henry was so good that he who I love d8sappered and all I saw was the character that I hated and had great pleasure in seeing Officer Faith lock his butt up. That was Emmy worthy if ever a time.

  • Benjamin
    Benjamin 5 months ago

    It’s weird how Seth is so high up