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Kenan Thompson's not leaving SNL anytime soon

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It’ll be at least another year before we can resume speculation over Kenan Thompson’s continued commitment to SNL. Despite his crowded slate of future projects, the Emmy-winning comedian confirmed his plans to stay during his appearance on Ellen.

“It’s the best job in the world,” Thompson reasoned, after alluding that he will stick around until 2020, at least. “I can’t see myself just walking away from it like that.” If he had decided to walk away after 16 years, who could honestly blame him? Between plans for another NBC show called Bring The Funny, his resurrection of All That as the reboot’s executive producer, and the potentially still-alive NBC pilot for The Kenan Show, ending his reign as the longest-tenured cast member wouldn’t be the biggest stretch. But alas, he’s still enjoying his role as one of the funniest remaining cast members to date. Why bust up a good thing?

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