Saturday Night Live veteran Kenan Thompson, 43, sells his 'humorous memoir' for $1million

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    Saturday Night Live veteran Kenan Thompson, 43, sells his ‘humorous memoir’ for $1million


    Comic Kenan Thompson has sold his memoir for $1 million.

    The Saturday Night Live veteran is set to pen a ‘humorous’ autobiography and publishing insiders have revealed that he has managed to secure a hugely-profitable deal.

    A source told the New York Post newspaper’s Page Six column that the 43-year-old star ‘had two book concepts in the works’ and ultimately ‘sold the humorous memoir for a seven-figure payday.’

    Million dollar man: Kenan Thompson has sold his memoir for $1 million. The Saturday Night Live veteran is set to pen a 'humorous' autobiography and publishing insiders have revealed that he has managed to secure a hugely-profitable deal; seen in 2019

    Million dollar man: Kenan Thompson has sold his memoir for $1 million. The Saturday Night Live veteran is set to pen a ‘humorous’ autobiography and publishing insiders have revealed that he has managed to secure a hugely-profitable deal; seen in 2019

    It will become the debut book by the comedian, who is also remembered for starring in the 1990s sitcom Kenan and Kel alongside Kel Mitchell on Nickelodeon and these days stars in his own self-titled sitcom, which premiered earlier this year on NBC and was recently renewed for a second season.

    Kenan will join a long line of Saturday Night Live veterans in releasing a book, including Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan, David Spade, Colin Jost, Gilda Radner, Amy Poehler, and Jay Mohr.

    News of Kenan’s mega bucks book deal comes just a week after it was announced that he is to host the People’s Choice Awards. 

    ‘I can’t believe I get to host the PCAs!! I’m beyond blessed to be nominated twice and part of two more nominations for SNL. Good times indeed. Congrats to all the nominees – we already won!!’, said Kenan in a statement.

    Nice gig: A source told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column that the 43-year-old star 'had two book concepts in the works' and ultimately 'sold the humorous memoir for a seven-figure payday'

    Nice gig: A source told the New York Post newspaper’s Page Six column that the 43-year-old star ‘had two book concepts in the works’ and ultimately ‘sold the humorous memoir for a seven-figure payday’

    Nice gig: Thompson, from left, Chrissy Teigen, Amanda Seales, and Jeff Foxworthy, at the premiere of NBC's Bring The Funny at Rockwell Table & Stage in 2019

    Nice gig: Thompson, from left, Chrissy Teigen, Amanda Seales, and Jeff Foxworthy, at the premiere of NBC’s Bring The Funny at Rockwell Table & Stage in 2019

    He will front the annual awards ceremony which is set to take place in early December, with stars such as Adele, Billie Eilish and Jennifer Hudson up for accolades.

    The awards will air on both NBC and E! on 7 December and bosses are excited to see what Kenan brings to the table. 

    ‘Kenan’s versatility and commitment to creating quality entertainment that has sparked laughter for over three decades has made him one of the most endeared comedians of our time,’ said Jen Neal, executive vice president of live events, specials & E! News, with NBCUniversal Entertainment Television and Streaming.

    ‘We cannot wait to welcome him to the ‘People’s Choice Awards’ stage where his charisma and humor will undoubtedly bring fans to their feet,’ Neal said.

    Big Dog: Thompson, from left, Jack Whitehall, Darby Camp, and Izaac Wang, appear in a scene from Clifford the Big Red Dog

    Big Dog: Thompson, from left, Jack Whitehall, Darby Camp, and Izaac Wang, appear in a scene from Clifford the Big Red Dog

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