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Kenan Thompson to Star in New Comedy Flick, ‘Party Starters’

Like “Saturday Night Live” veterans Tim Meadows, Will Ferrell and Tina Fey before him, comedian and actor Kenan Thompson is next in line to star in his own “SNL”-generated film helmed by the show’s legendary head honcho, Lorne Michaels.

As vaguely described by deadline.com, the aptly titled film, Party Starters, is a high-concept comedy that centers on a fun-loving guy who keeps the party going, whether it be for a group of rowdy youngsters or a bunch of old people struggling to dance at a wedding.

Party Starters will mark Thompson’s first starring role since his appearance in the 2004 film, Fat Albert.

Thompson got his start in the business as a cast member on the Nickelodeon teen sketch comedy show “All That,” which eventually spawned a starring role in the film Good Burger, alongside castmate, Kel Mitchell.

As a six-season veteran on “SNL,” Thompson has made a name for himself with his spot-on impersonations of Bill Cosby as well as his “What’s Up With That?” and “Scared Straight” sketches.

What do you think of Thompson’s new film role? Will you be buying a ticket to see it? –nicholas robinson