Kenan Thompson, better known now for his time at Saturday Night Live, is jumping back into kids sketch comedy. Thompson, who got his start as an actor on Nickelodeon sketch series “All That” before moving to a spin-off of the show “Kenan and Kel,” is partnering with pocket.watch to create a sketch show for kids of today’s generation.
“Skoogle” is a satire-filled premium sketch comedy show, and features Thompson as the voice of an Alexa-like digital assistant who has been created by young entrepreneurs to help kids everywhere with their daily problems.
President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon has been fired, multiple White House officials told CNN on Friday.
Thompson explains the inspiration for the show’s format as “the ‘never too young’ entrepreneurial spirit that is encouraging kids everywhere to start their own businesses at any age. And have a blast doing it!”
The series is a bit of a reunion for Thompson who is an Executive Producer on the show along with co-producers Josh Server (“All That”) and Mason Gordon (“Slamball”) and Executive Producer Albie Hecht, pocket.watch’s Chief Content Officer and the original development executive behind “All That.”
“Kenan Thompson is a comedic genius,” said Albie Hecht, Chief Content Officer at pocket.watch. “At Nickelodeon, I witnessed first-hand Kenan and his fellow cast members ability to turn everyday scenarios into hilarious adventures. I’m very excited to have the opportunity to once again reteam with Kenan and bring premium sketch comedy to a new generation of fans.”
This announcement marks the first major series production for pocket.watch. Kenan Thompson is represented by United Talent Agency (UTA), Del, Shaw, Moonves, Tanaka, Finkelstein & Lezcano, and Michael Goldman.