Ke­nan Thomp­son is bring­ing a lot of funny to var­i­ous shows

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - On Tv - BY JAY BOB­BIN

Q: I’m see­ing Ke­nan Thomp­son as a pan­elist on a new show called “Bring the Funny,” but I thought he was sup­posed to have his own show. Is that not hap­pen­ing now? – Julie Smith, via e-mail

A: Yes, it still is ... which, also com­bined with his sched­uled re­turn to the reg­u­lar cast of NBC’s “Satur­day Night Live,” makes Thomp­son one busy fel­low these days. “The Ke­nan Show,” slated for a mid­sea­son de­but on NBC, will cast him as a sud­denly sin­gle par­ent try­ing to bal­ance his re­la­tion­ships with his two young daugh­ters and his father-in­law (Andy Gar­cia). Chris Rock will be an ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer and a di­rec­tor on the series.

Q: Was it just me, or did John Sta­mos start cry­ing when he talked about his son on “A Capi­tol Fourth”? – Mike Travis, Buf­falo, N.Y.

A: It was not just you. Those who have seen the “Full House” vet­eran speak about his child in his tele­vi­sion ap­pear­ances over the past year – in­clud­ing his 2018 host­ing stint for PBS on “A Capi­tol Fourth” as well – are used to see­ing him get emo­tional about the sub­ject, and it may have to do with his wait­ing un­til later in life to be­come a par­ent for the first time. In any event, it’s clearly and un­der­stand­ably a topic close to his heart, and his vis­i­ble tears over it are all but cer­tain to con­tinue.

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