Kenan Thompson Becomes a Card-Carrying Spiceman While Eating Spicy Wings | Hot Ones

Kenan Thompson is a bonafide TV legend. From his roots at Nickelodeon to becoming the longest tenured cast member in Saturday Night Live history, he's been making us laugh for over 25 years. He also stars in a new comedy series from NBC-it's called Kenan, Tuesdays 830/730C. But how is he with spicy food? Find out as entertainment vet takes on the wings of death, regales Sean with tales of cooking Gordon Ramsay's eggs, and even busts out a Steve Harvey impression for good measure.
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  1. First We Feast

    First We Feast

    Oy oldin

    Besides Kenan, which SNL cast member-past or present-would you most want to see on Hot Ones?

    • Shawn Michael

      Shawn Michael

      3 kun oldin

      Please get maya rudolph after her Beyoncé hot ones sketch i want to see how she’s really handle it

    • I Come From The Mountain

      I Come From The Mountain

      Oy oldin

      @Cliffy Leathersons 😢

    • Chris Drury

      Chris Drury

      Oy oldin

      Will Forte

    • big fish

      big fish

      Oy oldin

      Bill Hader



      Oy oldin

      Jim carrey

  2. g7thebeatmaker


    20 soat oldin

    Eating a spicy chicken sandwich and watching this made my nose runny

  3. Liz Jo

    Liz Jo

    Kun oldin

    Much respect for Kenan!!! especially going back in on that last sauce, damn...

  4. Chad Steele

    Chad Steele

    Kun oldin

    The smoothest guy to get through all 10 to date! Bring back Kevin Hart when Kenan guest hosts. #instantclassic

  5. Dusty Hughes

    Dusty Hughes

    Kun oldin

    I like Kenan in all that and Kids sitcom Kenan & Kel

  6. Justin Driscoll

    Justin Driscoll

    Kun oldin

    No Kenan and Kel questions?! Come on Sean!

  7. Soyboy


    2 kun oldin

    I met this guy while working at the airport, nothing crazy happened but he was for sure one of the nicer celebs I met doing that job. And he actually tipped me unlike most others

  8. Shawn Michael

    Shawn Michael

    3 kun oldin

    If Keenan was gay.....ooooh girl I’d beg him to be my man! His personality is so soothing to me

  9. William Alarie

    William Alarie

    3 kun oldin

    "i'm a tourist." fuckin love that so much.

  10. Horror Movie Scream Queen

    Horror Movie Scream Queen

    3 kun oldin

    Omg sneaking into Halloween horrors nights haha haha haha

  11. Sarmad Habib Khan

    Sarmad Habib Khan

    3 kun oldin

    No Kenan and Kel questions? I'm disappointed.

  12. Michele JM

    Michele JM

    3 kun oldin

    Kristin Wiig Eddie Murphy Chris Rock Amy Poehler Bill Murray Leslie Jones.... The list goes on and on....

  13. MrShakurd80


    3 kun oldin

    I was sweatin watchin this shit

  14. iRON MiC TYSON


    4 kun oldin


  15. Patrick Akpaette

    Patrick Akpaette

    4 kun oldin

    Conan O'Brien!!!!

  16. Paige Rogers

    Paige Rogers

    5 kun oldin

    Honestly this is awesome. He ate his wings. He went all in and is a great guest. Loved him since the very beginning of his tv career.

  17. rangerlcfc


    5 kun oldin

    Who put the screw in the tuna?

  18. Sifiso Kheswa

    Sifiso Kheswa

    5 kun oldin

    I'd like to see Barack Obama here

  19. Sifiso Kheswa

    Sifiso Kheswa

    5 kun oldin

    Da Bomb got that leg shaking hahahaha

  20. David Robertson

    David Robertson

    6 kun oldin

    I think if there were to be a King of the "Spice-men" , you're looking at him! Slathering not blathering - like a Champ!!! Well done Kenan! Well done!

  21. Steve Stadler

    Steve Stadler

    7 kun oldin

    prob the best one I've seen in a minute

  22. Shan Hussain

    Shan Hussain

    7 kun oldin

    17:07 is perhaps the first time I've ever heard Kenan swear.

  23. acepilot1


    7 kun oldin

    I’d like to see the last dab be like da bomb “the final answer”, much hotter than da bomb “the final answer”

  24. britturk123


    7 kun oldin

    Keenan is such a sweet warm character. Legend.

  25. Dr. Braxy Gilkey Cruises

    Dr. Braxy Gilkey Cruises

    7 kun oldin

    @ 16:02, you can see Kenan's soul leave his body for a while. 🤣😂🤣

  26. Horror Movie Scream Queen

    Horror Movie Scream Queen

    7 kun oldin

    As a child of the 90s I grew up watching kenan!!!

  27. Warren Gray

    Warren Gray

    7 kun oldin

    Kenan is great, will Kel guest star on the show!

  28. D aucoin

    D aucoin

    7 kun oldin

    He killed all the wings. I was intrigued to see once he took the first bite of da bomb and then went back !!! Big ups

  29. Pete moss

    Pete moss

    7 kun oldin

    great job.......HUGE balls

  30. Cailen Blackwell

    Cailen Blackwell

    8 kun oldin

    KENAN is the GOAT !

  31. Jack Sparrow

    Jack Sparrow

    8 kun oldin

    Killed it Keenan

  32. gaelgarseeya


    8 kun oldin

    So much respect for this one! Not a wing wasted! Each coated with sauce! Double wings on the final one! Beautiful

  33. gaelgarseeya


    8 kun oldin

    I love when guests do not waste the wings with just like one bite.

  34. Taylor Sumner

    Taylor Sumner

    8 kun oldin


  35. MsDaniMarie02


    9 kun oldin

    Other SNL cast members to have on: Bill Hader, Kate McKinnon, Mikey Day since he was Sean in the recent SNL skit (what whaaaaat?!), Maya Rudolph, Eddie Murphy, David Spade, Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Jason Sudeikis, John Mulaney (writers count too), Fred Armisen (preferably with Bill Hader), Bill fucking Murray.

  36. ana


    9 kun oldin

    Please feature Lisa Nguyen!🙏🏽

  37. 한지훈


    9 kun oldin

    The towering pastry evolutionarily mess up because marble numerically trace aboard a nimble monday. standing, puzzled pig

  38. Savvy Turtle

    Savvy Turtle

    9 kun oldin

    not able to comment on all of these but love every one of them. and even though I have problems with hot food nowadays after this video if K's castmate can do it so can Savvy I'm game anytime!

  39. Michael Denczek

    Michael Denczek

    9 kun oldin

    It's called, chili- head...

  40. Hoetrice


    9 kun oldin

    ofc a taurus would build a platform around eating fucking food

  41. Spicy McHaggis

    Spicy McHaggis

    9 kun oldin

    No Fat Albert or Good Burger, though. Still, not disappointed!

  42. miata350


    9 kun oldin

    I've never seen Kenan this serious before

  43. Sadman Habib

    Sadman Habib

    10 kun oldin

    The mixed cold topologically fear because dugout intringuingly grab given a simplistic deadline. combative, coherent violin

  44. Polk High #33

    Polk High #33

    10 kun oldin

    Loved the beyonce interview. Best episode yet.

  45. Mark Claudio

    Mark Claudio

    10 kun oldin

    I choked when he dropped da bomb sauce I knew that was gonna burn son!

  46. Joseph Collins

    Joseph Collins

    10 kun oldin

    I had no idea Sean shared the same birthday as me!

  47. Luckie_MD


    10 kun oldin

    Definitely my favorite interview!!

  48. breadbutt


    10 kun oldin

    Kenan killed it. ate the entire wing every time, went in for a 2nd last dab, and still made it to the end without a meltdown. hero shit.

  49. Splandrocity8000


    11 kun oldin

    Aww, I was hoping for a bit more geeking out on origins on All-That, ask him more about Kel ..... Lori Beth Denberg etc ... Still a great interview.

  50. Owl Ampersand

    Owl Ampersand

    11 kun oldin

    Kenan is such a legend!

  51. Maureen McLennon

    Maureen McLennon

    11 kun oldin

    Sean called us "Hot Ones Fans" not "Spice Lords" and I'm LIVID!

  52. unknown player

    unknown player

    11 kun oldin

    Nick nick nickelodeon

  53. JQ


    11 kun oldin

    He ate all the wings in their entirety, and didn’t have water or milk.

  54. Tyrant60


    11 kun oldin

    Kenan's energy is still 1000, hasnt cuanged since All That.

  55. Tami Tamayo

    Tami Tamayo

    12 kun oldin

    Damn he's killed it!

  56. Anthony Bottigliero

    Anthony Bottigliero

    12 kun oldin

    Nobody likes Da Bomb, why do you guys keep using it? I guess it's a test, if nothing else. [edit] Ok, you guys addressed my question in the video.

  57. Elijah Adams

    Elijah Adams

    12 kun oldin

    Was it Kenan idea to do the Hot one sketch on SNL

  58. Jen Bailey

    Jen Bailey

    12 kun oldin

    He plays the same affect over and over. I don't know why people regard him so highly as a performer.

  59. Yusuf Gaffar

    Yusuf Gaffar

    12 kun oldin

    The hollow whorl neuroanatomically wink because english ironically long of a drab drum. lucky, rampant plane

  60. Redkurtain


    12 kun oldin

    I’m convinced Kenan is a vampire. Why does he still look like he’s 20?

  61. Philip Polychroniou

    Philip Polychroniou

    12 kun oldin

    How did they ignore the Hamm photo bomb in the "explain that gram" segment?

  62. Roy Mustang Ackerman

    Roy Mustang Ackerman

    12 kun oldin


  63. ezy. mac

    ezy. mac

    12 kun oldin

    Are you guys starting to show that Sean's not a robot? If so I appreciate it! Cause it was something watching those earlier seasons where he's just cool as a cucumber the ENTIRE time like Captain America "I can do this all day."

    • rob062388


      10 kun oldin

      Sean usually tries to match what the guest is doing (which I'm guessing is, on average, probably on the tamer side), but Keenan went all out, covering the shit out of those wings and eating them all. So Sean probably had a bit more of a challenge than he's used to.

  64. Zach Haller

    Zach Haller

    12 kun oldin

    Same birthday Sean let’s gooo

  65. Back Door

    Back Door

    13 kun oldin

    The sore dungeon unexpectedly carry because expert corroboratively frame next a flawless rest. aware, greedy tank

  66. Tom Kuzeja

    Tom Kuzeja

    13 kun oldin

    Kenan is the freakin' best! That guy is top-notch. No two ways about it!

  67. Finding Her Flow

    Finding Her Flow

    13 kun oldin

    why does the background music for this episode stand out so much to me?....good choice.

  68. prince Prince

    prince Prince

    13 kun oldin

    The bomb shit is fuckin hot. I feel it in my ears. They handle it like it's nuthin yikes

  69. Josh Juarez

    Josh Juarez

    13 kun oldin

    Just an upstanding guy. Love to see him spreading the love. Glad to see him up on Hot Ones

  70. shawn williams

    shawn williams

    13 kun oldin

    Kenan is the absolute best. What a gentle spiceman.

  71. State of Israel

    State of Israel

    13 kun oldin

    Kenan and Kel was legendary show!

  72. Lost Scvng

    Lost Scvng

    13 kun oldin

    7:47 got a lil dark

  73. Lost Scvng

    Lost Scvng

    13 kun oldin

    lookin good though

  74. Lost Scvng

    Lost Scvng

    13 kun oldin

    im just say what everybody else has been thinking for years . . Kenan Thompson < Kel Mitchell

  75. S.J. Lee

    S.J. Lee

    14 kun oldin

    I have been watching Keenan perform since All That. I am so proud of his success. He defeated this challenge like a savage!

  76. Janzel's Aquatic

    Janzel's Aquatic

    14 kun oldin

    Have we given Kenan his flowers yet ??

  77. Toni Price

    Toni Price

    14 kun oldin

    Love flats

  78. Toni Price

    Toni Price

    14 kun oldin

    My bday April 30 in the house Taurus

  79. Anna Sandul

    Anna Sandul

    14 kun oldin

    OMG KENAN NO dont put so much BOMB ON have you not seen the show lol?????

  80. Kenny Jones aka relientkenny

    Kenny Jones aka relientkenny

    14 kun oldin

    this was the BEST Hot ones episode. Kenan had Sean sweating and ate the wings like it was nothing! also 15:21 was my favorite when Sean looked shocked that Kenan put so much on the wing but ate it like a champ 💪

  81. Supersonic


    14 kun oldin

    "Yeah I see why you would say that" lololol

  82. Jessica Franklin

    Jessica Franklin

    15 kun oldin

    Do Tina Fey!

  83. Perverted Podcast

    Perverted Podcast

    15 kun oldin

    When Kenan DROWNED that wing with Da Bomb...I stopped breathing. I've had it...and my head was under a sink after it. He acted like it was tangy Tapitio lol I've never seen anyone take Sean wing for wing. He either drank a jar of Vaseline and a can of Tool Dip before his interview, or he is a an orphaned alien from the planet "Pooter Lava". I bow in respect Kenan...bow bow, bow bow. :D

  84. Ani Jayanth

    Ani Jayanth

    15 kun oldin

    Y’all know how funny this would be with Eddie Murphy or Dave chappelle?

  85. Marlene G.

    Marlene G.

    15 kun oldin

    That Spicy as hell needs to be the end song now

  86. Amber barnes

    Amber barnes

    15 kun oldin

    He literally still looks 17-18 or am I trippin ? 😂

  87. Scootie B

    Scootie B

    15 kun oldin

    We’re Gonna Have a Biiig Lunch‼️ 😂

  88. Timothy Kimmel

    Timothy Kimmel

    15 kun oldin

    When Sean says "Thats alot" you pull up and do NOT go further...

  89. Risto Valtorez

    Risto Valtorez

    15 kun oldin

    Look at how much weight he lost

  90. S W

    S W

    15 kun oldin

    Can't convince me that he did not come on to do research for the SNL parody skit lol

  91. Gamer Guru

    Gamer Guru

    15 kun oldin

    No Kenan and Kel questions 😭

  92. Eeveegirl13


    15 kun oldin

    I think we now know why this got parodied on SNL XD

  93. Josh Gardner

    Josh Gardner

    15 kun oldin

    Is it just me or does kenan look like he could pass for Daniel cormiers brother, or son.

  94. A.J. Garrett

    A.J. Garrett

    16 kun oldin

    Another great episode!🔥

  95. Nathan Vu

    Nathan Vu

    16 kun oldin

    Who’s here after the Hot Ones SNL skit?😂

    • gutterball


      Kun oldin

      Beyoncé 💀💀

  96. amaraj johnson

    amaraj johnson

    16 kun oldin

    Welcome to good burger home of the good burger can i take ya order...

  97. RJibbah


    16 kun oldin

    I just realized that's a mirror in the background.

  98. Syrena McIntyre

    Syrena McIntyre

    16 kun oldin

    This is hard to choose. I’d have to say... Kristin Wig would probably be the most entertaining. 😊 it’s close though, because Maya is hilarious!

  99. Syrena McIntyre

    Syrena McIntyre

    16 kun oldin

    Awesome that they did a skit of hot ones on SNL last night. They are too funny!!!

  100. conkk250


    16 kun oldin

    Mad respect for Keenan and the amount he's saucin' them up