SNL’s Kenan Thompson Talks Fatherhood and You’ll Never Guess Who the Funny One in the Family is…
But when the 40-year-old comedian is at home with his family he says the one that brings the house down laughing is his 4 ½-year-old daughter Georgia Marie whom he shares with his wife, model Christina Evangeline.
“She makes us laugh,” Thompson reveals about his daughter, “She’s the funny one. I try to make them laugh but I think they’ve heard enough from me, just from watching the show.
Kenan Thompson also says that kids are natural comedians due to their unfiltered speech, “Kids are hilarious. They say the darnedest things, but that’s just because they don’t really know what they’re saying, and that just makes much more funniness happen.”
And when you’re having so much fun and laughing like Kenan time flies by. The SNL star says that watching his girl grow up has brought him the greatest happiness.
“Watching her progress, I remember my buddy sent her a bicycle, and I thought it was way too early,” Thompson recalls. “Now she’s just whipping around on that bike like it’s nothing and I’m like, ‘I remember when you didn’t understand the pedaling thing.’”
“Now it’s like, ‘Dad, can I ride my bike?’ I’m like, ‘Of course you can, you blessed child. Of course.’ You just sit there and watch your magic living its life and it’s unbelievable. Home life is a beautiful thing.”
And the next question is Georgia going to be a big sister someday? Kenan reveals, “I wanted a full basketball team, but I think we’re good with maybe two. It’s just the sweet thing. It’s like Christmas all the time.”