It's taken Kenan Thompson (pictured) seven years to become a breakout performer on Saturday Night Live. But over the years, few cast members have been as consistently funny, their recurring characters as memorable, or their short time in the spotlight so well used as Thompson. He's the buoyant host of What's Up With That? who can't stop busting out his theme song (much to the chagrin of perpetual guest Lindsey Buckingham). He's the inmate brought in to scare juvenile offenders. He's Rev. Al Sharpton. Grady Wilson. Bill Cosby. The list goes on and on. The babyfaced Thompson has starred in a number of non-SNL shows and movies over the years — "All That," "Kenan and Kel," "Good Burger," "Snakes on a Plane" — and next he'll be seen in the comedy "Wieners." Thompson brings his stand-up to Storrs on Tuesday.
Nov. 27, 7 p.m., $10-$15, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road Unit 3104, Storrs, (860) 486-4226, jorgensen.uconn.edu.