Maya Rudloph And Martin Short Recruit Kenan Thompson For New Variety Series

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For a roll out of new comedy shows coming to NBC, Maya Rudolph and Martin Short are going to add their touch in live sketch form on May 31st. For the now reported ‘Maya and Marty in Manhattan’ variety show, SNL’s own Kenan Thomspn has been announced to be joining the cast.

Kenan Thompson has come onboard the series, now titled Maya and Marty in Manhattan, which is set to premiere in May, it was announced Friday. The gig will not impact Thompson’s tenure on Saturday Night Live, which stands at 13 seasons and counting. Like Saturday Night Live, Maya and Marty in Manhattan hails from exec produce Lorne Michaels. Also like SNL, the new variety will air live each week from NBC’s headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York.

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How will this uphold against Lorne Michael’s previous work with Saturday Night Live? ‘Maya and Marty in Manhattan’ airs on May 31st at 10 PM EST on NBC.