Kenan Thompson Reveals His Top ‘SNL’ Sports Hosts and More with Tom Brady

The comedian appeared on Brady’s SiriusXM podcast.

Matt Simeone
November 9, 2022

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Tom Brady has not only hosted Saturday Night Live but, over the years, has also been the focus of many sketches.

In the latest episode of Let’s Go! with Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald and Jim Gray, Gray jokingly asked special guest Kenan Thompson why the 5-time NFL Super Bowl MVP quarterback has been “an easy target” on the legendary sketch comedy show. The reason? Both Thompson and Brady, who hosted the show in 2005, agreed it’s because of the football star’s quirkiness.

“You’re on the radar though,” said Thompson, the longest-tenured SNL cast member of all time. “There’s a lot of quirky people out there that nobody care about… but [parodying] someone that everybody respects knows that that armor can’t be chipped. That allows for the joke-telling to be fun.”

Exclusive Interview

During Thompson’s appearance, the SNL great also shared his favorite athlete-hosts, including Charles Barkley, Peyton Manning and Michael Phelps. He also discussed how sports brings communities together and revealed how — even after 20 years on the long-running NBC show — he still often feels like a rookie.

Additionally, Brady and Fitzgerald talked about the past week in the NFL, plus Fitzgerald and Gray welcomed Joey Logano after the driver’s NASCAR Cup Series Championship victory.

Brady reflected on the Bucs’ dramatic comeback win against the Rams on Sunday and his newest milestone of 100,000 career passing yards. Fitzgerald started the episode talking about Fitzgerald’s adventure in the pace car for the NASCAR Cup Series Championship in Phoenix, before being joined by Logano. Logano talked about his four-year-old son’s love of cars and how much fun it was to experience this alongside him. Lastly, Fitzgerald and Gray discussed the Colts firing Frank Reich, the surprising hire of Jeff Saturday as the interim head coach, Kirk Cousins’ wild celebration after another Vikings win, and more.

Listen to Thompson’s interview — as well as the entire new episode of Let’s Go! with Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald and Jim Gray — below.

About Let’s Go!

Each week of the NFL season, Let’s Go! features the two NFL greats’ and Gray’s thoughts on the latest news around the league, as well as their lives away from the football field. The show also features appearances by high-profile guests. New episodes debut every Monday at 6 pm ET/3 pm PT on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio (Ch. 82) and replay at 6:30 pm ET/3:30 pm PT on SiriusXM NFL Radio (Ch. 88).

Following the SiriusXM debut, the show is released as a podcast on StitcherApple, the SXM App and all major podcast-listening platforms. Episodes will also be available on SiriusXM’s YouTube page (audio only).