Baby Girl on the Way for Kenan Thompson

03/10/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Kenan Thompson Expecting First Child Daughter Mary Ellen Matthews/NBC

It’s a good thing Kenan Thompson is used to pulling the late shift: the funny guy is going to be a dad!

The Saturday Night Live star and his wife Christina Evangeline are expecting their first child — a daughter — in late June.

“I’m about to be a daddy. Papa Kenan! I am terrified. I don’t know what to do with babies. I plan to be at the casino when she’s giving birth, like old schoolin’ it,” Thompson, 35, joked Friday on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Even accompanying his wife to routine prenatal checkups is enough to scare this father-to-be.

“That’s what’s freaking me out the most. A guy’s doctor visit is straightforward — just a little cough, a little touch here, a little ear, nose and throat. But women, that’s an intricate situation. You go through a lot — I applaud you,” Thompson says. “It’s weird to see somebody treat your lady like that!”

Before joining the cast of SNL, Thompson starred on Nickelodeon’s All That and Kenan & Kel.

The couple tied the knot in November 2011 in Atlanta, Ga.


– Anya Leon and Sarah Michaud

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joy on

(1) I can’t believe this guy is 35 – he still looks like he did on Kenan and Kal!

(2) Getting married first and then having a kid? For Hollywood, how odd?!

klutzy_girl on

Will love him forever because of Kenan and Kel. Congratulations to them!

bkable on

I love him! Loved him on All That and in Good Burger (seriously, watch it!) and still today on SNL! Congratulations!

ashley on

With all the characters & voices he’s done between All That and SNL, he’ll be a master at bedtime stories! Papa Kenan lol

Susan on

Kenan, I have a feeling you’re going to be a great dad, and your child will have a lot of fun in life and hopefully, inherit your sense of humor! Best of luck to you and your wife!!

Maddie on

I think that he will be a great dad

Juli on

I’m stunned he’s 35! He doesn’t look like it!

Congratulations to the happy couple, may their little princess arrive safe and healthy!

Lulu on

I’m a 90s kid and I can’t believe he’s 35! I enjoyed Kenan and Kel when I was a kid! He looks great!

sable senegal on

Good luck keenan , don’t worry you will be a great dad.funny overprotective father that treats his daughter like a princess.

aunt lizzard on

Love me some Keenan! Congrats!!!!

Kimberly on

Awww Kenan is going to be a daddy congrats!! He is a great guy!! Can I get the magic never age pills!! He doesn’t look 35!

lileeeeee on

he looks pregnant, so it should be easy for him. so “baby girl” on the way — also “teenaged girl” on the way. Babies don’t stay babies.

I love him on SNL.

give the kid a name people won’t constantly misspell, the way they do yours. even in this forum. sigh.

Lisa D'Ambrosio on

Congrats, Kenan … I’ve enjoyed watching you since the “Kenan & Kel” show … here’s a bit of 2014 parenting/marital advice: do NOT be at a casino while your wife is giving birth! Just remember to take it one day at a time and you will be fine!!!! :-)

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