David Ortiz Talks Kenan Thompson’s Big Papi Impression with Seth Meyers

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As the David Ortiz farewell tour comes to a close, the Red Sox slugger decided to pay a visit to Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday night.

The host and noted Boston sports fan chatted with Ortiz about a variety of topics, including Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson’s hilarious Big Papi impression. Although he didn’t say a lot, his laughter and huge smile during the discussion is pretty much proof that Ortiz is a big fan of the tribute.

Big Papi also revealed an interesting fact about his Twitter response to Thompson’s bit on the Red Sox star opening a gym for iguanas. Ortiz admitted he was a bit scared while taking the photo with the lizard.

“That was the first time I had ever seen an iguana in my life ever,” Ortiz said. “I was playing it kind of cool, but I was scared.”

Big Papi added that he was more scared of the lizard than his life-sized Lego statue tribute.

In addition to having a laugh over Thompson’s impression, Ortiz brought some of his Big Papi snacks for Meyers to munch on. Of course, the Red Sox star had to take a few bites as well.

“I can’t help it,” Ortiz joked.

Check out more from Big Papi’s interview with Meyers below.

Source URL: https://www.bostonmagazine.com/arts-entertainment/2016/09/27/david-ortiz-kenan-thompson-seth-meyers/