Travis Kelce is a total natural with a future in acting if he wants it … so says comedian Jeff Dye, who tells TMZ Sports he was blown away by the Kanas City Chiefs superstar’s performance on “Saturday Night Live.”
TK made his big debut at Studio 8H last weekend … and many were impressed with how comfortable he looked on stage as he delivered his lines.
Dye admits he gave a bit of an eye roll when Kelce was announced as the show’s host — because in his opinion, athletes usually aren’t funny — but the tight end turned him into a believer.
“He reminded me of Phil Hartman, that’s how good I’d say he was,” Dye says. “Not being sarcastic, it was very Phil Hartman-esque.”
It goes without saying it’s a massive compliment from Dye — Hartman is a comedy legend … and spent eight seasons on the sketch show from 1986-94.
We also talked to Dye about who else from the sports world could make the transition over to acting … and there’s one two-time Super Bowl champ he thinks would thrive in entertainment.
FYI — Dye is the host of TMZ’s new game show, “Who The Bleep Is That?” … and he gives us a breakdown of his new gig.