‘SNL’: Daniel Kaluuya’s Opening Monologue Compares British Vs. American Racism & Amplifies His Golden Globe Win

The London-born actor started off by saying, "First of all, I know you're hearing my accent and thinking, 'Oh no, he's not Black — he's British." After affirming that he indeed is both, he said, "Basically I'm what the royal family was worried the baby would look like."
Turning semi-serious, Kaluuya said he was grateful to be hosting and name-checked a certain 1990s Nickelodeon series.
"British racism is so bad, white people left. Kaluuya ran with the topic, saying people ask him what's worse — British racism or American racism. So that's why they created Australia, South Africa and Boston." "Let me put it this way," he said. They wanted to be free — free to create their own kind of racism.
And thank you Kel." "When I was 9 years old," he said, "I wrote a play that got performed at Hampshire Theatre with real actors and everything. And that play led me down a path that got me to this stage tonight with Kenan [Thompson] backstage right now. And I just want to take this moment to in front of Kenan and the whole world to say: Thank you, Mom. Thank you, God. This is a true story — that play was based on Kenan & Kel.
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"I was muted — can you believe that? I felt like I was in a sunken place," a reference to his other Oscar-nominated role in 2017's Get Out. I told the best joke of my life, and I was muted.
Aw, here it goes.
Daniel Kaluuya made his Saturday Night Live hosting debut tonight, and his funny monologue skewered a serious topic, made fun of a Golden Globes glitch and served as a thank-you to a long-running cast member of NBC's late-night staple.
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He then talked about his Oscar-nominated supporting role as Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party in Judas and the Black Messiah, and a clip was played of his Zoomed acceptance speech.

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