Daniel Kaluuya hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time on April 3, and during his monologue, he tackled everything from racism in America versus the United Kingdom, his Golden Globes mishap, and so much more,
When discussing the topic of racism, Kaluuya points out that “British racism is so bad, white people left. They wanted to be free — free to create their own kind of racism.” When it comes to accidentally being muted during his recent Golden Globes acceptance speech, the Get Out star offered no explanation but did joke that being muted during his own acceptance speech felt like he was “in the Sunken Place.”
Another subject brought up by Kaluuya was something a lot of people probably don’t know: the big role that Kenan & Kel played in his early acting career. In his monologue, he recalled a sweet anecdote from his childhood that explains his love and appreciation for the popular show.
“When I was 9 years old, I wrote a play that got performed at Hampshire Theatre with real actors and everything. This is a true story — that play was based on Kenan & Kel. And that play led me down a path that got me to this stage tonight with Kenan backstage right now,” he said. He ended his monologue by thanking the holy trinity: his mom, God, and Kel Mitchell.
Check out Daniel Kaluuya’s monologue for yourself down below:
Daniel has snagged a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at this year’s Oscars for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah.
Back in March, the 32-year-old British actor gushed about the exciting news telling fans:
“Chairman Fred Hampton was a light, a beacon of a being who would illuminate all he touched with his incredible message. With the ability to command any stage and robbed of his opportunity to captivate a global audience. He created strategies that supported and uplifted the black community but also unified other communities with his laugh, his mind, his passion, and his love. Today, I am humbled to be nominated for portraying a man whose principles I deeply respect and for guiding me to walk in his footsteps. With the blessing of Chairman Fred Hampton’s family, and the unwavering support from Ryan Coogler, Shaka King and Charles King, and the cast led by LaKeith Stanfield and Dominique Fishback, I became a vessel for Chairman Fred’s spirit at a time when we need his rally cry for equality and justice more than ever. I commend my fellow nominees for their impressive work. To be seen and celebrated by my peers in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences is beautifully humbling and I am deeply grateful. Thank you.”