Daniel Kaluuya made his Saturday night live a memorable one debuts! The Judas and the Black Messiah star took to the Studio 8H stage over the weekend and set the tone for a fun night out with a bold and confident monologue.
“I know you hear my accent and think, ‘Oh no, it’s not black! It’s British!’ I am here to ensure that I am Black, “said Kaluuya laughing. “I’m black, and I’m British. Basically, I’m what the royal family were concerned about the baby showing.”
The joke, which drew some of the biggest laughs of the night, concerned Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s high-profile interview with Oprah in which they alleged that an anonymous palace official questioned them, while pregnant, about alleged concerns about your baby’s skin tone.
“People ask me, ‘Which is worse? British racism or American racism?’ Let me put it this way. British racism is so bad, white people left, “shared Kaluuya. “They just wanted to be free. Free to create their own kind of racism. That’s why they invented Australia. South Africa. And Boston.”
Kaluuya also spoke about his family, who came from Uganda, and received a little love from some family members who came out to support him in the audience.
“I come from a big Ugandan family. No kidding. My mom is one of 22 children, my dad is one of 49,” she shared with a laugh. “They say black doesn’t crack, but condoms do!”
Looking back at his career in show business, Kaluuya revealed that he actually has a kind of connection to the world today. SNL to emit.
“When I was 9 years old I wrote a play that was performed with real actors and everything. This is a true story. That place was based on Kenan and Kel, and that play took me on a path to this stage tonight, with Kenan backstage right now, “he explained.” So, I just want to take this moment in front of Kenan and the whole world to say, ‘Thank you, Mom. Thanks God. And thank you, Kel. ‘”
Saturday night live airs live from coast to coast at 11:30 pm ET, 8:30 pm PT on NBC.