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Daniel Kaluuya Mocks his Golden Globes Glitch, Praises Kenan & Kel in SNL Monologue

  • Daniel Kaluuya opened his monologue on Saturday Night Live with a zinger about his homeland.

    "First of all, I know you're hearing my accent and thinking 'oh no, he's not black, he's British,'" Kaluuya said. "Let me reassure you that I am black. I'm black and I'm British. Basically, I'm what the royal family was worried the baby would look like." 

    He also brought up the Golden Globes, where he won for Judas and the Black Messiah and his Zoom was muted when he started his speech. "I was muted! Can you believe that? I told the best joke of my life and I was muted! I felt like I was in a sunken place!" That was his mandatory reference to his star-making turn in Get Out

    Kaluuya also explained why it was important for him to be on the show with Kenan Thompson. "When I was nine years old, I wrote a play that got performed at Hampton Theater with real actors and everything, and this is a true story, that play was based on Kenan & Kel. That play led me down a path that got me to this stage tonight with Kenan backstage right now. So I just want to take this moment, in front of Kenan and the whole world, to say thank you, Mum, thank you, God, and thank you, Kel."

    Surely, Kel Mitchell will appreciate the shout-out.

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    TOPICS: Saturday Night Live, NBC, Kenan & Kel, Daniel Kaluuya, Kel Mitchell