Daniel Kaluuya mocks Royal family: ‘I’m Black and British, basically what they thought the baby would look like’
A fan wrote, 'The royal family’s counsel is drafting up cease and desist letters right now to send to Daniel Kaluuya lmao #SNL'
Daniel Kaluuya is an actor with serious talent, as is evident from his Oscar nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his work in 'Judas and the Black Messiah'. But he certainly showed fans that he has quite a funny bone as he made his 'Saturday Night Live' debut on April 3, 2021. Kaluuya didn't shy away from tackling an extremely sensitive issue, racism, with aplomb and a great sense of timing.
While introducing himself on the show, the 32-year-old said that after hearing his accent some may think he isn't "Black". But Kaluuya made it clear that he's both "British and Black," and hilariously added he's "basically what the royal family thought the baby would look like".
The actor then went onto tackle racism with tongue firmly in cheek and said that he is often asked what is worse – "American racism or British racism". The actor said, "Let me put it this way. British racism is so bad, White people left. They wanted to be free to create their own kinds of racism."
He went onto add, "That's why they invented Australia, South Africa and Boston." Kaluuya's easy-going presence and comedic timing had fans thoroughly impressed. One fan on Instagram said, "This monologue was amazing! He has a natural comedic presence!!" Others appreciated that Kaluuya could deliver such tough truths and still have them laughing out loud. One fan tweeted, "YASSSSSSSSSSSS Daniel Kaluuya!!!!! With his fine self!!! He's speaking truth & having me laughing too!!! In my Marty Mar voice "You Go Boy!"
YASSSSSSSSSSSS Daniel Kaluuya!!!!! With his fine self!!! He's speaking truth & having me laughing too!!! In my Marty Mar voice "You Go Boy!" 👑😂😂😂😂💜💙💜💙💜🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 #SNL #BlackExcellence pic.twitter.com/c214eYN2Mz— NeshaBee (@Nesha2795) April 4, 2021
Many others amused themselves, wondering what the royal family's response to Kaluuya's monologue would be. One fan tweeted, "The royal family’s counsel is drafting up cease and desist letters right now to send to Daniel Kaluuya lmao #SNL." Fans now that they have seen Kaluuya's comic side, are hoping to see that side on the big screen as well. One fan tweeted, "Watching #SNL and we should normalize Daniel Kaluuya in funny roles."
Others who have followed Kaluuya's career for a while though, are hardly surprised at Kaluuya's funny side. One fan tweeted, "Not people being surprised at Daniel Kaluuya being funny, as if he and Dev Patel weren’t the main comedic relief of Skins. #SNL."
Many called Kaluuya's monologue the best one they have seen on SNL in a while. It seems the world can't wait to smile along with Daniel Kaluuya, who certainly gave his fans plenty to smile about even in tough times while tackling tough topics. The next Academy award nominee who will be on SNL is Carey Mulligan, who also makes her hosting debut on the show on April 10. She certainly has some big shoes to fill, following Kaluuya's knockout debut. You can catch 'Saturday Night Live' on Peacock TV.