“I can’t believe it’s Saturday Night Live in New York City,” he began. “My name is Daniel Kaluuya. And first of all, I know you’re hearing my accent and thinking, ‘oh no, he’s not Black, he’s British’.
“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 explained: “I actually won a Golden Globe for that role [in Judas And The Black Messiah]. But wait, wait, wait. It was on Zoom. And this is what happened.
“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 the Sunken Place!”
Daniel ended his monologue by revealing that one of his inspirations to get into acting was the 90s sitcom Kenan And Kel, expressing his excitement at sharing the stage with SNL cast member Kenan Thompson.
“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,” he said.