“People ask me what’s worse, British racism or American racism,” he told the audience inside New York’s famous Studio 8H.
“Let me put it this way, British racism is so bad white people left. They wanted to be free, free to create their own kind of racisms. That’s why they invented Australia, South Africa and Boston.”
Discussing his Golden Globe-winning portrayal of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton in Judas And The Black Messiah, Kaluuya, 32, reminded viewers of the technical issues that marred his acceptance speech during the virtual ceremony.
He said: “I was muted! Can you believe that? I told the best joke of my life and I was muted.”
Kaluuya, who is nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Bafta and an Oscar, nodded to his breakout role in Get Out and said: “I felt like I was in a Sunken Place!”
Kaluuya’s first sketch saw him portraying a game show host and medical doctor asking his black relatives about their reluctance to take the Covid-19 vaccine.
Kaluuya starred as a YouTube prankster in a sketch sending up apology videos from influencers and played a Nigerian father furious about his son changing his degree from medicine to creative writing.
Told the world needs poets, Kaluuya’s character sarcastically responded: “If there’s anything we’ve learned from the pandemic, it’s that the world needs more poets.”
Viewers were pretty happy with Kaluuya’s performance:
Yo, Daniel Kaluuya is killing it. ABSOLUTELY KILLING IT. #snl
— Christina Anthony (@Christina Anthony)
give daniel kaluuya a comedy franchise pls and thank you