02g: Robert De Niro / Norah Jones

Robert De Niro's Monologue

.....Robert De Niro



Robert De Niro: Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! So.. it's come to this. Thirty years of movies have finally paid off. I'm hosting "Saturday Night Live". A lot of people have been asking me, "Why are you doing this?" And, I gotta tell ya.. I don't know. ThEy first asked me to do this in 1975, when it just started. But I don't like to rush into things, so.. I waited, and here I am.

Some people say, "Ooh, live TV, aren't you scared?" I'll be honest with you - no! Some people say that drama is easy, and comedy is hard. Not true. I've been making comedies the last couple years, and it's nice. When you make a drama, you spend all day beating a guy to death with a hammer, or what have you. Or, you have to take a bite out of somebody's face. On the other hand, with a comedy, you yell at Billy Crystal for an hour, and you go home. Still, I have to admit, I've had a pretty good time this week. But after tonight, I don't know, I might have to rethink it.

Norah Jones is here. So stick around, we'll be right back.


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