Hugh Jackman’s Monologue
Hugh Jackman: Well, thank you! They told me you guys were good, but you’re real good, I’ll tell you! It is a great thrill for me to be here – in New York City, the greatest city in the world, hosting “Saturay Night Live”. I suppose most of you probably know me from a movie called “The X-Men”. [ audience claps ] Five of you, thank you! But, listen, I’ll be making the transition to romantic comedy. I’m in this romantic comedy with Meg Ryan – not that I’m plugging it or anything – but I thought I should come out here and do something romantic.
So, somebody suggested that maybe I should take my shirt off.. [ female audience screams ] ..and gently hold Rachel Dratch. Which was actually Rachel’s idea.[ Rachel Dratch runs up and hugs Hugh ]
Rachel Dratch: I still think it’s a good idea!
Hugh Jackman: No, it is.. it’s a great idea, Rachel.. really, honestly. Rachel Dratch! [ Rachel exits ] And then, somebody suggested I should come out here as Wolverine and torch up a blunt and get a major freak-on.[ Tracy Morgan steps up, excited ]
Tracy Morgan: I’m telling you, it would work! Trust me, Wolverine! Trust me, it’s gonna be hilarious!
Hugh Jackman: It might work, Tracy.. if I knew what the hell you were talking about. [ Tracy exits ] But, listen, it’s Christmas, and I’m in New York.. and I thought to myself, what would I be doing if I was in Australia right now?
Just like her – getting drunk and throwing up! We’ve got some Aussies here tonight – welcome! But seriously, it’s summer there right now, and, every year, what we do is a tradition called Carols by Candlelight. Everyone’s outside, and everyone’s got these candles and we have this huge concert where 100,000 people get there, outside, and it’s amazing and one of the most profound things I’ve ever done in my life. Anyway, it’s Christmas, I’m in New York.. and whether you’re in Australia or New York, this is one of the most amazing times of the year. Especially this year.[ grabs microphone and sings, as Amy Poehler, Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph and Rachel Dratch surround him ]
“Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light.
From now on,
our troubles will be out of sight.
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the Yule-tide gay.
From now on,
our troubles will be miles away.
Here were are as in olden days
happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
gather near to us once more.
Through the years we all will be together
If the Fates allow.
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now.”
We have a huge show for you here tonight. Mick Jagger is here, stick around, we’ll be right back!