Robert De Niro’s Monologue


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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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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King has directed fourteen seasons of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him ten Emmys and fourteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for fifteen DGA Awards and won in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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1 year ago

I wonder what happened the night of the show where he had to rethink enjoying his time on the show!!

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