Halsey Monologue | Season 44 Episode 12



[Starts with SNL monologue intro]

Narrator: Ladies and gentlemen, Halsey.

[The band is playing music] [Halsey gets in the door and walks to the stage] [The music stops] [Cheers and applause]

Halsey: Thank you very much, guys. Thank you. It is so wild to be hosting SNL for the first time. Love you, too. [Laughter] My name is Halsey which fun fact is actually short for Halsey and Oatesy. So if you’re like, “Oh, Halsey, where do I know her from?” Basically, whenever you scream at your angsty daughter to turn down that music. I am that music. I grew up not too far from New York in New Jersey. [Cheers and applause] I was looking for a bigger response for New Jersey there. [Cheers and applause] If I don’t seem like I’m from New Jersey, I want you to know my real name is Ashley Nicolette. I bet everybody watching back home is on the couch like, “Ashley is on the TV. You remember Ashley.” “The singer? Nice girl, not for my son, but good for her.” [Laughter] And I primarily am a singer. But tonight I’m also the host. [Cheers and applause] Which is absolutely mind blowing because when I was a kid I was obsessed with SNL. I watched it every week and I always specially admired the women on this show. They never cared what they looked like, what they sounded like or what anybody thought of them. They were just funny. [Cheers and applause] And now, here I am, Ashley Nicolette, the singer hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’! [Cheers and applause]  We have a great show tonight. I can’t stop smiling. I’m here. 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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