Regina King[Starts with SNL monologue intro] [Cut to SNL stage] [Band is playing music]
Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, Regina King.[Regina King walks in and to the stage] [cheers and applause]
Regina King: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you very much. Wow. Happy Valentine’s day everybody. I can’t believe I am actually here hosting Saturday Night Live. I remember watching Eddy Murphy on this show when I was a little kid and thinking, “Wow, some day I’m going to be on that stage.” Then he left and I was like, “Umm, I’m good.” I’m kidding. It’s such an honor to be here.
I had a pretty wild career. If you’re black, you probably know me from being in some of your favorite movies and if you’re white, you probably know me from “Watchmen” or this monologue right now. And I’m not complaining. I kind of like it that way. Whenever black fame gets too crazy for me, I just go to the nearest white town and I’m a regular old suspecious shopper again.
Okay, I’m trying to play it cool right now but I’m actually nervous. I asked Lorn what to do if I get scared while I’m out here and he said, “Don’t panic. When in doubt, play the race card.” Then he did a little shoulder shimmy and moon-walked out of my dressing room. He’s an interesting guy.[Kenan Thompson walks in]
Kenan: Hey, Regina. Welcome.
Regina King: Hey, Kenan. What are you doing out here?
Kenan: I just wanted to tell you again how excited we are to have you hosting.
Regina King: Aw, so sweet. Are you dressed like that fora sketch?
Kenan: I dress like a who or what now?
Regina King: Oh. Never mind. But I’m glad you’re here because I’m actually kind of nervous.
Kenan: Look, trust me. You got nothing to worry about. And this show has been on the air for like, I don’t know, 20 years? It’s a well-oiled machine, just like the ‘Hindenburg’.
Regina King: Okay. Well, could you stay up here with me while I finish my monologue for support?
Kenan: Oh, say less, girl. I got you. I’m right here.
Regina King: Thank you. I feel better already. Alright, let me start again. It’s great to be in New York city.
Kenan: [pulls out a mic] Yeah, yeah. Regina King is in the house, New York city, make some noise?[cheers and applause]
Hey, my dude. Hey, my dude right here. You ain’t making enough noise. She won an Oscar, dog!
Regina King: Hey, Kenan, what are you doing?
Kenan: I’m sorry. You know, I’m just keeping it high for you. Continue.
Regina King: Alright, anyway, okay. It’s been a crazy year. I directed a movie called “One Night in Miami”.
Kenan: You better recognize. She got nominated for Golden Gli-sove, baby!
Regina King: Thank you. It’s about a historic night which Luke, Rick Ross, Trick Daddy and Pit Boy dinnered at a waffle house together.
Kenan: [yelling] Did y’all hear that? My girl is up here killing it. Y’all better make some noise for that. [cheers and applause] Hey, my dude! You still ain’t clapping loud enough, mite.
Regina King: Kenan! Kenan!
Kenan: Is that too much?
Regina King: Yeah. Way too much. I’m a trained actor and I don’t need all that. Plus, you’re scaring this guy.
Kenan: That’s my bad. It’s your world, queen. But you better give it up or you’re going to get this kung-fu.
Regina King: Wait, wait. Slow down, turbo. I got this. Now I need all my ladies to say “Ah”.
Regina King: And all my fellows to say “Ho”.
Regina King: We got a great show for you tonight. Nathaniel Rateliff is here. Stick around, we’ll be right back.