He said British racism is “so bad white people left. They wanted to be free — free to create their own kind of racism. That’s why they invented Australia, South Africa — and Boston.”
Kaluuya, who was born in London to Ugandan parents, has already won a Golden Globe for his role as American Black Panther Fred Hampton in “Judas.” He offered a heartfelt thanks to “SNL” cast member Kenan Thompson, whose TV sitcom “Kenan & Kel” helped inspire Kaluuya’s career.
“When I was 9 years old I wrote a play that got performed at Hampshire Theatre with real actors and everything. This is a true story,” he said. “That play was based on ‘Kenan & Kel.’ And that play led me down a path that got me to this stage tonight with Kenan backstage right now. So I just want to take this moment, in front of Kenan and the whole world, to say: Thank you, Mom. Thank you, God. And thank you, Kel.”
In a later sketch, Kaluuya played a game show host desperately trying to convince African Americans to get a COVID-19 vaccination.
Check out Kaluuya’s monologue up top, and the vaccination game show here: