Watch ‘This Is Us’ Star Sterling K. Brown’s Emotional ‘SNL’ Opening Monologue
Sterling K. Brown caps off his domineering 2018 with his first-ever appearance as the host of Saturday Night Live and it was so emotional like Carl Thomas.
There isn’t anyone in the country who follows television, movies or just pop culture who doesn’t know the name Sterling K. Brown. The veteran actor had a breakthrough year in 2017 and 2018 looks like it’ll only continue for the This Is Us star. After starring in one of the biggest superhero movies of all time in Black Panther, the 41-year-old also made history by becoming the first black man to win the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Drama as well as a SAG trophy for Best Actor.
Brown brought his winning energy to Studio 8H as he made his first ever appearance on Saturday Night Live as the show’s host. As is customary for those hosting, Sterling’s opening monologue allowed the performer to speak about his emotions and how this experience of hosting was “surreal”. “Now most of you probably know me from ‘This Is Us,’ which is the saddest thing you can watch on TV other than the news,” Brown said. Then, in a cracked voice, he began talking about how performing on the iconic sketch comedy show was the “icing on the cake.”
“It’s ‘SNL,’ you know. I mean, how lucky am I to be here, and on top of everything I’ve gotten to do in the last few years, it’s just like the icing on the cake,” said Brown, choking up. Then, he offers himself a quick pep talk: “Get it together, Sterling Kathleen.” Eventually, Leslie Jones comes out in a beat to step in on all the emotion being displayed, saying, “Sterling, you gotta stop crying,” she tells him. “You are ruining you for me.”
Watch the emotional opening monologue from Sterling K. Brown below: