Travis Kelce’s ‘SNL’ Monologue Recap: Awkward Reality TV Days
The monologue also featured a surprise cameo from his brother, Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce.
Patrick Mahomes may have gone to Disney World after winning Super Bowl LVII, but teammate Travis Kelce went straight to Studio 8H.
The Kansas City Chiefs tight end made his “Saturday Night Live” hosting debut last night as part of the team’s post-Super Bowl media victory lap. Longtime “SNL” fans know that a professional athlete hosting the show is often a risky proposition — while several athletes have wowed audiences with their comedic chops, many more have been among the show’s worst hosts ever. Kelce had her work cut out for her, so she kept things simple when she took the stage for her opening monologue. The routine didn’t miss the player’s bragging rights with the Chiefs’ victory, which marked their second title in four years.
“If you haven’t heard, I just won my second Super Bowl,” Kelce said to open the show. “And hosting SNL is so much better…I’m lying to you, the Super Bowl was better.”
When Kelce revealed that his parents and brother — Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce, who lost in the Super Bowl — were in the audience, he reflected on being the first NFL player to beat his own brother in the Super Bowl.
“People keep asking me how it felt to beat my brother in the Super Bowl,” he said. “And it was quite embarrassing. Especially because we had to ride home together after the game. Our mother took us in a minibus.”
Of course, Travis couldn’t resist the opportunity for some good ribbing.
“Even though his team lost after a 10-point halftime lead, my brother is really happy for me,” he said before the cameras cut to Jason Kelce.
But the monologue wasn’t just sports talk. Kelce also played a music video at the 2016 E! “Catching Kelce” is a riff on the reality show “The Bachelor” in which women compete for a tight heart. Based on his comments, it doesn’t seem like Kelce is particularly proud of the quickly canceled date.
“It was like ‘The Bachelor,’ except I was handing out footballs instead of roses. And instead of watching it, people didn’t,” he said. “The show is owned by NBC Universal, so it has to be on Peacock. But Peacock said “we’re fine”.
Watch Kelce’s “Saturday Night Live” monologue below.
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