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Oscar Isaac charms the SNL audience while poking fun at the pandemic and his name during opener


Oscar Isaac hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend with Charli XCX as the musical guest.

For his opening monologue the Dune actor, 42, took the stage in grey slacks and a dark blazer with his glossy hair neatly slicked back.

He was clean shaven as he joked about the pandemic, his name, and his ethnicity being considered ‘ambiguous’ in Hollywood.

New episode! Oscar Isaac hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend with Charli XCX as the musical guest

‘My name is Oscar Isaac, but my full name is Oscar Isaac Hernandez Estrada,’ he began.

‘I said to Hollywood – I said to them, “You can pick two of these names.” Guess what they went with. The white ones,’ he wisecracked.

Continuing, he said: ‘I’m half Guatemalan, half Cuban. Or as casting directors call that, “Ethnically ambiguous.”’

Also included in his monologue were childhood home videos of the entertainer showing off his early interest in acting.   

Pristine: For his opening monologue the Dune actor, 42, took the stage in grey slacks and a dark blazer with his glossy hair neatly slicked back

Pristine: For his opening monologue the Dune actor, 42, took the stage in grey slacks and a dark blazer with his glossy hair neatly slicked back

Started young: Also included in his monologue were childhood home videos of the entertainer showing off his early interest in acting

Started young: Also included in his monologue were childhood home videos of the entertainer showing off his early interest in acting

Tying it all together he said, ‘Now, you might be asking, Oscar, why did you use your monologue to show us these old home videos? 

‘And the reason is it’s important to encourage kids to be weirdos. Because every once in a while one of those weirdos grows up to host SNL,’ he closed out to a raucous applause.

The first-time host didn’t miss a beat as he kept the audience laughing before getting into his first sketches.

In character: In his first skit of the night, the Scenes From a Marriage star played Herb Tangier, city councilman and a concerned father aiming to push the mayor - played by Ego Nwodim - out of office

In character: In his first skit of the night, the Scenes From a Marriage star played Herb Tangier, city councilman and a concerned father aiming to push the mayor – played by Ego Nwodim – out of office

Funny squad: The 'voting ad campaign' saw other members of the SNL ensemble join in as a group of citizens aiming to push the mayor - played by Ego Nwodim - out of office

Funny squad: The ‘voting ad campaign’ saw other members of the SNL ensemble join in as a group of citizens aiming to push the mayor – played by Ego Nwodim – out of office

In his first skit of the night, ‘Paw Patrol,’ the Scenes From a Marriage star played Herb Tangier, city councilman and a concerned father calling for the removal of the paw patrol.  

Wearing a purple suit Oscar said, ‘Mayor Goodway has put all our lives at risk with her paw patrol initiative and I say it’s time to vote her out. 

‘This mayor fired all of our city’s police officers, firefighters, and paramedics, and replaced them with a group of six talking dogs. 

I think that was a bad idea. And I’m not alone. Listen to these concerned citizens.’

The ‘voting ad campaign’ saw other members of the SNL ensemble join in as a group of citizens aiming to push the mayor – played by Ego Nwodim – out of office. 

HR Sketch: The laughs continued with a hilarious HR skit that saw Oscar and Cecily Strong lead a seminar about inappropriate workplace behavior

HR Sketch: The laughs continued with a hilarious HR skit that saw Oscar and Cecily Strong lead a seminar about inappropriate workplace behavior

Funny team: The two made for a strong comedic duo as they instructed a group of employees about dos and don'ts in their work setting

Funny team: The two made for a strong comedic duo as they instructed a group of employees about dos and don’ts in their work setting

The laughs continued with a hilarious HR skit that saw Oscar and Cecily Strong lead a seminar about inappropriate workplace behavior.

The two made for a strong comedic duo as they instructed a group of employees about dos and don’ts in their work setting.

The twosome stunned the workers as they tossed out scenarios with advice that was anything but appropriate.

In the end it turned out to be a hoax as Oscar’s character admitted. ‘We’re from a group called “It could be worse.” And we show employees that no matter how bad your workplace environment might be, it could be worse.’

Musical guest: Charli XCX brought down the house with a riveting performance of her song Beg for You

Musical guest: Charli XCX brought down the house with a riveting performance of her song Beg for You

Charli XCX brought down the house with a riveting performance of her song Beg for You.

The pop star stunned in a showstopping white outfit made of a blazer-like crop top with long bell sleeves and lacy boy short underwear.

She teamed the bold look with thigh-high lace-up white boots. 

Adding to the dramatic ensemble, she flaunted excessively long manicured stiletto nails. 

Flashy: The pop star stunned in a showstopping white outfit made of a blazer-like crop top with long bell sleeves and lacy boy short underwear

Flashy: The pop star stunned in a showstopping white outfit made of a blazer-like crop top with long bell sleeves and lacy boy short underwear

Very entertaining: The next bit featured Aidy Bryant in a five-minute dream that the comedian had concocted and roped Isaac into

Very entertaining: The next bit featured Aidy Bryant in a five-minute dream that the comedian had concocted and roped Isaac into

The next bit featured Aidy Bryant in a five-minute dream that the comedian had concocted and roped Isaac into.

The Shrill star modeled a gaudy, glittery pink dress and a blonde wig as she portrayed a ‘sensual’ and ‘sexual’ woman.

In a confessional sequence the actress spoke to the camera saying, ‘So, yeah, I lied to Oscar Isaac. I told him I have a recurring character on the show called “The Sexual Woman.” Is that a crime?’

Isaac’s character gushed and fawned over Aidy as he said, ‘I need you to know I see you sexually. I don’t see you as someone who would, like, run a school. I mean you are the most under 35 person I’ve ever met.’

Second round: Charli XCX took the stage for a second time, changing her look to a black leather outfit with fringe

Second round: Charli XCX took the stage for a second time, changing her look to a black leather outfit with fringe

Charli XCX took the stage for a second time, changing her look to a black leather outfit with fringe.

The singer-songwriter performed her song Baby with two backup dancers as she sang and simultaneously carried out choreography.

The vixen wore her silky raven locks perched in a high ponytail that fountained down past her shoulders in a loose wave.

Laughable: Oscar joined forces with Kenan Thompson for a home repair show scene that interviewed people whose DIYs went wrong

Laughable: Oscar joined forces with Kenan Thompson for a home repair show scene that interviewed people whose DIYs went wrong

Oscar joined forces with Kenan Thompson for a home repair show scene that interviewed people whose DIYs went wrong.

Among the guests was a guy who punctured his septic tank, played by Kyle Mooney, and another character who was electrocuted, played by Oscar.

Making his appearance he showed up with frizzed out hair, singed clothing, and his face covered in char.

Yikes: Making his appearance as a guy who was electrocuted Oscar showed up with frizzed out hair, singed clothing, and his face covered in char

Yikes: Making his appearance as a guy who was electrocuted Oscar showed up with frizzed out hair, singed clothing, and his face covered in char

His character’s name was Felix Cruz and he spoke with an accent.

Kenan introduced him as he said, ‘Our next guest thought that he should “do his own electrical.” Please welcome Felix Cruz.’

When the host asked how he ended up in his situation, Isaac brought in laughs as he explained, ‘Well, I kept telling my wife “It’s just wires. Babe, it’s just wires. Honey, nothing’s gonna happen. It’s wires!”‘

Felix said he intended to install his own circuit breaker, to which the host replied, ‘Oh, god.’ 

‘No, there is no god,’ Cruz quipped back. The scene wrapped with Ego joining to call out her husband on his fraudulent home improvement skills. 

Too funny: The scene wrapped with Ego joining to call out her husband on his fraudulent home improvement skills

Too funny: The scene wrapped with Ego joining to call out her husband on his fraudulent home improvement skills

Fiction workshop: Another notable sketch featured Oscar as a janitor who happened upon a fiction writing workshop

Fiction workshop: Another notable sketch featured Oscar as a janitor who happened upon a fiction writing workshop

Another notable sketch featured Oscar as a janitor named Michael who happened upon a fiction writing workshop during his shift.

Aidy was the course instructor and invited him to join the group to read a piece he’d written.

Michael was coy at first, but quickly dived into a lengthy fantasy essay that included Dua Lipa as a siren.

He called his essay ‘The Apogee of Midnight’ and shocked the group with the frisky nature of the content.

Creepy janitor: Michael was coy at first, but quickly dived into a lengthy fantasy essay that included Dua Lipa as a siren

Creepy janitor: Michael was coy at first, but quickly dived into a lengthy fantasy essay that included Dua Lipa as a siren



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