Reason 117: He’s hosted 2 SNL’s shows.
Oct 28, 2006 SNL Season 32 Episode 4. / Dec 13, 1008 SNL Season 34 Episode 11.
-Hugh Laurie: Thank you, thank you. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls - I am very excited to be here hosting this great show in this great city, in this great and venerable building! Very, very, very excited, uh - I would be more excited if I weren’t also slightly medicated. But, even so - you see, it’s a huge honor — and I thank you. Now, introductions. As the nice man said, my name is Hugh Laurie. Of course, I would genuinely love to know all your names, uhh - it’s not really a profitable use of our time is it? So, instead, if you don’t mind, I’m just going to call you, collectively, Sweet Cheeks. If that’s alright. - Extract of Hugh’s monologue: Season 32: Episode 4
-Hugh Laurie: … You know, but let’s put all of that behind us, because… this is a time for giving. And, in the spirit of giving, I asked if I could give, tonight, each member of the audience… a present. A little bit like Oprah. Not too much. Uhh — and they said NO! They just said NO! I said, “Uhhh, not even a tiny, cheap one?” And they said NO! And I said, “Well, then what about one nice one? To just one member of the audience?” They said NO! I said, “What —?” And they said, “SHUT UP!” And they said, “You can give ONE tiny, cheap one… to one member of the audience.”[ the audience cheers as a stagehand brings a huge gift-wrapped bag to Laurie ] So, on behalf of “Saturday Night Live”, I would like to give… [ reaches into bag, pulls out tiny object ] this chapstick… to uh… [ looks among the audience ] to… you, Madam. [ he hands the chapstick to a woman in the audience ] So… it’s hardly used… A very Merry Christmas to you.
Woman: Thank you!
Hugh Laurie: Could you give me the bow back, please? [ he pulls the bow off the chapstick and deposits it back into the gift bag ]-
Extract of Hugh’s monologue: Season 34: Episode 11
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