This week, Benedict Cumberbatch took over as host of Saturday Night Live. Cumberbatch returned to host the show for the second time, cracking jokes about losing at the Oscars to Will Smith and sending out some amusing Mother’s Day messages to his mother and wife Sophie Hunter. Cumberbatch made a brilliant joke about Will Smith’s Oscars incident, in which the actor punched presenter Chris Rock on stage, during his opening monologue. The actor, who enjoys smart wordplay, added, “I didn’t win the Oscar…I was beat by Will Smith.” Cumberbatch soon added, “After the audience began to cheer for the phrase, “Oh. Not like that. Not physically.”
He also joked about Will Smith’s feud with Chris Rock at the Oscars in 2022, saying that people remember him better as Doctor Strange. During his monologue on Saturday Night Live’s Mother’s Day special programme, Benedict Cumberbatch left no stone unturned in making the crowd laugh out loud. He began his performance by declaring, I am thrilled to be back hosting Saturday Night Live. It’s been a really fun, great week. I’ve got to be honest though, because most of the sketch writers this week, pitched me sketches every day, and most were about Doctor Strange.” The actor further expressed his love for his superhero character and said, “I love the guy. I love playing the character. The film’s doing really well.” However, he added, “But I have been in other films.”
Benedict Cumberbatch also expressed his gratitude for hosting the Mother’s Day special episode of Saturday Night Live and offered greetings to his mother, Wanda Ventham. He disclosed his mother’s reaction to an offer to appear on Saturday Night Live, saying, “She’s actually on holiday in Greece at the moment and SNL offered to fly her here first-class, and she said, ‘No, I’m on a beach in Greece. Are you insane?’” The actor also shared some amusing childhood memories and wished his wife, Sophie Hunter, a Happy Mother’s Day.