Brendan Gleeson produced an excellent and unique SNL opening monologue last night, filled with music, Irish humour, and a Colin Farrell cameo.
Fans were already hyped for the appearance of Brendan Gleeson on the iconic US sketch show, after his hilarious 'skater' promo video was well received on social media.
Many were unaware of Gleeson's musical talent before last night, but it was on full display as he played his mandolin beautifully while delivering a an array of well-timed jokes.
"You know my family had varying degrees of musicality," cracked Gleeson. "My lovely aunty Nell, for example, she was famous because her high-note could shatter glass. All the kids were terrified she'd burst into song at any moment. Especially the kids with glasses."
Gleeson continued with various other quips, before Colin Farrell came out to rapturous applause from the audience. The pair continued to 'take the mick' out of Farrell, before they both sang with the house band.
Brendan Gleeson And Collin Farrell Kill It On SNL
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Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell are currently promoting their new film The Banshees of Inisherin, directed by Martin McDonagh.
The duo had previously teamed up for In Bruges back in 2008, also directed by McDonagh.
Their new movie is due to be released in Irish cinemas on October 21, and has already garnered favourable praise after its appearances in various film festivals.
“The thing about Brendan [Gleeson] — as an artist, but more importantly as a man — is he’s able to protect and to share his opinions and his thoughts," said Colin Farrell in a recent interview.
"But you never feel like he’s pushing a personal agenda. Right? You always feel like he’s being open. Any provocation that comes from him is borne of an openness to being changed. ‘This is my foundation. Come in and shake it.’ That is just so fertile.”