Michael Keaton made it big in the 1980s with lead roles in films like Beetlejuice and Batman, but the next two decades saw his career take a downward slump. But thanks to his lead turn in 2014 in the Academy Award-winning best picture Birdman, the 63-year-old actor has been riding high on the comeback wave.
Last night saw Keaton return as host of Saturday Night Live for the first time since 1992. You would think the actor’s major comeback would be the subject of his opening monologue, but instead it was hijacked by SNL cast members Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan, who desperately wanted him to play Batman and Beetlejuice with them.
Check out Keaton’s full monologue here below, along with some other skits from the episode.
Honestly, it’s a silly bit with a catchy tune, but the best parts were the clips of Killam and Moynihan reenacting roles from Keaton’s movies and somehow getting him inserted into them — that right there makes this worth watching. When I heard Keaton was hosting SNL again, I was like, please let Mr. Mom get in there somehow (I love that movie!), and thankfully, it did!!!
Safe to say we were really excited when we heard Michael Keaton would be tonight's host.
Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan interrupt Michael Keaton’s monologue to try and convince him to play Batman and Beetlejuice with them.
Brooke Baldwin (Cecily Strong) breaks down the Germanwings plane crash, the Iran nuclear weapons deal and Indiana’s religious freedom law with animated graphics, puppet stand-ins and a performance art group (Michael Keaton, Kenan Thompson, Aidy Bryant).
A popular student (Mike O’Brien) bets that whomever he brings to prom as his date will be named prom queen, even a teacher (Michael Keaton).
If you’re feeling lonely and need someone to talk to this Easter, pick up the phone and callâ€¦ your grandparents.
The CEO of an ad agency (Michael Keaton) joins his staff’s (Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Leslie Jones, Beck Bennett) brainstorming session and changes all of their ideas for the worse.
Neurotology Music Video
Followers of Neurotology star in a music video that sings the religion’s praises in this Scientology parody.
An inventor (Michael Keaton) and his wife (Cecily Strong) frighten their neighbors (Kate McKinnon, Kyle Mooney, Vanessa Bayer, Beck Bennett) when they start showing off their invasive “smart” products.
Michael Keaton shares what’s inside his Easter basket, including a plush bunny, a DVD of the movie Friday and Jordan almonds.
The full episode will be available on nbc.com/snl and the NBC App later today.