Travis Kelce Makes the Audience Roll With Laughter With His Patrick Mahomes Impersonation on Saturday Night Live Skit
Saturday Night Live always makes sure to deliver a healthy dose of laughter to us and this time the hosting responsibility of the show was handed over to NFL star, Travis Kelce. Making his SNL debut, the Kansas City Chiefs player proved that he is all game even when he is not on the field.
The star player temporarily switching from football to comedy was a pleasant surprise for Kelce's fans as he started the show with a blast. Kelce produced and presented a rib-tickling five-minute-long monologue at the beginning of the recent SNL episode, reports Mirror. The football player is known to be quite entertaining on and off the field as he often puts the broadcasters who interview him on edge.
Kelce's SNL comedic skit was also witnessed by his brother Jason and his family who were present in the audience. He talked about his recent Super Bowl success and made sure to take a dig at the Philadelphia Eagles.
Kelce left his fans howling with laughter as he did an impression of Chief's quarterback, Patrick Mahomes. Most of his fans seemed to agree over the internet that Kelce's comedy debut went fairly well.
Travis Kelce's monologue! pic.twitter.com/ETJfAaELNj— Saturday Night Live - SNL (@nbcsnl) March 5, 2023
"It's great to be here," he said to the crowd who cheered for him. "If you don't know, I just won my second Super Bowl. Which was amazing, but for me, hosting SNL is that much better, baby!" Kelce quickly clarified that he was just joking and he still "feels honored to host SNL." Even though the game between the Chiefs and the Eagles was intense, it's Kelce's impression of Mahomes that went viral.
"Probably the coolest thing about this Super Bowl is that my whole family was there," Kelce added. "I got to play against my brother Jason, who is an Eagle. And my mom was on TV more than both of us. My mom, dad, and brother are all here tonight." He also addressed in the segment that it was "awkward" playing against his brother because after the Chief's Super Bowl victory over Eagles, "they had to take a ride home together."
"Our mom drove us there in a minivan. Just like the good old days. Even though his team lost after being up 10 points at the half, my brother is actually really happy for me," Kelce continued.
Travis Kelce was amazing! The rest of it was unwatchable. Too woke and wasn’t even funny. I miss the old SNL that made us laugh. Kelce is too good for that show.— Jenny Carlson (@JennyCarlsonOK) March 5, 2023
Kelce was not the first NFL star to host SNL since the show was hosted by the recently retired JJ Watt in February 2020, and Fran Tarkenton back in 1977 was the first NFL star to do so. Ever since then, we have seen Tom Brady and, Peyton and Eli Manning on SNL as well. But Kelce's debut on the show divided the internet with their opinions.
Best SNL episode in forever. Writers killed it and Travis can give every skit a 100%. Good job everyone.— goth damn (@gothdamndude) March 5, 2023
Travis is a natural. Always represents KC well.— Colorado State of Mind (@Retirementforme) March 5, 2023
As if you couldn’t like Travis Kelce more, he absolute crushes Saturday Night Live 🤣 pic.twitter.com/IXV0yb5E7P— Jared Block (@jaredrblock) March 5, 2023
What a great show! Travis Kelce absolutely killed it on Saturday Night Live! https://t.co/t3GIMvSL1G— Judy Rybak (@JudyRybak) March 5, 2023
Some tweets called out SNL for being "too woke" and that only Kelce's segment was "watchable." His loyal fans showered all the love and support he deserved for the comedy debut. Besides debuting on SNL and being victorious on the field, Kelce and his brother also run a successful podcast called New Heights where they maintain their camaraderie despite being rivals on the field. It’s likely that Kelce will return to the TV screen to explore his comedic side further in the future and we can't wait for it.