Michael B. Jordan ‘SNL’ monologue summary

Saturday Night Live kicked off 2023 with a bang when Aubrey Plaza made her debut as a presenter on Jan. 23, and the show kept the heat going with another healthy dose of star power this week. Michael B. Jordan made his way to Studio 8H to host this week’s episode, marking the first time the Creed III director and star has hosted the long-running sketch show.

Jordan’s monologue kept things short and sweet, with the actor reflecting on the 20 years in show business that got him to this point. The actor said working at 30 Rockefeller Center reminded him of his days as a teenage soap opera star.

“Yesterday I had a full circle moment. We pre-shot some videos for the show and when I walked into the studio I realized that this was the very place where I filmed one of my first acting roles on the soap opera All My Children. I was 16 years old,” Jordan said. He then played a charming Cringey clip of him on the show pretending to howl at the moon while flirting with a girl. The video prompted Jordan to quip that he was ” hitting the middle of puberty.”

The conversation inevitably turned to Jordan’s recent public split from Lori Harvey and the viral image of him looking sad at an NBA game. Jordan explained that a photographer simply caught him in an unflattering moment and that he wasn’t nearly as sad as memes portray him. Still, he expressed relief that a Google search for “sad Michael Jordan” would primarily lead to memes of the basketball legend with whom he shares a name.

When Jordan revealed he’s single again, all of the show’s female cast members tried to get their shots with the 2020 Sexiest Man Alive. Chloe Fineman, Heidi Gardner, Ego Nwodim (who wore a wedding dress for the occasion) and Punkie Johnson all showed off hilariously flirting with Jordan. The actor was particularly surprised when Johnson snapped at him and asked, “Punkie, aren’t you gay?”

“That’s me, but you’re Michael B. Jordan,” Johnson said. “Even vegans have cheat days.”

Watch Jordan’s Saturday Night Live monologue below.

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