Nick Jonas Makes Hilarious SNL Hosting Debut With his Brother Kevin


| LAST UPDATE 02/28/2021

By Molly Houghton
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Nick Jonas joined the cast of Saturday Night Live for a night full of comedy as he hosted the show for the first time. The singer was joined by his brother, Kevin, who got in on the fun during Nick's opening monologue.

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Nick Jonas is no stranger to the going ons at Saturday Night Live's Studio 8H. The musician and his brothers were the musical guests for the comedy show in 2009 and 2019, and Nick performed by himself in 2016. But last night marked the 28-year-old's first time doubling as host and performer, joining Halsey, Chance the Rapper, Harry Styles, and other talented celebs who have gotten the honor.

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"It has been a year to the day since I last performed live, so I thought I'd ease into it by doing double duty as host and musical guest," Jonas joked during his opening monologue. "I grew up not far from here, over in New Jersey. Thank you for wooing and not cursing... But I love Jersey. It's where me and my brothers grew up. And my brother Kevin is actually in the audience tonight."

That's when the eldest Jonas brother got his funny time in the spotlight. "I'm honestly so excited to be here and support you," Kevin said. "And also, I got to ask: Are we good? Because I see you're doing a lot of solo stuff. Are we still a band?" Nick replied, "Of course," to which Kevin hilariously responded, "Are you sure? Because I just bought a house."

"Kevin, the band is still together," the host reassured him, teasing at the fact that Nick broke up the band back in 2013. For his monologue's grand finale, Jonas sang a remix of Les Miserable's Drink with Me. The singer previously performed the track when he played Marius in the musical's 2010 production. Kenan Thompson, Kate McKinnon, Beck Bennett, and Cecily Strong joined Nick on stage before the rest of the hilarious night ensued.

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Jonas is the latest talent to make his hosting debut this season, following in the steps of John Krasinski, Dan Levy, Regina King, and Reje-Jean Page. Page left Nick a good luck note in his dressing room, continuing the first-timer's tradition started when Levy left one for King and King for the Bridgerton actor. Next week, an SNL alum will return to Rockefeller Plaza, so buckle in for what's sure to be a hilarious night with the iconic Maya Rudolph.