Russell Brand Brings Brit Wit To SNL

by | February 13, 2011 at 2:57 PM | Saturday Night Live

Russell Brand on Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Russell Brand on Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Russell Brand hosted “Saturday Night Live” last night with musical guest Chris Brown. With nary a Katy Perry appearance (she is in Los Angeles preparing for tonight’s Grammys), the Englishman held is own in an episode heavy with British-influenced sketches.

The best of the bunch was a mock movie trailer for “Don’ You Go Rounin’ Roun To Re Ro,’” a film notable for its indecipherable English accents (keep your eyes peeled for a bizarrely dreadlocked Brand):

Brand boasted of his patriotism in the opening monologue, where he also took time to self-mockingly explain to naysayers that he truly is a star — overseas:

In a bit taken directly from the Monty Python catalog of men-as-women-with-high-pitched-voices, Brand, Bill Hader, and Andy Samberg sipped on “A Spot of Tea”:

Although it would have been spectacular to see an outrageously outfitted Brand join Weekend Update city correspondent Stefon, Bill Hader delivered memorable Valentine’s Day tips while losing himself in a giggle fit:

Finally, the best performance of the night belonged to Taran Killam, whose spot-on Eminem impression won cheers from the audience: