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Watch Ramy Youssef's SNL Monologue and Sketches from March 30

Youssef delivered a eight-minute standup monologue that was both funny and stirring ahead of a fresh Please Don't Destroy short and more hilarious sketches. 

By Samantha Vincenty

As we've seen earlier in Season 49 with hosts like Nate Bargatze and Ayo Edibiri, a Saturday Night Live monologue from a seasoned stand-up performer is always a treat—and Host Ramy Youssef's monologue was no exception on March 30. The Poor Things actor and More Feelings comedian delivered an opener that was more than eight minutes long, in a set that addressed his faith, the 2024 presidential election, and the Israel-Hamas war.

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"This is an incredibly spiritual weekend," Youssef said. "We're in the holy month of Ramadan. Tomorrow is Easter. And yesterday, Beyoncé released a new album There's just so many religions celebrating all at once."

The Emmy-nominated Egyptian-American actor's monologue closed with a call for the release of the 134 hostages still believed to be held by Hamas, and a ceasefire in the war that's killed 576 Israeli soldiers and at least 30,000 Palestinian people per NBC News.

The evening got far sillier from there, however, from the first sketch of the night, "Couple Goals," to the faux ad for "Ozempic for Ramadan" and a Please Don't Destroy short featuring Musical Guest Travis Scott.

Watch Ramy Youssef's SNL monologue from March 30, plus all of the night's hilarious sketches below. 

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Ramy Youssef during his monologue on Saturday Night Live Episode 1859

SNL March 30 Cold Open: "Easter Cold Open"

Trump Easter Cold Open

What first appears to be a scene depicting Jesus Christ's Resurrection, with Mary and two other women named Mary grieving at the tomb, turns out to be a commercial for the very real Bible that former president Donald Trump is currently selling to raise funds.

"It can be yours for the high, high price of $60. But I'm not doing this for the money," Trump (James Austin Johnson) tells the camera. "I'm doing this for the glory of God, and for pandering, and mostly for money."

Ramy Youssef monologue

Watch above.

"Couple Goals"

Couple Goals

The latest SNL faux game show is a Newlywed Game-style competition in which a husband (Ramy Youssef) reveals his deep fear of being falsely accused of murdering his wife if she has an accident—to a degree that his wife (Ego Nwodim) officially finds alarming. 

"Please Don't Destroy - We Got Too High (ft. Travis Scott"

Please Don't Destroy - We Got Too High (ft. Travis Scott)

In which absolutely everyone but Travis Scott loses their chill.

"Immigrant Dad Talk Show"

Immigrant Dad Talk Show

Marcello Hernández and Ramy Youssef are adorable as Joaquin Antonio and Hahmed Ahmed Mahmoud, two American immigrant fathers who share the common experience of having "children—the good ones, and the sons as well." This sketch has the added bonus of teasing what Hernández and Youssef might look like in 20-30 years. 

"Ozempic for Ramadan"

Ozempic for Ramadan

The parody commercial imagines an extremely niche market for the appetite-suppressing drug: People fasting during Ramadan.

"Team Captain"

Team Captain

Youssef plays a basketball team captain who's trying to keep his team together after the coach (Kenan Thompson) has horrified them all with a series of now-viral photos and videos they can't forget.

Marcello Hernández and Ramy Youssef during a sketch on Saturday Night Live Episode 1859

"Murder Detective"

Murder Detective

If CSI and Law and Order taught us anything about a crime procedural, it's that there's always a guy making murder scene-related puns. One cop (Andrew Dismukes) badly wants to be that guy. 

"Tiny Desk Concert"

Tiny Desk Concert

A band (Youssef, Chloe Troast and James Austin Johnson) playing an NPR Tiny Desk Concert keeps getting disrupted by an odd intern (Bowen Yang) who just wants them to keep the ruckus down. Are we the only ones who wanted to hear the Youssef-fronted band jam for a sec?