Thanks guys! Go behind the scenes with host Simu Liu & musical guest Lukas Graham

Viewers to US comedy show Saturday Night Live have got a new host and musical guest to celebrate – Global Ambassador of The Boys & Girls Clubs of America Simu Liu. © NBC Universal…

Thanks guys! Go behind the scenes with host Simu Liu & musical guest Lukas Graham

Viewers to US comedy show Saturday Night Live have got a new host and musical guest to celebrate – Global Ambassador of The Boys & Girls Clubs of America Simu Liu.

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We get to enjoy his brilliant episode with musical guest Lukas Graham after you’ve watched our favourite moments from last night.

1. Confrontation with teens

The kids in Huang’s class aren’t necessarily positive, but they sure are adorable. Simu wants to know why they’re staying inside, and eventually, one throws a fake gun at him. Back at the class, the kid who started it all is a bit annoyed. “How long is it going to take?” he asks. Simu explains it’s legal to bring guns into schools because of a proposed Gun-Free Schools Act that may soon be passed. “I thought the children were more intelligent than this,” he adds.

2. Dramatic fall

Searing the safety scissors and serving everyone with doughnuts, Simu has really put his finger on the pulse of America. But his culinary skills are put to the test when a teacher suddenly drops out. Downturn! No idea if she’s alive or dead, but Simu is going to need to rely on his skills as host and decorator. At the end of the show, he makes a dramatic move to go over the side. But his plan fails, and he walks into a squibber.

3. Feel the beat

And by feel the beat, we mean Simu Liu’s favourite expression. With Lukas Graham on stage, he and the cast do a really fun dance.

4. Herbal Dishes

During his interview, Lukas Graham asks Simu what he can make for him. The amazing chef hands him a three course meal for his request. “You have to have that. That sounds like an interesting ingredient for your party and a nice job by your food stylist,” he adds.

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After we see the elaborate dessert, everyone demands to take a bite of it. But before you get there, the amazing chef is whisked away to the restaurant for his next move.

5. Behind the scenes

We know you can’t show everything, but you can keep the funny! Once the guys have finished with their main meal, they discuss whether it’s okay to squeeze wet noodles in the blender. You know, just in case.

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“Give me a minute,” Lukas Graham insists, as he freaks out at the idea of Simu doing the most dangerous thing he could possibly do. The happy-go-lucky host eventually gives in, and slips on a bowl of green velvet sauce for a moment as he gets a good giggle out of it.

Bonus: Get to know the celebrated chef!

“Maybe you should think of your party like this… Kids are right here. Food is in here. They’re working on school projects and then [they] make you a cupcake. It’s like they’re all working for you. If you just hang around for half an hour and watch them have a blast, that’s exactly how it should be. But no! I have to create our own schedule.”

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This hilarious interview is on the full edition of Saturday Night Live with host Simu Liu and musical guest Lukas Graham, which airs on 22 September on ITV3.

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