Game of Thrones star Kit Harington isn’t exactly known for his comedic chops — Jon Snow is a pretty serious guy, and you would be too if you were constantly battling ice zombies and having sex your aunt — but the actor held his own during his debut turn as Saturday Night Live host this weekend. The actor set up a few funny cameos during his opening monologue, including his on-screen aunt/lover Emilia Clarke and his real life wife (and former co-star) Rose Leslie.
But one sketch really gave Harington the chance to show off his, ahem, talent, among other things. In “Bachelorette Party,” a group of women eagerly anticipate the arrival of a stripper, who turns out to be the bride’s fiance, Brian. But Brian isn’t there to show off his Magic Mike XXL moves, he wants to crank up the gramophone and, like Cher and Christina Aguilera before him, pay homage to the art of burlesque — “the art of slowly wearing less,” as he explains.
“I hope you’re ready for the 40s,” says Harington after stripping off his trench coat and revealing lingerie that wouldn’t look out of place in a Westworld saloon, “because you’re about to see some bespoke ass.”
When his future bride asks if he’s wearing heels, Harington responds that they’re “just little ones, for posture.” Using his teeth, Harington strips off his gloves, encouraging the ladies to edge — too late, babe! Harington’s Brian reveals that his stage name is Eva Braun — yes, Hitler’s wife — and that he’s tucked under his outfit. Oh girl, she done already done had herses.
With a little help from his burlesque coach/prostitute/ghost, Mary (played by Kate McKinnon) Harington makes it through his number to the grand finale, showing off his pasties after accidentally popping his tuck. Girl, we’ve all been there!