Christoph Waltz plays 'Djesus Uncrossed' on 'SNL,' Alabama Shakes perform (Video)
Christoph Waltz brought the funny on the February 17 episode of "Saturday Night Live."
The 56-year-old star, who is nominated for an Oscar for his role as Dr. Schultz in "Django Unchained," appeared on the sketch comedy show and assured fans that he does in fact have a comedic side.
After opening the show with a song that paid homage to his native home of Austria, the actor went on to parody the pope in a retirement ad for the ficticious Papal Securities company.
"Here at Papal Securities we give popes the kind of financial advice they need to survive on a fixed income," cast member Jason Sudeikis said.The fake commercial went on to show Waltz taking on Pope Benedict XVI as he played the guitar, rode a bike and served dinner to friends in a "bless this mess" apron.
The "Water for Elephants" actor went on to poke some fun at his Oscar nominated film, "Django Unchained."
The esteemed actor took on the role of Jesus in the trailer for the ficiticious film, "Djesus Uncrossed," which serves as a "historical revenge fantasy." The trailer merged his two famous films "Inglorious Basterds" and "Django Unchained," and also showcased Keenan Thompson as Ving Rhames and Taran Killam as Brad Pitt.
Alabama Shakes appeared as the musical guest on the February 16 episode, offering powerful performances of their hit songs "Always Alright" and "Hold On."
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Also, check out videos of he and Alabama Shakes' performances.