If the circumstances were reversed and the Eagles won the Super Bowl, Jason Kelce might have ended up hosting Saturday Night Live.
As it happened, Kansas City overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to beat the Birds in the final seconds of Super Bowl LVII, and it was Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce who got the nod for Saturday night’s show.
During Travis’ opening monologue, the camera panned to show both Jason and their parents, Ed and Donna, with mom, Travis joked, on TV “more than both of us.” Travis said beating his older brother in the Super Bowl was “pretty awkward,” but that didn’t stop him from cracking some jokes at the Eagles center’s expense.
“Even though his team lost after being up 10 points at the half, my brother is really happy for me,” Travis said as the camera panned to show Jason offering his best mean mug.
“And he agrees the ref made the right call, it was a hold,” Travis added, a jab about a late Super Bowl penalty called against cornerback James Bradberry that still has members from both teams who speaking weeks later.
Jason also snuck into the show a bit later, appearing as the boyfriend in an otherwise forgettable skit involving Travis playing an engaged man who runs into his ex-girlfriend at a bar.
“Does this guy care about you?” Jason said pointing at Travis’ character. “Do you need me to hit him because I sure could.”
Travis is the 12th NFL player or coach to host Saturday Night Live, a list that includes Joe Montana, John Madden and Tom Brady. Like Peyton Manning, Travis looked comfortable in most of his sketches, which shouldn’t come as too much of a shock. Besides playing himself in the short-lived Showtime comedy Moonbase 8, Travis also once starred in the E! network dating show Capture Kelce.
“It was kind of like The Bachelorexcept instead of roses I was handing out footballs and instead of watching, people didn’t,” Travis joked, adding that the experience was a “kind of embarrassing.”
“That show is owned by NBCUniversal, so it should be on the Peacock,” Travis said. “But Peacock said, ‘Nah, we’re good.'”
Jason enjoyed it.
Jason also appeared in a pre-filmed NFL commercial parody alongside his brother and Chiefs lineman Creed Humphrey.
Next weekend, Wednesday star Jenna Ortega hosts Saturday Night Live. The musical guest will be the English pop rock band The 1975.