Christoph Waltz pokes fun at himself while hosting "Saturday Night Live"

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Christoph Waltz" Episode 1634 -- Pictured: (l-r) Fred Armisen, Christoph Waltz -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC)

Christoph Waltz made history this week on "Saturday Night Live," becoming the first fluent German-speaker ever to host the late-night sketch comedy show in its 38-year-history (at least according to Waltz).

During his hosting stint on "SNL," Waltz was quick to address the perception that he can't pull in laughs because he's a "serious German actor."

"First of all, I'm not German. I'm Austrian," Waltz said during his opening monologue, "And Austrians have a wonderful sense of humor. Germans...not so much."

Indie folk rock band Alabama Shakes served as the musical act, but they weren't the only crooners of the night. During the show's open, Waltz belted out a rendition of a "song that we teach to all Austrian children" which he claimed translates in English to "Smile, Damn You, Smile."

The 56-year-old Waltz won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2010 for his role as a Nazi in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" and now he's up for another Best Supporting Actor nod at this year's Academy Awards for his turn as an anti-slavery vigilante in "Django Unchained."

Naturally while he was hosting "SNL," Waltz poked fun at his past Tarantino works with a satirical trailer called "Djesus Unchained" and yes, in case you're wondering, the "D" is silent.

Perhaps one of the funnier sketches of the night came when Waltz pretended to be a member of a slow-jam R&B trio called the Jamarcus Brothers. Watch Waltz try to fit in as Engleberg, the third Jamarcus Brother, in the clip below:

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