Louis CK jokes about child molesters on ‘SNL’

18 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Louis C.K. Did Some Jokes on SNL About Racism and Pedophilia.

Louis CK is not afraid to push buttons. And if you experienced his monologue, then you probably found yourself wondering if you should even laugh at his cracks, because they were messed up, and although you were in the safety of your own living room, it still felt wrong to be amused.Louis C.K., who would be happy to talk to you about his own alleged sexual misconduct, spoke at length about other people’s sexual misconduct during his opening monologue on last night’s Saturday Night Live season finale.

The comedian, along with musical guest Rihanna, closed out the 40th season of the hit NBC variety show, and he definitely gave viewers something to remember by offering a handful of edgy jokes about child molestation, racism and Israel. The result was that the season finale of S.N.L.’s 40th season, opened with a speech filled with everything from the boundary-pushing comic’s own mild racism, to the Israel-Palestine conflict, and most eyebrow-raising, a comparison between his love of Mounds bars to pedophilia. In a bit about being raised in the ‘70s—“a very different time”—Louis C.K. riffs on his own (benevolent) racism and the neighborhood child molester. “It wasn’t a big deal, it wasn’t like, ‘We caught a child molester!’ It was like, ‘Yeah, that’s the house where the child molester lives.

Mooney’s bizarre sketches don’t always make the live show, but it’s nice to see them live on as “digital exclusives.” While Bruce Chandling may be an acquired taste, his self-loathing and uncomfortable silences fit right in to C.K.’s brand of awkward comedy. C.K. opened by explaining, “I grew up in the ’70s, so I’m not racist ….however.” He then launched into a discussion about what he termed his “mild racism,” which includes somewhat surprised reactions to situations like when he sees four black women running a pizza place and thinks, “Huh, you don’t usually see that.” The comedian then turned the conversation to the Israeli Palestine conflict, which he compared to his squabbling children and offered a few peace-making options straight out of his parenting handbook. Of course Louis CK knew exactly what he was doing; he knew going into that monologue that he would stir up controversy, adding at the end that this, ”[is] my last show probably.” Not to attack people who were offended by this bit, but in his defense, it’s worth noting that Louis CK’s entire brand of comedy is based on looking at our darker impulses and thoughts in a way that doesn’t excuse them, but that forces the audience to acknowledge that they exist.

While SNL hasn’t officially commented on the alleged plagiarism, it’s hard not to see this as the show dismissing the claims as ridiculous — as ridiculous as Louis C.K. hiding under tables with a notebook. You’re fine.'” “The older one is like Israel,” he continued. “She comes up to me like, ‘She burnt all my dolls!’ I’m like, ‘Look, I can’t do anything about it right now. In fact, I think there is not an insignificant chance they brought Hammond back as the announcer for the express purpose of playing Bill for the next two years/9 years depending on how Hillary fares. But it definitely has a “last sketch of the night” feel rather than the “first sketch of the night” … Louis CK has never been afraid to touch on racial issues (just see the monologue above), and in this bit about a paunchy middle-aged white guy who blunders into taking on the affectations of a “sassy African-American lady,” he manages to straddle the line between funny and almost offensive.

From their point of view, it must be amazing for them to risk so much.” Louis acknowledged that his material was a bit racy, but the applause proved that although his act raises a few eyebrows and stirs up a bit of controversy, the people love it, because it’s classic CK. Hey, remember that sketch with The Rock where he played an obnoxious guy with his obnoxious British girlfriend who impose themselves on a nice couple played by Kenan Thompson and Vanessa Brayer? Finally, here’s a digital sketch that didn’t make it to air, in which Louis CK realizes that his entire career was stolen from Bruce, Kyle Mooney’s awful stand-up comedian.

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