Louis CK’s Monologue for Saturday Night Live’s Finale Probably Made You …

17 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

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

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. 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. 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. 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.

Keeping with that tradition, his monologue this week on Saturday Night Live‘s season finale touched on a range of taboo topics from pedophilia to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 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. Under that umbrella, the Louie star said, he responds differently to a black man wearing a hoodie and a white man wearing a hoodie. “I have mild racism,” he said. “It’s benign. 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. After mentioning the ostracism that caught child molesters face in today’s world and adding that some go on to still do it, he said, “You can only really surmise that it must be really good, I mean, from their point of view—not our’s—but from their point of view, it must be amazing, for them to risk so much.” The SNL band standing behind him can be seen shaking their heads. 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.

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