Saturday Night Live: Louis CK in top form with redeeming monologue
After extraditing a controversial opening set in 2015, the comedian rendered with some of his finest farces, as SNL also spoofed Pepsis tone-deaf protest commercial
Louis CKs recent special, 2017, dropped on Netflix this week. It showcased some of his brightnes, but it didnt quite lives up to his finest work.
In his monologue for this weeks escapade of Saturday Night Live, he resurrected a fibre of farces that he didnt include on this latest hour and maybe should have.
Heres a joke, he began, unsubtly, propelling into a meander, hit-and-miss flake about a racist chicken crossing the road. He then went into a strangely long flake about swine that seemed, for a moment, like a deliberately PG-rated set in response to his controversial SNL monologue back in 2015.
It wasnt to be: the clod conclude with CK saying he wanted to get a goat so I can have a ash bin I can make love to. Then occasions actually kicked in, with a well-developed series of motel and inn farces.
Comedians speak about roaming is a well-worn trope, but this material is CK at his finest deft, self-aware, counterintuitive but instantly relatable. Who else could complain about customer service with a line about institutional intolerance?
Its bad that white people was better medicine. Its bad. But as long as they do, whats going on in this hotel?