TV Club: Saturday Night Live: “Louis CK/Rihanna”

“I’m not an actor, I’m a [movie/TV] star!”

When you get Louis CK (here hosting for the third time), you’re looking for a great monologue, and, again, CK delivered, with a solid seven minutes that went to some audacious places (audience gasps followed by huge laughs is a sound SNL needs more of). His material—about the “mild racism” he learned growing up in the 70’s, his daughters’ constant bickering being analogous to Israel and Palestine (“a couple of selfish little bitches who wont fix anything”), and especially his attempts to get inside the mind of child molesters (“You can only really surmise that it must be really good”)—was the kind of smartly uncomfortable comedy he’s made his stock-in-trade. And, as ever, it was the best showcase for CK of the night. As Louis protests in that Matthew Broderick cop movie segment on …

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