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The Best of Louis CK on “Saturday Night Live”

After the New York-New Jersey region was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, Louis CK made sure his first time hosting Saturday Night Live was memorable. Here are some of my favorite sketches from last night’s show:

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  • The monologue was fantastic. They let him do his thing. No forcing him to do any sketches or corny jokes, just all him doing what we all love him for. As a New Yorker, I was a little hesitant of the Fox sketch, but I’m happy to say that it was a much needed humorous shot-in-the-arm after one of the shittiest weeks we’ll ever collectively face. The only way most of us will get through this sort of thing is to laugh at it, and Louie and the SNL cast allowed us to do that.

  • I feel like the adulation for “Saint Louis” has grown a little excessive in the comic community of late, but he did have a couple of nice moments in this episode. Of course, he also had a few less-than-great moments, but — as has been pointed out — he’s not really much of a comic actor.

  • Louis C.K. did an excellent job of hosting SNL. I think that the most important thing about what he did was that he didn’t let them turn him into a “comic actor”. Being a stand-up comic is Louis’s first best destiny, and his monologue was a perfect example of showcasing that ability. He didn’t plug his TV show. He didn’t sing a song, or riff with the audience. He stood there and he did ten minutes. I don’t know his act well enough to know if he did a new ten minutes, but it felt new to me, and I guess that is all that really matters.