Louis C.K. hosted “Saturday Night Live” this past Saturday and of course — not maybe — it was hilarious. Here are his best four moments.
1. Opening Monologue
Louis C.K. has a simple, casual way of delving into the core of what it means to be human. He provides a kind of makeup mirror — the ones that magnify one’s face to an uncomfortable degree — that lets us examine what condition our condition is in. If we look and listen long enough, we can see most of our gross little hypocrisies laid bare. In his opening monologue, the comedian covers some serious ground:
2. “Office Boss”
Physical comedy will never stop making people laugh when its done right. Beck Bennet does it right. The man has a stunning and beautiful propensity for becoming a baby. How much time did he spend alone, practicing his baby body moves in front of a mirror? Food for thought.
The unsung hero of this scene is Louis C.K. It’s a miracle that he didn’t break. As you’ll see, keeping a straight face while watching this happen is a herculean feat of unimaginable strength.
3. “Black Jeopardy”
As a white person watching “Black Jeopardy,” I felt a lot like Louis C.K’s character in the scene. Awkward, vaguely aware of hardening stereotypes, confused about how to participate, and unsure if I had permission to laugh. Sometimes it’s a good thing to become self-conscious about who you are.
4. “Doctor’s Appointment”
It’s a timeless question that everyone asks themselves at some point in their lives. Is there a Darth Vader action figure lodged up my butt?