What if Louis C.K. had been cast in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln instead of Daniel Day-Lewis? Or, as SNL had it, what if the character of Lincoln merged with the character from his television series Louie — stand-up comic, acerbic observer of life, and in this case emancipator of slaves and preserver of the union?
Louis C.K. was put in some clunky sketches as SNL host, but this parody leapt out as the most clever by far.