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WATCH: Louis C.K. Gets ‘Mildly Racist’ in SNL Monologue


Both in promos for last night’s Saturday Night Live season finale and during the monologue itself, comedian Louis C.K. joked that this could be his last time hosting the show. And in an opening stand-up set that, like Chris Rock’s from last November, pushed some boundaries rarely explored on network television, he demonstrated why that might be the case.

Louis C.K. opened with a bit about how growing up in the 1970s means he has some “mild racism” going at all times, transitioned to a bit about his two daughters fighting like Israel and Palestine and then landed on an extended examination of how child molesters must love raping children as much as he loves eating Mounds bars, or else there is no reason they would take the risk.

It was jokes like those that have websites like Deadline, Hollywood Reporter and even CNN asking if his set went “too far.”

Like Rock before him, no one who is familiar with Louis C.K.’s comedy should be particularly surprised that he dove into these areas during his monologue. And changes are, this was not his last hosting gig, especially when the former SNL writer is capable of delivering a killer sketch like this one.

Watch video below, via NBC:

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