Stick with what you do best! When Saturday Night Live host Louis C.K. took the stage on March 29, he didn’t try to do a skit or talk about how excited he was to host the iconic comedy show. Instead, the seasoned comedian did nine minutes of standup comedy, which brought the house down.
True to form, his topics were deep and more intellectual than the average standup routine. He veered effortless from talking about religion — “Personally I don’t think there’s a heaven. I think maybe there’s a God, but there’s no heaven” — to feminism — “I don’t think that women are better than men, but I do think men are worse than women” — and did so while making the audience and SNL band laugh.
He ended his routine by vehemently complaining about the lack of respect for women in society.
“Women didn’t get the vote until 1920,” he said shocked. “That means American democracy is 94 years old. THere are three people in my building older than American democracy. Women have had a tough time. It was so OK to beat your wife until so recently that today we have a kind of shirt named after it. There a piece of clothing in our culture affectionately nicknamed after beating the crap out of your wife. And this is offensive to nobody!”
One person who thoroughly enjoyed the monologue was recent SNL host and Girls creator Lena Dunham, who took to Twitter to applaud Louis C.K.’s performance.
“Louis C.K.’s monologue was already great and then it turned into an even greater feminist rant #SNL,” she wrote. ?
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