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Louis C.K. Does 9-Minute Stand-Up Set On SNL

Submitted by on March 30, 2014 – 3:26 pmNo Comment

Louis C.K. hosted Saturday Night Live this past weekend, and like all hosts, he opened with a monologue. But unlike almost all of the Hollywood stars, politicians, and sports figures who stumble through an awkward three or four minutes of singing, dancing, or awkward banter, C.K. unloaded with a full nine minutes of polished stand-up material.

The set touched on many of the comedians favorite subjects: religion, the simultaneous wonder and banality of the universe, and food. Echoing his famous “everything is amazing, and no one is happy” sentiment, C.K. remarked that humans are “selfish pricks” for expecting a heaven, because God has already created a whole universe in this lifetime for us.

The other most-buzzed-about sketch of the week was a sketch about buzz: President Obama’s sometimes over-the-top efforts to publicize Obamacare to young adults, culminating in his appearance on Zach Galifianakis‘ webseries Between Two Ferns.

Conservatives criticized Obama’s appearance as “beneath the office of the president,” and conservative press was quick to jump on the SNL sketch as evidence of the president’s “embarrassing” marketing. But the sketch was clearly sympathetic, exaggerating the stakes of Obama’s struggle to get Americans covered, and showing the president exasperated at what’s necessary to reach millennials.

What were your favorite SNL sketches this week?

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