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Louis C.K. tackles casual racism and child molestation during ‘SNL’ monologue

In just eight minutes, he pushed all the buttons.

 

Marisa Kabas

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Published May 17, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 7:49 pm CDT

During last night’s Saturday Night Live opening monologue, comedian Louis C.K. decided to hit pretty much every hot button issue. In the span of eight minutes, he managed to tackle casual racism, the Israel/Palestinian conflict and child molestation. It was a lot, to say the least.

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Devout fans know that Louis C.K.’s brand of humor is all about pushing envelopes, in the vein of Richard Pryor and George Carlin. But the earnest SNL viewer might have found that lines like “Child molesters are very tenacious people. They love molesting childs, it’s crazy!” took edginess a little too far.

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The monologue didn’t hold back in any way, but former cast member Chris Kattan shared some insight on Twitter

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Maybe Louis C.K. is untouchable. Maybe Kattan’s sketch just wasn’t funny. Either way, this one’s going on his permanent record.

https://twitter.com/mandystadt/status/599806806626533376

Screengrab via NBC.com

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*First Published: May 17, 2015, 11:59 am CDT