‘Saturday Night Live’ Recap: Louis C.K. Does Stand-Up; Abraham Lincoln’s Got a New Show (VIDEOS)
Less than one week after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, Saturday Night Live went on as planned, with first-time host Louis C.K.
Naturally, the comedian opened the show by doing what he does best: stand-up.
“Great to be here, we’re in New York. There was a hurricane, but we are still here. The city’s standing, it’s a city that can really take a punch,” C.K. said, using a microphone.
“Today they turned the power back on, which is great, because we can go back to using way too much electricity, like insane amounts of electricity . . . we went from zero electricity to a criminal amount of electricity,” he said.
C.K. went on to tell a bit about helping an old lady at the airport, an experience that made him realize something very important.
“I connect with old ladies, they’re my favorite demographic. I wish I desired them, sexually,” he said.
Before C.K. took to the stage, Fred Armisen put on his best Michael Bloomberg face and took part in a press conference in the show’s cold opening. And yes, the New York City mayor’s animated sign language translator, Lydia Callis, played by SNL newcomer Cecily Strong, also made an appearance.
Bobby Moynihan played New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
While the episode mentioned Hurricane Sandy several times, it was also heavy with politics.
Jason Sudeikis stopped by “Weekend Update with Seth Meyers” as arguably one of the best characters Sudeikis has ever played: Mitt Romney.
C.K. travelled back to the days of Abraham Lincoln, portraying the country’s 16th president in a digital that reminded audiences of a certain comedy-drama on FX.
And just like C.K., Lincoln does stand-up at New York City’s Comedy Cellar.
“You know what I’m really tired of? Is arguing with slave owners about slavery . . . I’m married now . . . my wife is crazy, historically insane,” C.K. says as Lincoln.
New York’s very own Fun. served as musical guests, playing their hit “Some Nights” and their new single “Carry On.”
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