May 17, 2015 – Last night Louis CK hosted the last episode of the 40th season of Saturday Night Live and his opening jokes left many viewers in confusion if not shock after a lengthy routine about child molestation. The setup for the Louis CK SNL monologue was about a child molester who lived in his neighborhood when he was growing up in the 1970s. “He didn’t like me — I felt a little bad,” he said.
“Child molesters are very tenacious people. They love molesting childs, it’s crazy. It’s like their favorite thing! It’s so crazy, because when you consider the risk of being a child molester … there is no worse life to a human than being a caught child molester. And yet they still do it! Which from you can only really surmise that it must be really good. From their point of view! Not ours! From their point of view, it must be amazing!”
He compared the ‘addiction’ to his love of Mounds bars, saying he would reluctantly give them up if he knew they could land him in jail for life – “but they don’t taste as good as a little boy to a child molester.”
The audience went quiet, the band behind him shook their heads, and it divided opinion on Twitter.
That was the unfunniest, most offensive #SNL monologue I’ve ever seen. Racism and child molestation? Really, Louis. #SNL40Finale