Louis CK on SNL: Just About Perfect

Comedian makes lauded turn as host on post-Sandy show
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2012 10:37 AM CST

Louis CK, of late better known for class than crass, stopped by Saturday Night Live last night for a much-anticipated post-Sandy turn as guest host, and he did not disappoint. Though it was the last show before Election Day, SNL did not trot out any big-name cameos, notes Kera Bolonik over at Salon. Rather, "this was Sandy's week, and just as the hurricane gave us a kind of reprieve from tedious 24-7 candidate-stumping coverage, so too did SNL." The result was "this was this season’s funniest and most poignant episode," she declares.

Over at the Huffington Post, Mike Ryan is slightly less effusive, noting that CK is "only happy when he's 100% in charge and that seemed evident." In his comfort zone, "he was electric," but outside, "he broke character. In other words: Louis CK was Louis CK." The show's highlight: An Abe Lincoln-inspired parody of CK's own show. (More Louis CK stories.)

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