Louis C.K. took on a chicken’s racism and white privilege in his return stint as host of “Saturday Night Live,” and left Donald Trump completely out of it.
“Why did the chicken cross the road?” he asked right at the start of his monologue. “Because there was a black guy walking behind him.” The chicken was nervous, looking over his shoulder, and when nothing happened, he felt horrible, telling himself, “I’m such a racist,” the comedian explained.
“Don’t be upset, this is not a racist joke,” he added. “The chicken … was definitely racist, but that’s chickens. They’re very closed down, suspicious.” The bird, by the way, was later killed and eaten in the story.
On the other side of the road, he talked about the time he used his white privilege in a tony hotel, demanding to know what had happened to his laundry.
“You can hear in my voice that I’m white,” he told the concierge. “It’s wrong that white people get preferential treatment. But as long as they do, what’s going on at this hotel? I’m supposed to get the best! Because I’m white! Which is awful and wrong … but where is it right now?”
A frantic manager asks, “What white happened?” and launches an investigation into C.K.’s laundry, which, it turns out he never turned in.
C.K.’s last stint as “SNL” host in 2015 rattled fans because he joked about child molestation. This time, he joked about sex with a goat. “I don’t care if you’re upset,” he said. “I’m still getting the goat.”