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Video: Louis C.K. Opens 'Saturday Night Live' With a 9-Minute Stand-Up Routine

March 31, 2014 (2:47 am) GMT
Lena Dunham applauds the 'Louie' creator/actor for his monologue which includes some feminist jokes, calling it 'great' on her Twitter post.

did what he does best on "" when he returned as a host on March 29. The screenwriter/actor performed a 9-minute stand-up routine for his monologue, questioning God's marital status and complaining about the lack of respect for women in society.

"Women didn't get the vote until 1920," he said. "That means American democracy is 94 years old. There are three people in my building older than American democracy." He continued, "Women have had a tough time. It was so OK to beat your wife until so recently that today we have a kind of shirt named after it. There a piece of clothing in our culture affectionately nicknamed after beating the crap out of your wife. And this is offensive to nobody!"

praised the 46-year-old comedian's monologue, writing on Twitter, "Louis C.K.'s monologue was already great and then it turned into an even greater feminist rant #SNL."

In one of his sketches, C.K. spoofed "" with "Black Jeopardy", where he played a professor of African American studies and was joined by Sasheer Zamata and Jay Pharoah as contestants, and as a host. He was disappointed by the lack of black history questions.

The episode, which featured musical guest Sam Smith, averaged a 4.0/10 in household results in Nielsen's 56 metered markets and a 2.1/9 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with Local People Meters. The previous outing hosted by Lena Dunham earned the same 2.1 rating.



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