On last night’s episode of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, Louis C.K. made a startling (albeit sarcastic) revelation: He wants to have sex with a goat.
“I’m thinking of buying a goat, because I want to have a trash can that I can make love to,” he said. “I can do that with a trash can I have now, but a goat has a vagina, and that makes it a lot better. I don’t care if you’re upset; I’m still getting the goat.”
The goat-themed section was part of a larger diatribe about animals that Louis C.K., who was hosting SNL, used to lead off his monologue.
“Here’s a joke: Why did the chicken cross the road?” he began, tapping into comedy’s most time-worn joke. “‘Cause there was a black guy behind him.”
Louis C.K., who often starts his comedy routines in shock-and-awe fashion, salvaged himself, explaining that the chicken was “new to the city” and thought the black guy was maybe following him.
The black guy went home to go on with his life, while the chicken realized he was a racist and felt bad. Later, another black guy ate the chicken, the comedian smirked, adding that it was the chicken — not the joke — that was racist.
The animal routine brought back memories of Louis C.K.’s gut-busting rants about his daughter getting bit by a pony (in his 2010 stand-up special, Hilarious) and about how seals moan about being slaves (in his 2013 stand-up special, Oh My God).
On SNL, after doing his host of amusing animal impressions, the comedian reminisced about struggling for the first 28 years of his 32-year career.
Specifically, he recalled the flea-bag motels in which he used to stay while on the road.
“There’s a little shower, and as soon as you get in the shower, you’re dirtier now,” he remembered. “They give you a little soap, and you have to peel off the paper, and then it just makes a rash. You can write your name in a skin disease with the soap.”
“And there’s always two beds, and one bed has this big pool of sperm,” he continued. “A big, deep pool with a current. ‘High tide in the sperm pool!’ ”
Last night’s show marked the fourth time Louis C.K. has hosted SNL, dating back to November 2012.
If you haven’t read it yet, make sure to check out our review of Louis C.K.’s new stand-up special, 2017.
Saturday Night Live airs Saturdays on NBC at 11pm.