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Louis C.K. Will Host Saturday Night Live For A Second Time
Saturday Night Live is getting good with social media. This week, the late night sketch comedy series announced an upcoming host via the social media outlet Twitter, and more importantly, they announced a really, really good one. Beloved comedian Louis C.K. will return to studio 8H for the second time to operate as emcee for the evening, this time on March 29.
The gig will mark the second time Louis C.K. has hosted SNL during the course of his career. The last time the man hosted was in 2012, shortly after Hurricane Sandy made its mark on the east coast’s landscape. While on he presented a memorable opening montage, as well as an extremely funny sketch called “Lincoln,” which turned his hit FX show Louie into a program about Honest Abe. I’m sure we’ll get a few more gems with his latest episode, as well. In regards to the March 29th episode, NBC is usually pretty good about announcing hosts along with guests, but this time the network is keeping mum about who will appear. Needless to say, Louis C.K. will not be the musical guest.
The comedian’s stint on SNL should be kind of a big deal for fans. The man put together an HBO special a little over a year ago, but other than that, he’s been mostly away from the TV landscape for some time. FX granted Louie a break from the schedule so that C.K. could go out into the world and pursue other projects, so we haven’t seen new episodes from the series since 2012. However, with Louie set to return to the schedule in May, now is a great time for some shameless self-promotion.
The return of Louie and the SNL gig aren’t the only projects the comedian has in the pipeline. He also recently re-released his first film. Back in January, FX also picked up a pilot for a new comedy that will be co-written by C.K. and Zach Galifianakis. 2014 should be a big year for the man, and I can’t think of a better way to kick off that year than by putting together a new show and popping up on SNL. We’ll let you know as soon as the musical guest is announced.
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