Louis C.K. appeared on The Howard Stern Show on Monday to plug his self-funded series, Horace and Pete, but one of the other topics of conversation that came up was the seasoned comic’s hilarious and somewhat controversial monologue to last year’s season 40 finale of Saturday Night Live. “You caught sh*t for it,” Howard pointed out, to which C.K. responded, “I guess” — which sounded like he may as well have been rolling his eyes and making a hand-wanking motion at the suggestion.
To refresh your memory, the topics of conversation C.K. covered weren’t typical comedy fodder, including mild racism, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and child molesters. “Jared from Subway was offended,” Howard cracked, before adding that the scandal was shocking. “Why? Why is that shocking?” C.K. asked, “Did you know him to be a non-pedophile before that?”
Howard claims that Jared basically “won the lottery” with his Subway endorsement, saying, “I don’t care what you have wrong with you, if you get a couple of million for doing absolutely nothing but losing weight, you behave yourself!” “Yeah, but you’re proving the point of the bit that I did,” C.K. acknowledged, “that no matter what, he’s gotta get that kid f*ck. Which just tells you, it must be amazing.”
He does have a point? Here’s what C.K. originally said in his monologue:
“Child molesters are very tenacious people. They love molesting childs! It’s crazy! It’s like, their favorite thing! I mean it’s so crazy, because when you consider the risk in being a child molester — speaking of not even the damage you’re doing — but the risk, there is no life worse available to a human than being a caught child molester. And yet they still do it! Which you can only really surmise that it must be really good! I mean, from their point-of-view!”
But was it prison beatings good? Fogle may be giving it some second thought by now. Regardless, the whole segment is worth a listen to get some insight into his bit and the reception to it.