After a lengthy vacation, SNL made its
triumphant return to the airwaves with Louis C.K. as host. It was the comic’s fourth time hosting, and his previous trips to 30 Rock had me excited and optimistic for the show to kick off its stretch run with a strong episode.
In the end, it was fine.
So much happens so fast in today’s current climate, and with no new episodes since early March, the show tried to cram everything into only a handful of sketches. The result was, well, it was fine.
Louis C.K. was, as usual, at his best during the opening monologue. He wasn’t given the same sheer volume of over-the-top, weird characters as we have seen in past hosting stints, and at times it felt like he disappeared for long stretches of the show. All told, it was a serviceable edition of the show. Next week Jimmy Fallon hosts, which will be… something.