Monday, May 27, 2024

Louis CK Lincoln Sketch Will Get “Unedited” Release on Hulu


If you saw “Saturday Night Live” this past weekend, then you probably caught the brilliant sketch about Abraham Lincoln that aired in the first half hour. Show host comedian Louis CK played Lincoln as a stand up comic right before his assassination. Seth Meyers wrote the sketch, which was sublime. The Lincoln segment has already caught on at But now I’m told that sometime Tuesday or Wednesday, a fuller, longer version will show up on Hulu. Apparently Louis CK did quite a bit more stand up as Lincoln, and it’s hilarious.

Coincidentally, I ran into Meyers last night at the “Skyfall” premiere. We had a good laugh about his summer long stretch as this column’s number 1 pick to join Kelly Ripa as co-host of “Live.” Meyers told me: “I loved hosting the show with Kelly. I like trying new things. And she’s amazing. But I could not have done that and Saturday Night Live. When I got back to our own show, I felt like I was home.” Meyers added that he thought Michael Strahan was “doing a great job.”,p0,d0

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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