Louis C.K. Plays Abe Lincoln As Louis C.K. In This Brilliant Sketch

Would a former president make a good comedian? Or how about a former comedian for president? OK then, how about Louis C.K. playing Abe Lincoln playing the semi-fictional Louis C.K. in the fictional TV series Louie?

I hope that's confused you sufficiently. Because that's what's happening in this sketch which first aired on Saturday Night Live back in November 2012 when Louis C.K. hosted the show.

It shows the 16th president of the United States arguing with his wife, doing standup about slavery, even reflecting on the fact he's going to get killed, all the while perfectly imitating the FX series Louie.

It's brilliantly absurd and meta and just generally a pretty kickass piece of comedy. Watch, then rewatch.


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