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Daniel Day-Who? Louis C.K. Does Lincoln

Photo of Caryn James By Caryn James | James on Screens November 4, 2012 at 10:17AM

What if Louis C.K. had been cast in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln instead of Daniel Day-Lewis? Or, as SNL had it, what if the character of Lincoln merged with the character from his television series Louie -- stand-up comic, acerbic observer of life, and in this case emancipator of slaves and preserver of the union?
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Louis CK Lincoln

What if Louis C.K. had been cast in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln instead of Daniel Day-Lewis? Or, as SNL had it, what if the character of Lincoln merged with the character from his television series Louie -- stand-up comic, acerbic observer of life, and in this case emancipator of slaves and preserver of the union?

Louis C.K. was put in some clunky sketches as SNL host, but this parody leapt out as the most clever by far.

This article is related to: Louis C.K., SNL Video Clip, Lincoln, Louie (TV show), Daniel Day-Lewis, Steven Spielberg, Television, Saturday Night Live

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