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Watch Newton native Louis C.K.’s opening monologue on ‘Saturday Night Live’

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Louis C.K." Episode 1721 -- Pictured: Louis C.K. -- (Photo by: Rosalind O'Connor/NBC) Rosalind O'Connor / NBC

Newton native and stand-up comedian Louis C.K. hosted last night episode of Saturday Night Live and  — in typical Louis C.K. fashion — put his trademark brand of edgy, observational humor on full display during his opening monologue.

In his fourth appearance hosting SNL last night, C.K. opened with a take on the classic joke “Why did the chicken cross the road?” Except in this instance, the chicken is racist.

Among the other subjects the Boston-bred comic touched on were giraffes and the intersection of hotel service and white privilege. Go figure.

Watch the full monologue here:

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