Controversial comedian Louis CK left Saturday Night Live viewers confused and uncomfortable after a lengthy joke about child molestation.
Opening the last episode of the 40th season, he mused that the life of a child sex offender is so horrific that abusing young boys ‘must be really good’.
He compared the ‘addiction’ to his love of Mounds bars, saying he would reluctantly give them up if he knew they could land him in jail for life – ‘but they obviously don’t taste as good as little boys’.
The audience went quiet, the band behind him shook their heads, and it divided opinion on Twitter.
Laughing at the tense reaction, he then joked: ‘That’ll probably be the last joke I tell on this show’.
It came after a joke about ‘mild racism’ and another about the Middle East, in which he called Israel and Palestine ‘selfish little bitches’.