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    Louis C.K. Hosts Saturday Night Live, Performs 9-Minute Stand-Up Routine Opening Monologue

    Louis C.K. stuck with his specialty shtick during his Saturday Night Live opening monologue. That's right, a stand-up routine that lasted nine glorious minutes.

    The comedian began by talking about how he spent his day, before hosting the show, and then launched into a conversation about hunger, after admitting he was hungry.

    "Americans shouldn't say 'I'm hungry,' they should say 'I feel hungry.' If you ate today, you shouldn't say I'm hungry," the 46-year-old said. "Hunger is a real thing. I don't have third-world hunger, I have first-world hunger. I would like a donut," he quipped.

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    He then touched on his own experiences as a parent and admitted that "there is no more joyful experience in the human experience than when a child's play is over."

    "Every second my daughter is on stage I can't breathe because I'm so proud of her, but this is a bad show," he joked. "They worked really hard and it didn't make it good.

    He also showed off his "one voice," explained how he doesn't believe in heaven and what he thinks happens when you die.

    He ended his monologue by addressing women's suffrage.

    "Women got the right to vote in this country in 1920," he said. "That means American democracy is 94 years old. There are three guys in my building who are older than American democracy."

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    Louis C.K. also portrayed a professor of African American studies on "Black Jeopardy" and a man with an usual question at the doctor's office, to name a few.

    Sam Smith was the musical guest and performed "Stay With Me" and "Lay Me Down."

    (E! Online and Saturday Night Live are part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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