Louis C.K.: New York felt dead

Nov. 4, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Comedian Louis C.K. said it felt like New York City was dead as he walked through its pitch-black streets during filming for "Saturday Night Live."

The comedian, who hosted the comedy sketch television show for the first time Saturday, wrote an email to fans hours before the show about the challenge the hurricane brought to New Yorkers last week, The Hollywood Reporter said.

"Last night we shot some pre-tape segments in Greenwich Village, which was pitch black dark for blocks and blocks, as it has been for a week now," Louis C.K. wrote.

"... And for me, the village being the very place that made me into a comedian and a man, to walk through the heart of it and feel like, in a way, it was dead. I can't tell you how that felt."

"And you also had a palpable sense that inside each dark window was a family or a student or an artist or an old woman living alone, just being int he dark and waiting for the day to come back. Like we were all having one big sleep over, but not so much fun as that," he added.

He wrote that children were in the "Saturday Night Live" studios all week because parents had nowhere to leave them during the storm and after effects.

"Many people are sharing lodging.  Everyone is tired.  But there's this feeling here that we've got to put on a great show.  I'm sure it feels like that here every week.  But wow.  I feel really lucky to be sharing this time with these particular good folks here at SNL," he said.

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