Larry David was the host of the Saturday, November 4, episode of Saturday Night Live and some of his jokes from his opening monologue were not received well.
The Curb Your Enthusiasm star, 70, took full advantage of his seven minute standup opportunity, where he compared himself to Quasimodo, discussed his humble beginnings and spoke out about the recent sexual harassment scandal in Hollywood. Wincing, David remarked that he’s found a pattern in that many of the predators in Hollywood are Jews: “I consistently strive to be a good Jewish representative. When people see me I want them to say, ‘Oh, there goes a fine Jew for you!’”
“I’ve always been obsessed with women, and I’ve often wondered if I’d grown up in Poland when Hitler came to power and was sent to a concentration camp, would I be checking women out in the camp? I think I would,” the Seinfeld cocreator later said, before complaining that there are no “good opening lines” in a concentration camp.
The jokes outraged many who took to social media to blast the comedian.
One Twitter user wrote, “I’m not a Jew, but I’m low-key offended by Larry David’s holocaust jokes on #SNL. Not cool.” Another wrote, “#SNL I can’t believe they did jokes about a concentration camp I just can’t believe what I just saw #LarryDavid it will never be okay to do.”
— Andrea Yoch (@ayoch) November 5, 2017
— David (@ReboundFromdebt) November 5, 2017
— l juliett (@leahjuliett) November 5, 2017
— David Solkowitz (@itz_Daveed) November 5, 2017
Some fans defended David, with one tweeting, “Oh look. A bunch of non Jews are telling Larry David, a Jew, he can’t make holocaust jokes. I Hate 2017. #SNL.” Another wrote, “Judging by how upset everyone is at Larry David’s SNL monologue on Twitter, I’m guessing it was hilarious.”
To people throwing a fit over #LarryDavid opening monologue: 1. Grow a thicker skin. 2. Never watch curb your enthusiasm.
— Garrett Berry (@gberry0080) November 5, 2017
— Sherri ☠️TWDFan4Ever (@Specneedsmom4) November 5, 2017
Dear comedy police,
When u say”thats not funny”,dont forget 2 add the “to me” in there.
People who understand comedy#LarryDavid
— dan conrad (@danconrad54) November 5, 2017
Have the people who are offended by Larry David's SNL monologue ever heard of a show called Curb Your Enthusiasm? #LarryDavid
— Kyle Gene Gary (@kookslamkyle) November 5, 2017
Funny or not, David was trending on Twitter Saturday night.