The Tenement Museum was Featured in a Louis C.K. SNL Sketch this Weekend [VIDEO]
The Lower East Side featured prominently on Saturday Night Live this weekend, as the Tenement Museum was setting for an immigrant-related sketch.
We watch as a class tour visits the museum, where Kate McKinnon and Louis C.K. reenact a (fictional) Polish family that once lived here in 1913. It devolves into a comical session of racism and bigotry – “historically accurate,” according to the guide.
The best part about the bit, though, is that Louis C.K. flubs his lines and can’t keep it together.
The skit is obviously a huge advertisement for the museum, which is currently planning its newest Orchard Street exhibit later this summer. Even the Tenement Museum badge branding is spot-on.
Don’t forget, however, that the Tenement Museum has thrown their lot in with the Lower East Side Partnership, and therefore remains opposed to the proposed Historical District on its doorstep.