Election 2016

Louis C.K.: Hillary Skated Through a Brutal Hazing

The comedian also gave kudos to mothers in America, a country led by "240 years of fathers."

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Louis C.K. admitted he'll probably lose a few members of his audience over admitting his presidential pick.

"It's stupid to say because I'm a performer," he told Conan O'Brien, when he was a guest on "Conan" on November 1.

“But I think [Hillary Clinton]'s great... It’s not like a lesser of two evils—I think she’s great. I really like her. I think she’s talented and I think she’s super smart,” C.K. went on.

The "Conan" audience seemed to be with her, too.

"I would take her over anybody,” C.K. revealed.

The comic explained why he thinks having a woman as president, or rather a "mother" as president, is an asset for America.

“To me, it’s very exciting to have the first mother in the White House. It’s not about the first woman; it’s about the first mom,” he said.

"What is it about a mom?" Conan wanted to know. After all, GOP nominee Donald Trump has five children.

"Because a mother, she’s got it. A mother just does it… She feeds you and teaches you; she protects you... She takes care of sh*t," C.K. insisted, adding that, as a dad himself, he believes most "fathers are OK."

"We've had 240 years of fathers... A great father can give a kid 40 percent of his needs, tops... a not-even-trying mother [can give] 200 percent," C.K. told Conan.

"The last conversation you had with your mom was like, 'Mom, all right!'" C.K. exclaimed.

Unlike many in America dreading Election Day, Louis C.K. is really excited for November 8.

"This is four more years of a guy who can't be criticized," he said about a potential Trump presidency, given the GOP nominee's frequent spats on social media in which "everything stops and he makes everyone pay," C.K. described.

"Hillary Clinton can take abuse," C.K. said. "She's been takin' it and takin' it. We've been hazing her and spittin' in her mouth and yellin' at her, and she just gets up and goes, 'Well, I just think if children have proper health care and education...' She just keeps working!"


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Alexandra Rosenmann is an AlterNet associate editor. Follow her @alexpreditor.