Yeah, I saw that monologue as well. Though he puts the Palestinian in the role of the weaker sister, it still fell into that liberal-zionisty cop out of violence equivalence, which, though refreshing for SNL, wasn’t really that much of a change. It was palatable for the Zionist crowd and not significantly challenging.
But the Jacob sketch, while failing to use the “P” word, seems to lay blame squarely on the shoulders of those “blinded by devotion to Israel” and then “ignore all reason.” Such a concept is new to this audience. Especially coming from a clearly devotedly Jewish character. So I would argue it represents a tiny but radical statement. Just enough that it gets aired.
Louis CK did get some heat after that performance in February (?)2016, not so much for the Palestine equivalence (I’m sure he got some heat for that, but couldn’t find it). but for playing Jerusalem after it.
He performed in Israel reportedly because he mismanaged his funds by singlehandedly financing a web series, “Horace & Pete” that went over like a lead balloon, and announcing the performance on the odious Howard Stern show:
On his performance in Jerusalem that August 2016 despite boycott:
“he won over any doubters by remarking, carefully, in response to those who’d said he shouldn’t come to Israel because “we’re mad at them,” that if he didn’t play in countries that had ever inflicted harm on anyone, he wouldn’t play in America”
So that’s Louis CK.