Louis C.K.'s 'SNL' Promos Embrace Hurricane Sandy and Halloween (Video)

The comedian plays it wry in the first few promotional bits for his hosting gig in the soaked city.

Good thing Louis C.K. doesn't have very far to commute to this weekend's big gig.

The Emmy-winning New Yorker is returning to TV -- his FX show, Louie, doesn't come back until 2014 -- to host Saturday Night Live in the Hurricane Sandy-soaked city, and his first promos offer a bit of cheer amid the floodwaters. Teaming with Bill Hader (who in the first spot, may or may not be dead), Louis -- clearly very rehearsed -- gives a histrionic display of Shakespearean quality.

Well, that's a lie.