New Thing #297: Louis CK Standup


The first time I ever saw Louis CK he was complaining to Conan O’Brien about how everyone is so bored with how amazing the world has become. I instantly fell in love with him. Or at least watching clips of him on talk shows; something he shares in common with my much beloved Norm MacDonald.

However, unlike Norm’s terrible forrays into network comedy, I’ve recently taken to Louis’ F/X series which is a dark, raw and utterly hilarious commentary on today’s world. 

And then he went and self-produced, self-edited and self-published a comedy show from the Beacon Theatre in New York City.

Just for that I had to give him $5. I love that he circumvented the entire entertainment industry and has already been wildly successful at it. 

And better yet the show was funny as hell. He really feels like the George Carlin of our time. He never shies away from a joke and always pushes it one step too far, somehow never being mean about it. 

I know there’s at least one of his other shows on Netflix so I know what I’m doing this weekend. Well, other than Christmas I mean.


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One response to “New Thing #297: Louis CK Standup

  1. Anonymous

    I can’t say enough good things about Louis. I saw him on the tour that led to this special and he had the capacity crowd eating out of the palm of his hand. Definitely the funniest comedian working today. I would highly recommend checking out his other special on Netflix ("Chewed Up," I believe) but also tracking down his other specials (Shameless and Hilarious). The last is particularly Carlin-esque.

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