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theruiner
12-08-2011, 08:52 PM
Louis CK is the best comic around today. Here is a thread to discuss his awesomeness, including his show, his specials, yada, yada, yada. Speaking of which, his new special comes out in two days! See? (http://louisck.net/) Five bucks from his website. While I wasn't crazy about Hilarious, Chewed Up is my favorite comedy special of all time, and Shameless comes in really close. I really, really liked the first season of Louie. I'm not quite as impressed with the second season so far (I'm a few episodes from the end) but I'm still enjoying it. If you haven't checked out any of his stuff, run to Netflix RIGHT NOW and check out Chewed Up. Last I checked, it was on Watch Instant (not sure if it still is, though).

theruiner
12-08-2011, 11:40 PM
Double post!!! Why? Because Louis just put up an outtake from his new special. Here, check it out. (http://tinyurl.com/csllbkv) NSFW. Very funny.

imail724
12-09-2011, 11:11 AM
I'm the biggest Louis CK fan in the universe, seen all his specials countless times, seen him live 4 times, but I have never heard this until yesterday. Holy shit :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CJkiwXcvaA
RIP Patrice

theruiner
12-09-2011, 12:11 PM
Dude, his bit about that word and Huckleberry Finn that he did on his show was absolutely hilarious. Unfortunately, I've only found one copy on Youtube and it's terrible quality, otherwise I would post it. It honestly might be one of his funniest bits (which is saying something).

But yeah, Louis is amazing. My favorite comic by far, and I don't think there's anyone out there today who even comes close to being as funny (that I've seen). Chappelle comes pretty close though, I have to say. But Louis is still the best around.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go get a Cinnabon.

imail724
12-09-2011, 12:19 PM
Yes with the hot jizz

and yes, Louis reading Tom Sawyer to his daughters is fucking hilarious.

theruiner
12-09-2011, 01:16 PM
She's probably got a bunch of tumors in her head.

theruiner
12-09-2011, 10:54 PM
I was not that crazy about Hilarious, but it has a couple of really great jokes in there. His joke about guys who do the "jerking off" hand gesture is one of the funniest jokes I've ever heard/seen in my life. That phrase gets thrown around a lot, but truly, that really was maybe in my top three in terms of how hard I laughed. And it just kept going and going and I couldn't stop.

Plus, *spoiler for Hilarious*: That joke about fucking the dead kid was maybe the most offensive and one of the funniest jokes I've ever, ever heard. Even for Louis CK, that's pretty fucking out there. And that's saying something.

bobbie solo
12-10-2011, 03:51 AM
I'm the biggest Louis CK fan in the universe, seen all his specials countless times, seen him live 4 times, but I have never heard this until yesterday. Holy shit :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CJkiwXcvaA
RIP Patrice

this never gets old. the balls on CK to say it. jeebus.

theruiner
12-10-2011, 04:05 AM
^^I've never heard that before! Oh my GOD, I can't believe he actually said that.

Jinsai
12-10-2011, 04:40 AM
I love Louis CK...

But I was going to pick up the Louie Season 1 blu ray box, and I heard it's still got censored bleeps? Can anyone confirm that?

imail724
12-10-2011, 12:15 PM
https://buy.louisck.net/

Harry Seaward
12-10-2011, 05:11 PM
"To those who might wish to "torrent" this video: look, I don't really get the whole "torrent" thing. I don't know enough about it to judge either way. But I'd just like you to consider this: I made this video extremely easy to use against well-informed advice. I was told that it would be easier to torrent the way I made it, but I chose to do it this way anyway, because I want it to be easy for people to watch and enjoy this video in any way they want without "corporate" restrictions. Please bear in mind that I am not a company or a corporation. I'm just some guy. I paid for the production and posting of this video with my own money. I would like to be able to post more material to the fans in this way, which makes it cheaper for the buyer and more pleasant for me. So, please help me keep this being a good idea. I can't stop you from torrenting; all I can do is politely ask you to pay your five little dollars, enjoy the video, and let other people find it in the same way."

Cool stuff, I'd certainly buy it if I could spare the bandwidth space.

theruiner
12-10-2011, 06:10 PM
I love that Louis did it this way. It makes me want to buy a copy for everyone I know, just to support him. I can't, unfortunately, because I'm broke, but I wish I could. I hope it doesn't backfire on him. It would suck for him to do something cool for his fans and then have it turn out bad.

matt925
12-10-2011, 07:14 PM
I love that Louis did it this way. It makes me want to buy a copy for everyone I know, just to support him. I can't, unfortunately, because I'm broke, but I wish I could. I hope it doesn't backfire on him. It would suck for him to do something cool for his fans and then have it turn out bad.

An hour ago he posted "I want to thank the living fuck out of everyone who is buying the special." on twitter. I'm guessing it's going pretty well. Downloading mine right now.

orestes
12-10-2011, 08:28 PM
The last ten minutes or so are golden, especially the part about men and women's differing p.o.v. of sex.

theruiner
12-10-2011, 08:36 PM
^^I'm insanely jealous of you right now. I probably won't be able to watch it for a few days.
Cool stuff, I'd certainly buy it if I could spare the bandwidth space.I could be wrong, but I believe if you buy it you can stream it or download it. In fact, I believe you actually get both, so you can always go back and download it later if you want.

And Louis posted another outtake from the special. Again, NSFW:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8deqeqoWtQk&feature=player_embedded

imail724
12-10-2011, 10:00 PM
I could be wrong, but I believe if you buy it you can stream it or download it. In fact, I believe you actually get both, so you can always go back and download it later if you want. this is true



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Harry Seaward
12-10-2011, 10:17 PM
I could be wrong, but I believe if you buy it you can stream it or download it. In fact, I believe you actually get both, so you can always go back and download it later if you want.

Streaming takes up bandwidth as well. I'm limited to 15GB up/down total per month. Feels bad, man.

Harry Seaward
12-12-2011, 01:00 PM
Louis is doing an AMA on reddit if anyone is interested.

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/n9tef/hi_im_louis_ck_and_this_is_a_thing/

theruiner
12-12-2011, 08:39 PM
^^I love how he said that he makes enough from standup now that he could keep the price really low on his special and that he wanted to keep it low for his fans.

Whatever respect I had for him before (which was immense) has just gone up again. I really do appreciate when an artist actually does something cool for his/her fans (see Trent) instead of shitting on them and/or not seeming to give a flying crap (see Tool). He could have easily sold this for ten bucks and made a really nice profit, but it sounds like he really did have his fans in mind.

Also, he said he will probably do another special this way, release it for five bucks again, and if he can make enough money from that he'll go and make another movie with it. So awesome.

Harry Seaward
12-12-2011, 08:42 PM
^^I love how he said that he makes enough from standup now that he could keep the price really low on his special and that he wanted to keep it low for his fans.

Whatever respect I had for him before (which was immense) has just gone up again. I really do appreciate when an artist actually does something cool for his/her fans (see Trent) instead of shitting on them and/or not seeming to give a flying crap (see Tool). He could have easily sold this for ten bucks and made a really nice profit, but it sounds like he really did have his fans in mind.

Also, he said he will probably do another special this way, release it for five bucks again, and if he can make enough money from that he'll go and make another movie with it. So awesome.

I don't see why no one else does this. I'm sure it cost absolutely nothing to film and put online, and he's got to be making a shit ton off of it. And every dime goes directly to him. I don't understand what's so difficult about that.

Fixer808
12-13-2011, 07:07 PM
I just experienced my his TV show for the first time last night (also my first experience with HIM) and it was fucking hilarious. It was followed by Parks and Recreation, and 30 Rock, so all in all, awesome TV night.

october_midnight
12-13-2011, 07:18 PM
Just watched the special. Favorite part was him explaining losing at Monopoly to his youngest daughter. Best part by far.

theruiner
12-13-2011, 07:28 PM
I just experienced my his TV show for the first time last night (also my first experience with HIM) and it was fucking hilarious. It was followed by Parks and Recreation, and 30 Rock, so all in all, awesome TV night.Dude, you've gotta check out Chewed Up. It's way funnier than his show. Which is not a knock on his show, I actually really liked the first season (still making my way through the second, but I'm a little more lukewarm), but I think it's half as funny as his standup.

orestes
12-13-2011, 07:57 PM
Just watched the special. Favorite part was him explaining losing at Monopoly to his youngest daughter. Best part by far.

That, my friend, is a metaphor for adult life!

heroicraptor
12-13-2011, 09:10 PM
That was amazing.

Harry Seaward
12-13-2011, 11:08 PM
He posted more information on his site. https://buy.louisck.net/statement

Apparently, so far, he's made $200,000 profit. He considers it a success and will continue this sales model in the future.

What surprised me was how much money he put into it. I guess he had to pay a lot for his site and server space and whatnot. I still don't know how the production for the video costs $170,000, but whatever. Good for him.

theimage13
12-13-2011, 11:29 PM
I'd never heard of him until today, when I heard him as a guest on Fresh Air. They played a clip from his latest "comedy" special, and frankly, he came off sounding like the biggest douche bag in the world. Bragging about flying first class (because he's a "professional asshole"), telling stories about seeing soldiers being sent off to war in shitty coach seats, then laughing at the idea that he could swap seats with them - but never even actually thought of acting on it.

What a fucking dick. There's nothing even remotely humorous about that.

Harry Seaward
12-13-2011, 11:37 PM
Uh maybe you should listen to more of his work...

Also, maybe those soldiers shouldn't have signed up for war. I find that humorous, selling your life to the highest bidding corporation.

theruiner
12-14-2011, 12:02 AM
Yeah, I'm with Harry. You've got to hear more of his work. I haven't heard that bit yet, but I can already sort of picture it in Louis' voice/tone, and I don't think you understand his persona enough to know what he's going for. I'm not saying that to sound pretentious; I'm saying that honestly, because reading that as a huge fan of his and knowing all of his past work, it sort of puts that joke into context and I don't think he means it the way you understood it. I think a lot of Louis' work could be incredibly offensive out of context. You have to get a feel for his humor and sort of understand the way his mind works before you can really understand what he's getting at.

Which, frankly, I think is the same for a lot of comics. I've heard comedians say that you kind of have to take the audience on a journey during your hour long set. You can't just come out guns blazing with the craziest shit in your arsenal, because it will turn people off. You have to slowly build up to it, give them context, give them an idea of how you view the world, and only then, once you're pretty deep into things, can you start pulling out the really "offensive" stuff because then they're sort of on board for the ride now. If you hear some clip out of context on a show, having never heard Louis' comedy before, it's going to be off-putting.

Harry Seaward
12-14-2011, 12:13 AM
^ Exactly. Out of context, that whole Tracy Morgan fiasco just sounded like a black guy on a stage screaming about killing faggots.

theruiner
12-14-2011, 12:16 AM
God, I don't mean to come off like a pretentious twat, but the more I've become interested in comedy and learning more about the art form, the more I understand things like that. My initial reaction to that was that Tracy Morgan was an asshole, but then I heard Joe Rogan talking about it and explaining what may have happened and it made a lot more sense.

bobbie solo
12-14-2011, 02:35 AM
I'd never heard of him until today, when I heard him as a guest on Fresh Air. They played a clip from his latest "comedy" special, and frankly, he came off sounding like the biggest douche bag in the world. Bragging about flying first class (because he's a "professional asshole"), telling stories about seeing soldiers being sent off to war in shitty coach seats, then laughing at the idea that he could swap seats with them - but never even actually thought of acting on it.

What a fucking dick. There's nothing even remotely humorous about that.

you lose sir.

theruiner
02-06-2012, 07:56 PM
I finally got around to checking out Live at the Beacon Theater, and damn...absolutely hilarious. Not as good as Chewed Up or Shameless, but definitely in the same ball park. Way better than Hilarious (which, save for two or three jokes, was pretty much a complete dud). I was a bit worried after watching that one that this one might be a disappointment too, but I was completely wrong.

PooPooMeowChow
02-07-2012, 01:51 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CJkiwXcvaA


A nigger was being a nigger so they called him a nigger?

that's comedy?

bobbie solo
02-07-2012, 11:35 PM
the humor was in him knowing the complete ignorance and stupidity of that statement, but saying it anyway to a black guy for shock value, who had just finished up a fairly intelligent statement about the origin of the word kike. So instead, Louis CK kinda interrupts him and goes in the complete opposite direction.

theruiner
02-07-2012, 11:58 PM
Yup. It was all about shock value and, God help me, I laughed my ass off.

That being said, I do totally understand where someone could be offended by his use of that word (both here and in his stand-up).


Edit: Actually, I wouldn't say it was entirely about shock value, but that was definitely about half of it. The other half was the joke itself. But I can't quite articulate exactly what the joke was. Like, I know what he was doing there, but I can't figure out how to word it. Anyway, my point is that the humor wasn't derived entirely from shock value.

PooPooMeowChow
02-08-2012, 12:52 AM
My impression is he just blurted it out to be funny, and it was totally funny. But I believe comedy is an art form so it should have something behind it, like a movie or a book need an interesting story.
He wants to entertain people and he's good at it. If you enjoy him, great. To me Louis is the Transformers movies of comedy. Loud, in your face and fun but at the end of the week there's barely anything to remember.

theruiner
02-08-2012, 01:20 AM
First, to be fair, this was just a throw-away joke that he came up with off the top of his head in the middle of a radio interview. This wasn't a bit he had been working on for months and crafting and honing until it was just right. So this isn't really a joke that can be judged the same way you would judge his actual bits.

Secondly, I think comedy is an art form, too. And I appreciate, and love, when comedians have something to say besides just making jokes. I still think George Carlin is probably the best stand-up who ever lived, and that was part of the reason. But whether or not one infuses political/social commentary into their humor or is just trying to get laughs, I think it's an art form either way. You can argue about the importance of it (I would say they're both important, albeit in different ways) but I don't think you can say it's not an art form. Even comedians who are just trying to be funny and aren't making a grand statement still work for years and years and years to get good and still put in a huge amount of work to get their routines just right.

Third, Louis absolutely is way deeper than you give him credit for. One of his big themes is the way our society takes things for granted. (http://tinyurl.com/cou86z) He's also talked about gay marriage (http://tinyurl.com/7btxnpp), religion (http://tinyurl.com/6nlv32m) and white privilege. (http://tinyurl.com/7aol4dt) And that's just off the top of my head. And that's just his stand up; that doesn't even include the stuff he's delved into on his show.

PooPooMeowChow
02-08-2012, 10:20 AM
I should have said I have not seen a lot of his stuff but what I have seen I haven't liked. I just don't find it funny when some one simply says something like shitty dick nipples or bag of dicks.
To me there are two types of comedians, messengers and jesters(some are both). I haven't seen anything from him that fits him with the first group, so for me he's in the latter.

theruiner
02-08-2012, 01:27 PM
Well, you're wrong about him. And you've admitted you haven't seen much of his stuff, so you are really jumping the gun on making a judgement call. And I outlined in my last post a whole bunch of topics that prove he's much deeper than that, and again, that's just stuff off the top of my head.

imail724
02-08-2012, 06:08 PM
The way he says "oh god, I love being white" fucking KILLS me every time!

theruiner
02-08-2012, 06:31 PM
^^"If it was an option, I would re-up every year!"

imail724
02-08-2012, 07:37 PM
"the year 2? I don't even know what was happening then but I'm sure when I got there they'd say "right this way, sir, we have a table right here""

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danebraddy
02-08-2012, 08:20 PM
This is one of the many reasons I love Louis.
He asks Donald Rumsfeld, if he and Dick Cheney are lizards who eat humans:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dK8Y2nO_8TM

Morad
02-08-2012, 11:49 PM
Louis C.K. is one of the most truthful and sincere comedians out there. I don't think anything he does is for shock value. Instead, he says things that the audience feels and knows and has already experienced and has consciously chosen to repress. Every gasp I hear in the audience when Louie is doing a show isn't a gasp of "shock" but of surprise that somebody actually had the guts to say something every body had subdued within themselves.

When he does that first class joke or talks about soldiers on a plane, you respond with it in disgust because you've been told to feel that way by every norm surrounding you - everything we do is out of a norm after all. Louis C.K. just deconstructs those norms, and says what is actually on his mind. It's not a politically-correct form of comedy, but it isn't "shock" either. It's honest instead. It's things everybody feels but is afraid to say out loud. "I think recycling great... but fuck, I can't be bothered." Who hasn't said that? Of course, some norms are for the best or just morally right, but that doesn't mean we do them, but most people try to cover that up and lie to themselves more than anyone else that they do. That's Louie's job: to not lie... and it's funny because we see a part of him in every one of us (and because he's fucking funny).

When he says "I hope so-and-so dies" and he says it with such anger and desperation in his face, you know that he's being truthful and you know that you've been there too, feeling those same feelings. It's not about jokes to Louie - even though every joke of his still has a punch-line - it's about all the weird and wacky shit that happen in everyday life, which we just ignore; all the little things that matter, and all those moments where you, "God dammit, I hate this", which in reality is quite funny, but you don't really notice it. It's the same kind of fantastic and groundbreaking Larry David comedy, and I find it hilarious and beautiful.

If that's not informative or the job of a "messenger" I don't know what is. And that is not even a good branching of comedy and comedians anyway. Comedy is many things - conveying a socio-political message is one of them. You can't relegate comedy to a mere two-branched ideal that basically certifies whether you're a Bill Hicks or a Jerry Seinfeld. They are both funny, in different ways, for different reasons.

If anybody hasn't listened to it, by the way, Bill Simmons (!) had a fantastic interview with Louis C.K. on his podcast a few months ago which I truly recommend. Also, since it's kind of the heart of comedy-related interviews nowadays, the WTF with Marc Maron episode with Louis is fantastic too.

theruiner
02-08-2012, 11:58 PM
^^That's probably my favorite WTF episode ever. That and the one with Mike DeStefano.

And I absolutely agree with everything you said, except for one thing. I do think that, every once in awhile, he says something shocking just for the sake of it. Most of the time, it's exactly what you said: acknowledging and putting a spotlight on something people really think or do that we try to suppress in ourselves. But sometimes it is just about being shocking (there's one specific joke in the new special I'm thinking of that I think really is just to be shocking. But it's also really, really funny, though not the norm for him).

Morad
02-09-2012, 12:14 AM
I do think that, every once in awhile, he says something shocking just for the sake of it. Most of the time, it's exactly what you said: acknowledging and putting a spotlight on something people really think or do that we try to suppress in ourselves. But sometimes it is just about being shocking (there's one specific joke in the new special I'm thinking of that I think really is just to be shocking. But it's also really, really funny, though not the norm for him).

Absolutely. You're right. Sometimes he just wants to be a troll and it's amazing. What I meant to say that at its purest and most basic, Louis' comedy is less about shock and more surprising because of the limits we've put on ourselves in daily life.

One of the best trolling I've seen was how in the last special he just blurted out "Babies... They can be deformed, one could have three eyes, seven legs... Hell, they could even be Chinese." Or the part where he talks about maybe masturbating in a schoolyard. Oh God, I love him.

If you haven't listened to it, that Bill Simmons interview (http://es.pn/cDgAPQ) is pretty great too. My favorite WTF though is probably the one with Norm Macdonald. It was so deep and insightful that I was actually shocked by it. WTF's definitely my favorite podcast. I always look forward to it. I'll surely check out the Mike DeStefano one! I've never heard of him actually.

theruiner
02-09-2012, 12:22 AM
One of the best trolling I've seen was how in the last special he just blurted out "Babies... They can be deformed, one could have three eyes, seven legs... Hell, they could even be Chinese."That was it. That was the one I was referring to. I couldn't remember how it went, so I didn't post it.


If you haven't listened to it, that Bill Simmons interview (http://es.pn/cDgAPQ) is pretty great too. My favorite WTF though is probably the one with Norm Macdonald. It was so deep and insightful that I was actually shocked by it. WTF's definitely my favorite podcast. I always look forward to it. I'll surely check out the Mike DeStefano one! I've never heard of him actually.I'll have to check out that Simmons interview. And yeah, I like WTF, but I only listen when it's a guest I like.

neorev
02-09-2012, 09:24 AM
Did you guys watch that special with Ricky Gervais sitting down with Louis CK, Chris Rock, and Jerry Seinfeld?

It was pretty funny. Louis came off the most sincere and genuine actually. Chris Rock just seemed uncomfortable. And Jerry came off kinda pompous.

But still a very funny sitdown and interview

theruiner
02-13-2012, 02:50 AM
^^That was a really interesting special.

So...Louis won a Grammy. (http://www.cinemablend.com/pop/Louis-CK-Wins-Grammy-Best-Comedy-Album-39480.html)

theruiner
06-25-2012, 10:27 PM
So, um...if you want to see Louis on tour this fall, I would suggest heading over to his website (http://www.louisck.net) as quickly as possible. He just announced the tour today, but all the tickets appear to be on sale already.

On the plus side- $45 a ticket, no Ticketmaster, no taxes, no additional fees, it's all through Louis' website and his website alone. And if anyone tries to sell it for higher than face value, he cancels their ticket and refunds them their purchase price, so scalpers are basically fucked. Which is awesome.

Torgo
06-26-2012, 03:55 AM
Wow. No Los Angeles show?....

theruiner
06-26-2012, 04:03 AM
That is really weird. Maybe he'll announce one later.

theruiner
06-29-2012, 05:15 AM
Double post. Sorry.

So I finally finished season two of Louie. I had four episodes to go and it took me, like, six months before I could finally watch them, but I ended up watching all of them tonight. I didn't even intend to watch all four, but I just couldn't stop. What a great, great show. "Airport" actually made me cry. I think that's the first time this show has made me cry. That actually might be one of my absolute favorite episodes of the series now. Absolutely fantastic.

ManBurning
06-29-2012, 04:31 PM
Sad there are no canadian stops on his new tour, this guy is HILARIOUS! Best comedian around these days, for sure.

Magtig
09-21-2012, 11:51 PM
No one is talking about the last episode!?

*SPOILERS*

I thought it was the best episode of Louie yet. It felt like a revelation watching Louie get some confidence, and yell from the street at Letterman.

Plus the scene where he tried to make David Lynch laugh was ridiculously hilarious. Who the hell saw that coming? haha

theruiner
09-22-2012, 10:09 PM
Wow. No Los Angeles show?....
Oh, wow. I'm way late on this, but I actually do have an explanation. In some interview they asked Louis about that, and he said since he was foregoing Ticketmaster and selling tickets entirely on his own this tour, a lot of venues that have exclusive deals with TM wouldn't have him, so he had to find alternative venues. He said in L.A. he just couldn't find a good venue that wasn't contracted with TM or was willing to work with his ticketing constraints, I guess, so he had to skip it this time. He did say he hopes that, if this tour does well, maybe he'll have an easier time finding a venue in L.A. next time.

Corvus T. Cosmonaut
01-17-2013, 02:12 AM
So anyway I just finally started watching Louie and I'm most of the way through season two and it's easily one of the best five shows on TV.

WHY DID YOU NOT TELL ME SOONER

profane
01-17-2013, 06:12 AM
So anyway I just finally started watching Louie and I'm most of the way through season two and it's easily one of the best five shows on TV.

WHY DID YOU NOT TELL ME SOONER

Then wait until you see season 3 it blows the first 2 out of the water.

Jinsai
04-30-2013, 10:52 PM
surprised nobody bumped this to discuss the big HBO standup special he just did. I thought it was good, but that it had a surprising amount of strange dud jokes, the kind you usually don't find in his standup. The bit about the shark not knowing that people can see its fin? The strange extended bit about the old lady flushing her dog down the toilet and shitting on it etc...

Overall, awesome as expected though

blackholesun
05-01-2013, 12:00 AM
I didn't think it was as consistently funny as his previous stand up specials, but it was still really funny. Maybe it was the circle stage? I'd still say he's still got it.

Excited for Louie Season 4, but that's still a year away.

imail724
05-01-2013, 12:45 AM
surprised nobody bumped this to discuss the big HBO standup special he just did. I thought it was good, but that it had a surprising amount of strange dud jokes, the kind you usually don't find in his standup. The bit about the shark not knowing that people can see its fin? The strange extended bit about the old lady flushing her dog down the toilet and shitting on it etc...

Overall, awesome as expected though

I was dying at the part about the shark. Different strokes

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kdrcraig
05-01-2013, 08:09 AM
I liked the shark bit as well. It was a good special, not quite as hilarious as his other specials but those would be hard to match.

Broadbent
05-14-2014, 06:25 PM
The 4 episodes so far this season have been hilarious and uncomfortable all at the same time. This show has genius writing and simple beautiful cinematography. BUT I MISS THE DAMN THEME SONG!!! so here it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-5Y5PX2qHQ

Leviathant
05-14-2014, 07:34 PM
This show sure has a way of making me remember I'm not actually dead inside, even though I probably deserve to be.

imail724
08-28-2014, 02:10 PM
http://www.vanityfair.com/vf-hollywood/2014/08/zach-galifianakis-louis-ck-tv-show-baskets

theruiner
01-27-2015, 03:08 PM
Louis just released a brand new special on his website. Once again just five bucks. Can't wait to watch it!

kleiner
01-27-2015, 09:38 PM
That might be my favorite he's done, maybe even better than Houston.

Collin
01-30-2015, 01:06 AM
Bought and watched the new special today. Generally pretty good but not his best. It actually felt like a club show in the sense that it seemed like he was trying some of those bits out for the first and doing some riffing. (I'm sure that it wasn't actually improvised but it kinda had that vibe).
I know that was his intent with the hour but it felt unsatisfying compared to his other recent specials. There definitely seemed to be some undercooked bits in there, especially for Louis. The closer was shockingly weak, too, which is like a comedy beginner mistake. Still, I find Louis really compelling and it's still got a lotta laughs packed in. Easily worth the $5. (Funny, I was gonna pirate it too but he literary begs you to not to torrent it his website which compelled me to buy it for his self awareness alone. Smart move.) Plus, the baby airplane section and the bat story were both hysterical. Also, his show is still the best on TV.

imail724
01-30-2015, 09:23 AM
I thought the same thing about the closing joke. Why didn't he close with the bat or rat story? I honestly don't even remember what he closed with, but I remember thinking "that's it? He's done?"

Sarah K
01-30-2015, 09:26 AM
I saw him at MSG last weekend. I was super close - Row 13. Somehow, sitting in MSG felt like we were still in a tiny club. It was also my first time at MSG, which is just a beautiful place. It feels weird to say that about an arena. But it is.

It was great. I'm assuming it's the same thing that was just released, or pretty close to it.

r_k_f
01-30-2015, 10:07 PM
The 4 episodes so far this season have been hilarious and uncomfortable all at the same time. This show has genius writing and simple beautiful cinematography. BUT I MISS THE DAMN THEME SONG!!!

When they redid the show intro in this I was dying....

http://youtu.be/kpsUrLi6H_U

Jinsai
01-31-2015, 01:13 AM
man.... I'm an idiot. I was intending to go the show at the Forum... for some reason I thought it was in March. I'm really sad about that... I still haven't seen this guy live, and in stand-up comedy circles, I feel like I just missed out on my chance to see The Beatles play Shea Stadium.

theruiner
01-31-2015, 11:43 AM
I watched the new special last night and really enjoyed it. It was most definitely not his best, but it certainly wasn't his worst, either (that honor goes to Hilarious which I LITERALLY laughed at only twice). This was probably somewhere in the middle if I had to rank them.

Anyway, well worth watching if you're a fan of his. The bit about the baby was the funniest part of the special by FAR. Holy FUCK that was hilarious. But I didn't laugh that hard at any of the rest of it (though there were still plenty of laughs). As others have mentioned, some of it definitely did feel undercooked or even straight up improvised (the bit where he's speaking as the southern belle comes to mind- not funny at all and just went on way too long. Really bizarre and not in a good way).

Anyway, like I said, I still really enjoyed it and I think it's worth watching but still not his best.