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"How Are There Not, Like, Fifty Murders Every Day at Disneyland?" Here is the brlliant Louis CK going on “Conan” last night and tossing off brilliant truths about the human condition. And don’t call it “material.” “Material” suggests there’s some kind of disingenuousness to it. No, what you’re watching here is a brilliant man at the peak of his considerable powers demonstrating his prolific ability to explore the profundity of life in the funniest way possible.
“ When I say awful things, I think it’s clear to the audience that I just stumbled into a terrible part of my brain. It’s just where my brain goes first. The difference is that I said it out loud. That’s all. It’s just a big excuse to say awful things. But people know that.”
That’s the brilliant comedian Louis CK talking to Pitchfork in advance of his excellent show “Louie” returning for its second season on Thursday night. And the quote above gets to the heart of CK’s comedy – he’s able to communicate the terrible things that your mind processes before it goes ahead and discards them, and that gives his comedy a depth and humanity that no one else can really touch right now.
“ I think it’s just fun to say things about her. She opens herself up to be a target. There’s something so self-assured about her. Everybody needs to have some self-doubt and acknowledgment that they don’t know what they’re doing and that life is more complicated than they understand. My objection to her is not political. It’s just aesthetic. It’s just humane. She’s perfectly evil to me, so I like making fun of her in ways that have nothing to do with who she really is.”
That’s legendary comedian Louis CK talking about Sarah Palin, and the thing about Palin is that you CANNOT reference her in nonpolitical terms. At this point, the former Alaska governor is a purely political entity, so much so that if you said “Sarah Palin likes applesauce,” people would immediately attach 90 different political meanings to it.
Tina Fey and Louis CK on D-bag Toddlers: In this week’s GQ, with one swear word bleeped because BLERG:
Louis C.K. has a classic line that it’s completely okay to call your kid an a**hole. What do you think?
I think that any person being an asshole deserves it. Especially toddlers—they’re total d-bags. You gotta let them know.
It’s funny because it’s not true! However, it is vitally important that you recognize when your kid deserves to be called out. If you do call your kid a schoolyard name, then it’s incumbent upon me or the other parents at Slope Park to inform you that it is in fact you who needs to be dressed down. And from there it’s just a vicious/dumb cycle.
“ I get the whole ‘desert’ and ‘higher power’ thing, but you shouldn’t have done 9/11. That wasn’t nice. You shouldn’t do anything to anybody that you wouldn’t want them to do to you. …Right? Would you want anybody to do a 9/11-y thing to you? I guess what I’m saying is, and maybe I’m oversimplifying things, but I think that 9/11 was a bullshit move? I don’t mean to offend you, but I think you’re an asshole.”
Louis CK to Osama Bin Laden in a dream.
whydoihaveablog: ‘Louis CK is the funniest person on television right now. And if you haven’t watched Louis CK: Shameless, then your life is lacking. It’s one of the most hilarious things I’ve ever seen. He really finds comedy in every little aspect of everything that is awful, and I love it.’
Yep. Watch the scene where Louie can’t get a stoner to admit there’s a joint in his hand. It’s a nice example of the general feeling of impotent anger in America.
"Louie" is like "Curb Your Enthusiasm" for people who actually want to like other people.