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Thursday, January 05, 2012
1678 - Louis C.K.: Hilarious
I'm starting to sound like a broken record, but I love this man. This might be my favourite of his specials so far. I love his stuff on perspective, how people bitch about stuff that doesn't matter, how they're so hard done by. I think what I like about Louis is that the same stuff that annoys the hell out of him about people annoys the hell out of me as well. We live in a time where people bitch about stuff just so they have something to talk about. Everyone feels like they have to have a shitty day story. Everything's great, but no body is happy. He's got some amazing stuff on child raising in this volume that speaks to me in a way that makes me wonderfully uncomfortable. I can't think of a single thing that he's said in this or any of his specials that I can't get behind entirely. What Louis does that I don't see any other comic doing is that he calls people on their shit, I know that he's made me think twice about the way I act in some situations. Louis is holding a mirror up to our society and saying "look how ridiculous you all are - are you aware of how you come off, how you're perceived? It doesn't have to be this way…"
I can't recommend Louis CK or his comedy highly enough. For me he's without a doubt my favourite comic, and I think the strongest one working today. I'll watch anything he's part of without a second thought. You should too.