His standup routines can bring tears to his audience's eyes and sometimes -- -- their cheeks. Louis CK specializes. In a brand of comedy that sets out to shock sometimes embarrassed. Well ultimately... See More
His standup routines can bring tears to his audience's eyes and sometimes -- -- their cheeks. Louis CK specializes. In a brand of comedy that sets out to shock sometimes embarrassed. Well ultimately he would say searching for a grain of truth here's my co anchor Bill -- for our series seriously funny. And I want to rule book I -- crowd out. And everybody loves and every. Comedians who consider him the best in the game out of who hired sitters on a week night just. Hoping he might drop line after all this is the clubby enters at the beginning of his critically acclaimed hit show. This guy -- -- -- right. Yeah not so much prepare to be very disappointed with what's gonna follow -- -- is the hottest -- the moment told me a few hours before. He has no jokes Louie CK just tore up his entire killer acting starting from scratch. The few scribbled notes busboy and baby -- and a gut. Full of self doubt. Do you ever worry that that. There are finite number of jokes come -- yeah it terrifies me it's a constant -- -- -- -- constant worry but what -- -- wake up every joke -- come up with. I have this fear that -- the last one. To -- -- an admission from a guy with the greatest sitcom deal in the history of television -- -- I'm not wearing clothing and yeah. Here's how it works the suits and FX give him money and he makes a show. By himself no writers no executive producer no editor this is Louis exists. Yeah quarterback everything happens in this -- go to work that I do happens in here and this is. That's my laptop that I edited -- showing I write the whole show on this. And I -- the show on the. It's. Like -- -- and Curb Your Enthusiasm who minds the data diminution of New York City comic but unlike any show before. Louis is draw and pointless and brutally honest does. Not because she's a separate person from you. You're never gonna get the same things other peoples are going to be equals site and I happen ever in your life so -- -- polar that now OK laying bare every -- possible. In a divorce single dad. When I try to compete like well I'm loved her very you do now. -- -- -- -- -- -- You're you're you're -- -- thankful version I -- -- yeah. It's the same naked honesty fueling Louie CK lives at the beacon theater I want you to take my ashes. And sprinkle. Parents -- you. It's special he not only wrote produced and edited. But is also distributing himself on his website for five bucks a pop. Just you made himself -- Are you listening to that good let him. Long way from that first open Mike night as a suburban Boston teen -- Yeah I want ended amid a half I think he's close to five -- -- -- -- how I couldn't get through it. It was terrible terrible feeling. -- -- But he was so fascinated by his own discomfort he made -- a career. And a little -- driving through the night told jokes and holiday in bars and insulting amounts of money. It's like -- Agents. Yeah yeah. Here's a grinding after getting passed over when all -- -- -- -- -- -- live he bottomed out stop telling the same surged jokes. Started telling truth. Everybody -- that I encounter behind the counter gives me that lose jobs thoughts. Why we can't. Something happens where you just don't care or it's not the you don't care it's just you know. You just can't keep fake and -- been -- in fake and some people either Harden into sort of a glazed version of their -- cells. Or you leg going alright I -- -- I saw was some point I'm either going to. Stop this -- -- and do the wrong version of it. The more he stayed true who's got the better he did its quirky short films got -- writing gigs Conan O'Brien Chris Rock. But then Hollywood started to beat -- up. In -- creative control of his first film -- today and saw HBO killed lucky Louie. After a single season but he also become a dad in and a lesson for all the more he put kids first this year. Explode. Because they said I don't know new York and I only -- three and a half days week. Com I held out till I got this show -- work for the people and make my own schedule. That's why the -- could you talk about -- non sex life yeah. Certainly must be getting more game when I first got divorced -- -- it was fun. But and I quickly realized. You know you can when you're -- like there's a woman and I wanna have sex for their. But -- when your 44 you have a life -- kids you like there's a stranger in my -- that is not. -- And I think they're -- -- This is a nightmare I don't know her it's it's more of life making funny and that's all of this so. People that get successful inserts and will of course I am. You know on special night and that's. Your money your dirty monkeys and you -- the free -- didn't did pile of money. And it's gonna be on at some point -- back at the concept. And start from scratch. It is possible is eight Harvard in -- seemingly ignored. You can be at dinner with your friend and the -- boy is filled glasses here is that so that's where I hit it dead people living room. Thank you on this night is any indication -- -- -- have real. I like that I like. Attention when I don't really know that stuff yet. As long as he just keeps speaking that twisted money -- They'll have plenty of jokes that kill a similar policy and take care thanks very and -- extremely.
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