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Louis C.K.: Hilarious
With a simple “Hello, everybody,” television writer and stand-up comedian Louis C.K. opens his latest live show, Hilarious. This harmless salutation is the least-controversial thing that comes out of Louis C.K.’s mouth as he turns rants on everyday subjects (impatient people, his weight, fatherhood) into hilarious, expletive-laden diatribes where nothing is sacred—not even (gasp!) his children. Who else can name-check Ray Charles and Adolph Hitler in the same breath and elicit a chorus of raucous laughter? Louis C.K. says what’s on his mind, even at the risk of offending, but his “I don’t give a f**k” attitude makes his irreverent brand of humor especially endearing and relatable. His self-deprecating style elevates his filmed live show to a form of therapy, where we, too, can get comic relief from some pretty warped subjects. At one point, Louis C.K. asks, “Where do you draw the line?” With him, there is no line.
If any other comedian had titled their special "Hilarious", it would sound egotistical and pretentious.
Coming from Louis C.K., it's the honest truth.
Louis C.K. reminds me of an old man who sits on his porch and gets enjoyment from ranting about society and yelling at teenagers. However, there are two major differences:
1. Louis C.K. is younger
2. Louis C.K. is funnier
3. Louis C.K. understands the generation he is criticizing.
Wait, that's three differences? Well, that analogy went well.....
Louis C.K. certainly has a knack for properly naming his stand up shows.
Film 6 on my Watched With the Wife list.
Over the last few years Louis C.K. has become one of my favorite comedians. His show Louie is really good, and his stand-up specials are consistently funny. His special from 2010 Hilarious is no exception. It's funny for the entire hour and twenty minute runtime. It actually gets funnier as it goes along which is certainly a good thing. Louis C.K. is probably the best American comic working today. His jokes are relevant and very funny. That's about the best you can ask for in a stand-up comedian.
Ron's recommendation: If you're in need of a good laugh, See it!
Louis CK takes on a variety of topics in his concert film HILARIOUS. Filmed at Milwaukee's Pabst Theater, Louis CK takes on many topics like American problems that aren't really problems, parenthood, and being newly single. Pretty funny stuff (I think Louis would like my restraint not using the word 'hilarious'). Recommended for Louie fans.
Louie at his most personal and self-deprecating. I'm assuming most of this comes from the fact that this was his first comedy special after his divorce. Fortunately, great comedy comes from tragedy, because this is the best current stand-up comedian doing his best work. During the final twenty minutes, I was laughing so hard that I was sweating profusely from my forehead. Amazing.
Although I didn't have tears streaming down my face (I came close a couple of times), I still thought it was great.
Anyone with young children will identify with his stuff about his girls.
Our son gets up to the same things. However, he has never stared us down and taken a shit on the carpet.
Not as funny as the first time I saw it but it's still hilarious
Louis C.K.: Hilarious shattered my mind and made me homeless.
"We're all just so mad. "I hate my phone. It sucks." No it doesn't!! The shittiest cell phone in the world is a miracle. Your life sucks around the phone."
This special is well titled.
Still recovering from Daisy Diamond.
"Here’s how my brain works. It’s stupidity followed by self-hatred and then further analysis. It’s not a very efficient system of thought."
Hitler killed too many Jews. Ray Charles hardly killed any Jews at all.
Louis C.K. is the greatest.
Really funny stuff. Like all the best comics, his jokes also function as effective social commentary. His bits on parenting and self entitlement hit hardest.
A list of all the stand-up specials i saw.
If you want feel free to leave suggestions.
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