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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.
No es mejor que el especial en el Beacon Theatre, pero aquí se ve un Louis C.K. formando su material que poco a poco se volvería glorioso. Destacan los bits sobre aviación, los pensamientos estúpidos y sobre "cosas horribles para que el público se moleste y yo me ría de ellos."
Best bit: "Pig Newtons" and the part, "Take a bite of the cookie. Does it taste like a pork cookie, motherfucker? I don't think so. Why would they call it a 'Pig Newton'? Oh, it tastes like figs. Fucking interesting, isn't that?"
After a few specials and several attempts at watching his show, apparently he's not for me.
Titled appropriately. www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9wf3mxRL5o
I've seen each of his specials at least 5 times each and they never, ever get old.
There's a lot of crass, gross-out body humor in this special. I thought he was most on point when he went off on "white people problems" and the rant where he criticizes people who hit their kids.
Louis C.K. continues to be one of the best comedians currently working and one of the best to ever stand on the stage.
5 "Hilaaaaaaaaaarious"'s out of 5
"Hitler killed way too many jews, let's leave it at that."
Part of me hates the fact that Louis CK gets on stage and says out loud all of the things I think to myself but try to filter out. Apparently, I would be hilarious if I didn't.
My favorites from the 2010's.