Two years ago, Louis C.K. was every comedian’s favorite comedian, but known mostly in the mainstream as the guy who Dane Cook stole jokes from, or possibly for his “Everything is Amazing and Nobody is Happy” routine that made the YouTube rounds in a big way after he performed it on Conan’s show.  His recurring role as Officer Dave in Season Two of Parks and Recreation game him some more exposure last year.  Now, he stars in, writes, directs, and edits his own series on FX and just picked up three Emmy nominations.  (One for Best Actor in a Comedy and two writing nominations, one for the series and one for his most recent stand-up special.)  He’s incredibly funny and a meticulous comedian, and his Louie just isn’t like anything else on TV.

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3 Responses to Louis C.K. – Turning Farts into Gold

  1. Myndi says:

    Great review…this show is very hard to describe beyond the fleeting Seinfeld similarity and I think you’ve done it well. It really does have to be seen to be believed. I love how Louis doesn’t care to follow any conventions. On a recent talk show appearance, he said that season he had a brother, and now the brother’s just gone, and he now has two sisters, both of whom we’ve already seen this season. Continuity, be damned! He says all the stuff no one will say.

  2. Mrs. Weber says:

    I never thought about the Seinfeld similarity – nice catch. I also love Louie – he definitely can push boundaries on the show at times, but it’s done in such a brilliant manner that you can’t help but giggle. I watched it a ton when my baby girl would get up in the middle of the night – it’s the best thing on at 3 a.m. Great piece, EJ!

  3. EJ says:

    Thanks, Mrs. Weber and Myndi! You know, on the DVD he talks about his TV brother. Basically, he really likes the actor, but since he doesn’t have a brother in real life, he can’t think of any more stories for him. He’s like the 21st Century Chuck Cunningham!

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