It’s amazing how all the types of humor co-exist in a single series.  In one episode, Louie can go from bitterly funny to poignant and then stick the landing on TV’s greatest fart joke ever.  And Louis C.K. isn’t afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve – the second season premiere ended with a stand-up performance where he talked about his conflicting emotions at the birth of his first child:

“You look at the face of your beautiful, lovely child, and you think two things at the exact same time.  I love this kid so much that it’s changed my whole life.  I love other people more because of how much I love her.  I love people that died years ago – like, my love has traveled through time because of how much I love her and she loves me.  She’s completely given value to my life that didn’t exist before.  And I regret every decision that led to her birth.”

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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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