That is just perfect, beautifully phrased and hilarious.  And since then, I’ve had parents tell me that they know exactly what he means.  He’s saying something new and fresh, but something that resonates with people – that’s what the best comedians do.  He does the same thing with Louie.  It’s a show that nobody else could have created, because nobody else has Louis C.K.’s voice.  Louie is weird and nearly perfect, and easily one of TV’s best shows.  And I’m hoping he wins his Emmys, not only because he deserves them, but you just know that he’ll be able to turn that experience into an amazing stand-up routine.

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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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