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Louis C.K. Live in Houston (10/19/12) – a short review


I love Louis C.K.’s standup, and am a big fan of his television show. Hell, I thought Lucky Louie on HBO was great too, and it was a real shame it was cancelled after one season. So, when I found out he was out touring, I had to get tickets.

Recently, Louis started a trend in where comedians began releasing their new material online for a very low fee, oftentimes also free of DRM (Digital Rights Management).  He took it a step further and said that on this tour, all tickets were going to be going for the same rate (about 45 bucks each), and it’s first come, first purchase. To me, that’s such an unusual and great thing to do, considering the skyrocketing fees of concert tickets. And, as a result, his tour has been sold out for months.

So, after a pretty tough couple of midterm exams, I was ready to get away for a couple of days, and this show was the perfect excuse. Why is that?

If you are at a comedy show and you’re laughing so hard and so long you feel like almost passing out, then it’s been a great show. I now know that feeling. From beginning to end, Louis had the audience in the palm of his hand. There’s something about his delivery, but he really draws you into each and every anecdote. You’re there as he’s trying to get an elderly lady up on her feet at the airport, you’re there in his room when he thinks a ghost is poking him in the chest, you’re there as he’s eating a pastry and accepting that that’s how things are just supposed to be.

All of the material on this tour is brand new, and it works so very well. I think the show was about two hours long, he came out and did a short encore, and then his second show was going to start shortly after that. Crazy.

There are very few folks I would drive 6 hours to see, and he’s in that short list for very good reason.

So, if you managed to get tickets, you’re going to have a great time. If you didn’t, well that’s a complete bummer, man 😦

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