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Louis CK: Lincoln sketch (SNL)

January 23, 2013 Leave a comment

I just felt like sharing this today… the genius of CK.

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Louis C.K. on hosting SNL and Hurricane Sandy (email share)

November 3, 2012 Leave a comment

I got this email from his mailing list today and wanted to share it:

Hello.  Its louis here.  I’m clacking this to you on my phone in my dressing room here at studio 8H, right in 30 rockefeller center, in Manhattan, new york city, new york, america, world, current snapshot of all existence everywhere.

Tonight I’m hosting Saturday Night Live, something I zero ever in my life saw happening to me. And yet here it is completely most probably happening (I mean, ANYTHING could NOT happen.  So we’ll see).

I’ve been working here all week with the cast, crew, producers and writers of SNL, and with Lorne Michaels. Such a great and talented group of people.

And here we are in the middle of New York City, which was just slammed by a hurricane, leaving behind so much trouble, so much difficulty and trauma, which everyone here is still dealing with every day.

Last night we shot some pre-tape segments in greenwich Village, which was pitch black dark for blocks and blocks, as it has been for a week now.

Its pretty impossible to describe walking through these city streets in total darkness.  It can’t even be called a trip through time, because as long as new york has lived, its been lit. By electricity, gas lamps, candlelight, kerosene.  But this was pitch black, street after street, corner round corner. And for me, the village being the very place that made me into a comedian and a man, to walk through the heart of it and feel like, in a way, it was dead.   I can’t tell you how that felt.  And you also had a palpable sense that inside each dark window was a family or a student or an artist or an old woman living alone, just being int he dark and waiting for the day to come back. Like we were all having one big sleep over, but not so much fun as that.

This is how a lot of the city is still.  I know people in queens, brooklyn, Staten Island, new jersey, all over, are not normal yet.  And not normal is hard.

And here at 30 rock, these folks are working so hard this week.  There are kids in the studio every day, because members of the crew and staff had to bring them to work.   Many people are sharing lodging.  Everyone is tired.  But there’s this feeling here that we’ve got to put on a great show.  I’m sure it feels like that here every week.  But wow.  I feel really lucky to be sharing this time with these particular good folks here at SNL.

In about 5 hours we’ll be going on the air.   I’ll do a monologue.  And we’ll show you some sketches that we wrote and try to make you laugh.   I’m gonna look really dumb in some of this stuff.  But I don’t care. Its awfully worth it. And I’m really excited.

Anyway.  I just wanted to let you know.  If you watch the show tonight, when Don Pardo says my name and you see me walking out, all the shit in this email is what ill be thinking.  I’m a pretty lucky guy.   I hope you enjoy the show.


Louis C.K.

Live.  From new york.  Its saturday night.

One more reason why he’s such a cool guy and why I would drive six hours to see him perform live. Watch him tonight on SNL if you get a chance.

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

October 21, 2012 Leave a comment


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 😦

Eddie Izzard, Will Ferrel, Louis CK… an epic dinner

August 21, 2012 Leave a comment

Ileana Douglas and Jon Favreau included… so much comedy goodness in one place. It’s an old episode of IFC’s Dinner for Five, but worthy of a second viewing:

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