Louie (Louis C.K.'s show on FX)

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i just watched 6 episodes in a row on the FX website. i couldn't stop laughing. truly amazing. i couldn't find a thread! i searched, i swear.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 03:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

ah there is this old thread! sorry. that was kinda hard to find, to be honest. anyway, i will let others decide if the new show deserves its own thread. it really is so good.

Come anticipate Louis C.K.s HBO sitcom LUCKY LOUIE with me

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

i totally spelled the show wrong. i should go to bed...

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

this show is so awesome that it deserves 40 threads tbh

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

can you change the thread title to louie? i hate when i do things like that. this show waa made for me. lots of shows are. the t.v. knows what i like. he's such a good writer.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

why yes i can!

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

Such a great show. Louis CK is the SHIT

VegemiteGrrrl, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

heckler shutdown is like the best 5 minutes of uncomfortable television of all time imo

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

so is this gonna be the new louie thread now?

Mordy, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

it's pretty amazing. i always think i'm beyond amazement cuz i'm so old and jaded but then something comes along and amazes me. i like that.

x-post

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

it doesn't have to be! i just needed to testify and i couldn't find the old one fast enough.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

i think the shrink is an amazing recurring character

Mordy, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

from wiki:

He was married to New York artist and painter Alix Bailey in 1995; they divorced in 2009. He has two daughters from the marriage[9] and shares joint custody of them with Bailey.[10]

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

I already went all over the moon about the poker scene on the first thread, but that was also amazing

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

I will be trying this in a few minutes. I don't know this guy!

The world's leaders on pills (admrl), Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

i'm about to watch the new one. exciting!

Mordy, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

he likes the helicopter idea:

http://www.youtube.com/louisck#p/u/30/AO1KsU1rG7s

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

the matthew broderick scene. oh man, i laughed and laughed. lots of stuff made me laugh. out loud. loudly. maria laughed a lot too. we laughed together.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

first episode is kinda clunky, but the instasmile date thing is so fucking brilliant that it makes up for it

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

the couple that LOLs together...

The world's leaders on pills (admrl), Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

just posted this on the other louie thread, but the coffee shop routine from last night was the cinematic equivalent of how I feel on ILM

Darin, Thursday, 12 August 2010 06:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

And yeah, as disjointed/clunky/whatever this show is, I totally look forward to it every week. I love that Louie just says 'fuck it' to any real story lines or what have you.

Darin, Thursday, 12 August 2010 06:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

If we're posting things in both threads: that ice cream scene was just brutally real for me.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Thursday, 12 August 2010 06:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

Liked the first ep, was pretty good. I'm trying to get over my reservations about the production "style". It isn't exactly like CYE, although some of the acting pushes it in that direction.

The world's leaders on pills (admrl), Thursday, 12 August 2010 16:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

i'm trying to think of another show about a guy who is basically sensible and lovable but hates himself. seinfeld: sensible, he loves himself. CYE: hates/loves himself, is in no way sensible.

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 12 August 2010 17:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

the matthew broderick scene. oh man, i laughed and laughed.

seriously, i could watch him doing variations "your father is dead" for an entire episode

caek boss (latebloomer), Thursday, 12 August 2010 18:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

variations on*

caek boss (latebloomer), Thursday, 12 August 2010 18:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

Scott, post this stuff in the actual Louie thread, for fucks sake

Come anticipate Louis C.K.s HBO sitcom LUCKY LOUIE with me

na'vi buffalo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

that's actually the thread for HBO's LUCKY LOUIE

the disappearance of apollo creed (s1ocki), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

and we've been talking about LOUIE in it for like three months now.

na'vi buffalo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

just becuz whiney wants people to post in th other thread i am posting in this thread..may they join in a golden tapestry.....i heard him talkin about this show and now watch it on th boot legz tube idea/.//its so good...it makes people run away from th room..then run back when they hear sumthin funny..search also th npr interview he did recently...hes in town alot bxing/training and playin guitar..i dont feel like bothering him..i dont want to become th "annoying fan upstate" character in hz routine...love himmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

danbunny, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

there is a piece sumwhere where he talks about other male characters who basically love themselves versus those that hate themselves...th ep w th kid and th single mom was awesome

danbunny, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 15:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

heckler shutdown is like the best 5 minutes of uncomfortable television of all time imo

really? it came off as flat for me

the bit he was doing in the beginning about feeling full was funny, but the whole heckler thing, including when he runs into the woman later on in the bar seemed pointless to me, and i guess confusing in tone, as well. like, at first i thought the whole thing hinged upon tension between him and his balding schlubby comic cronies and the heckler gal, and there would be some huge satisfying blowup, but the whole thing just sort of fizzled out. or was that the point?? i'm confused. what was i supposed to be laughing at or pondering over?

dell (del), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 16:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

like larry david's cye character is pretty horrible, but somehow likeable. louis' character in that scene seemed completely devoid of even the tiniest shards of charisma or intersting-ness

dell (del), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 16:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

David's character deals with social anxiety by trying to dominate it and the show climaxes when he fails.

Louis's character deals with social anxiety by being completely overwhelmed and bewildered by it and the show climaxes when he breaks the whole thing down in one very intense, cathartic conversation

na'vi buffalo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 16:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

lovable prick vs. lovable loser

na'vi buffalo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 16:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

i refuse to make that choice because i love all of ilx equally

gg eileen (jjjusten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 17:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

great episode tonight - really kept wondering where this was all going. once again, loved the attitude of the ending

Nhex, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 04:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

Wow, great ep. Wonder how he'll cap the season off...is the finale next week?

Simon H., Wednesday, 18 August 2010 04:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

Finale is not until Sept. 7 I believe.

Jouster, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 05:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

Sweet deal.

Simon H., Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

what a weird fuckin show

diurnal eternal falafel (get bent), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

heh the kid's look at the end

dont wear sh@q without the fu (tremendoid), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

switching channels from this to colbert is very jarring

diurnal eternal falafel (get bent), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

watching the next episode of louie, he has an alcohol hangover from smoking marihuana. have neglected these thanks to dvr

dont wear sh@q without the fu (tremendoid), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

he's kind of cute in a ginger divorcee kinda way when he has facial hair and looks like a giant child molester when he doesn't

A B C, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 07:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

i luv this show

A B C, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 07:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

This is def. shaping up to be one of the strongest first seasons of any show in recent memory - lots of memorable scenes and odd touches, but still feels like it has room to grow and change. The fact that this last ep was suspenseful and touching as well as being funny as hell is a testament to its unique malleability - people call it CK's Curb, but that show is so much more traditional.

Simon H., Wednesday, 18 August 2010 07:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

I was thinking the exact same thing, Simon (about it being a really strong first season), tho I immediately thought that Community's first season is still stronger.

Mordy, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 07:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

Been rewatching S4 - works better if you ignore the episode titles and treat it as a long episodic movie of sorts, if that makes any sense. I thought it was a lesser season at first but there are just so many amazing scenes. I agree that the Amia plot could have happened over fewer episodes, but those also contained the Louie/Janice material, which was all dynamite.

Simon H., Saturday, 18 October 2014 04:45 (4 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

i haven't read this thread and i just saw the episode where he goes on a date with parker posey and they wind up on the rooftop.
it was chilling -- i have no idea what was going on or what exactly is up with her, only that it definitely wasn't what he or we were seeing. when her facial expression changed? yikes. i don't think i'll forget that.

La Lechera, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 20:48 (2 months ago) Permalink

i trust you haven't seen the other posey eps then. it gets complicated.

a stupid red mute juggalo (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 2 December 2014 20:51 (2 months ago) Permalink

no, i saw the one where she was working in the bookstore (months ago) and i remembered her being charming and smart. then last night we were like oh yeah let's watch louie and she went into the bar, and then the clothing store, then the stairs and i just feel sad and confused about it now. the episode with the suicidal alcoholic friend had the same effect on me. maybe these ppl are like one grade too real.

La Lechera, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 20:53 (2 months ago) Permalink

parker posey (and chloe sevigny) eps are the peak of this show imo

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 20:56 (2 months ago) Permalink

idk man, he's got a real weird relationship with women and it's probably my least favorite aspect of his comedy.

festival culture (Jordan), Tuesday, 2 December 2014 21:12 (2 months ago) Permalink

kinda agree? the fat girl ep was partic lame

a stupid red mute juggalo (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 2 December 2014 21:12 (2 months ago) Permalink

he definitely has a weird relationship with women

La Lechera, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 21:14 (2 months ago) Permalink

the opening bit to this ep was about how small women must go around feeling like they're getting sprayed in the face with jizz because men can't help but objectifying them

it really grossed me out!

La Lechera, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 21:15 (2 months ago) Permalink

can't believe i typed that but i also couldn't believe he was saying it so

La Lechera, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 21:16 (2 months ago) Permalink

yeah I think that's pretty clear. He seems to be aware of it on some level.

xxp

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 21:16 (2 months ago) Permalink

the fat girl ep and ensuing thinkpieces were p weird to me in that Louie seemed to get credit for "giving" agency to this character for giving her the opportunity to spout a monologue (the authorship of which I don't recall - did he write it?) and then have the character promptly disappear never to be seen again (which, granted, is not unusual at all for this show but still)

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 21:18 (2 months ago) Permalink

in his stand-up there's a lot of stuff that's really self-loathing with regard to heterosexual relationships and put into general women/men terms, i often find myself thinking "nah i think this is just very specific to your issues, dude."

festival culture (Jordan), Tuesday, 2 December 2014 21:31 (2 months ago) Permalink

and i appreciate comedy and art that's vulnerable and specific, but it's precisely because it comes off as not self-aware that it bothers me.

festival culture (Jordan), Tuesday, 2 December 2014 21:32 (2 months ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Louis CK of course killed it tonight. But best of all, he brought along as special unbilled openers (spoilers?) Steven Wright and Hannibal Buress. Wright is right on my wavelength, so I love everything he does. But Buress was absolutely on fire, just total genius jokes and delivery, best I've ever seen him.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 7 January 2015 04:43 (1 month ago) Permalink

"nah i think this is just very specific to your issues, dude."

There's a lot in his stuff that I very specifically relate to, soooo...

Simon H., Wednesday, 7 January 2015 05:00 (1 month ago) Permalink

dude just sold out three nights at MSG and announced a fourth that i glommed a pair to.

shmup....smug....shmub....shmug.... (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 18 January 2015 16:33 (1 month ago) Permalink

His current set is not the funniest or most incisive thing he has done, but he does show him finding ways to be funny and happy at the same time. Lots of jokes about animals this time out. Dogs, bats ...

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 18 January 2015 17:09 (1 month ago) Permalink

honestly, more into seeing that than another season of louie at the moment!

shmup....smug....shmub....shmug.... (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 18 January 2015 23:42 (1 month ago) Permalink

new, apparently "sillier" season of louie starts April 9. Eight eps this year

Simon H., Monday, 19 January 2015 00:32 (1 month ago) Permalink

new special

https://louisck.net/purchase/live-at-the-comedy-store

Number None, Tuesday, 27 January 2015 19:11 (1 month ago) Permalink

Hello. So below are my messy thoughts about my new special "Louis CK live at the Comedy Store" available here https://louisck.net/purchase/live-at-the-comedy-store for 5 dollars, all over the world...

So this is my sixth hour-long standup special. The truth is, I really love making these. I skipped doing one last year and I missed it. This one is different from the recent others. For one thing, it was shot in a nightclub instead of a theater. I love doing the theater shows. When I was a kid, my favorite thing in the world was Richard Pryor's concert films. The idea of being a comedian and doing a "concert" was a real goal for me. Performing in a theater expands your material and opens you up as a performer. The pressure of playing to thousands of people, I found, always makes you better. And every concert hall I've played has made me feel like I'm getting a whiff of that city or town's history. The whole thing can be very exhilarating.

But Nightclubs, comedy clubs, is where comedy is born and where comedy, standup comedy, truly lives. Going back to Abraham Lincoln, who was probably America's first comedian, Americans have enjoyed gathering at night in small packed (and once smokey) rooms, drinking themselves a bit numb and listening to each other say wicked, crazy, silly, wrongful, delightful, upside-down, careless, offensive, disgusting, whimsical things. Sometimes in long-winded, red faced hyperbole, sometimes in carefully crafted circular, intentionally false and misleading argument. Sometimes in well-chiseled perfectly timed trickery of verbiage. Pun-poetry. One line, one off, half thoughts. Half truths. Non-truths. Broad and hilariously wrongful generalizations, exaggerated prejudices and criticism of nothing and everything while a couple over here shares a pitcher of sangria, this table of guys order round after round of beers. These women over here are having vodka and cranberry. This guy drinks club soda and sits alone. He actually came for the comedy. It's a club. It's a bar. It's late at night. No one here is being responsible. These are the things we do when we are DONE working and being citizens. We go to a comedy club and pay a bit of money to laugh harder than we ever do anywhere else.

That is the standup comedy that I've been doing for almost thirty years. I have been working theater (and now arena) stages for the last nine of those thirty years but the amount of hours I've spent on a club stage outnumber the theater stage hours by more than I can figure.

I've been on comedy club stages probably more than I've stood on any other kind of spot in my entire life. I started in the Boston comedy scene, on ground that had been laid by great comedians like Steve Sweeney, Steven Wright, Barry Crimmins, Ron Lynch, Kevin Meany, Don Gavin, back in 1985 when I was 18 years old. I skipped college (still regret it), worked shitty jobs (will never regret that) and spent every single night at any comedy club in Boston I could finagle my way into. I would watch every single comedian and I would BEG to get on stage.

In 1989 I moved to New York. I discovered a bursting comedy club scene, where you could literally do 8 shows on a saturday night. (I remember Ray Romano held the record at 9 shows).

It was a glorious time for standup comedy clubs. Great comics everywhere. Colin Quinn. Mike Sweeney. Joy Behar. John Stewart. Charlie Barnett. Ray Romano. Dave Chapelle. Chris Rock. Brett Butler. Brian Regan.

All working out every night in clubs all over the city. There was the Improv on 44th street. On 1st Avenue, Catch a Rising Star and around the corner on 2nd ave, the Comic Strip (still there). Carolines was on the Seaport then. And in the Village we had the Comedy Cellar (still there), the Boston Comedy Club and the Village Gate.

I spent my early twenties bouncing from one stage to the other, from 8pm till about 4am, when Dave Attell, Kevin Brennan, Nick DiPaolo and I would head to a diner and eat breakfast.

The money was terrible. About ten dollars per show on the weeknights, fifty a show on the weekends. So every other week you had to leave town and work in another city. You'd go live in Atlanta, Columbus, Phoenix, Tampa, for a week. Most clubs would put you up in a condo behind the club and you'd work the whole week. Tuesday thru Sunday, two shows Friday, three shows Saturday. You could make about 700 a week as an opening act. A good headliner might make 2500 or 3,000 but that was rare. I worked in comedy clubs all over the country and I think I actually remember every single club. My favorite clubs were the smelly little beer soaked places with dim lighting and low ceilings. Go Bananas in Cincinnati. The Brokerage in Long Island (still there) Penguins in Cedar Rapids. The Comedy Underground in Seattle.

Then there were chain comedy clubs that were always too antiseptic and suburban. Some of them were literally inside of a mall next to a sunglass hut. The Improvs, the Funny Bones.

There were some comedy clubs around the country that were legendary. That lasted out the death of comedy in the 90s. The independent and truly great rooms where you can still smell the cigarette smoke exhaled by Bill Hicks. The Acme in Minneapolis. The Punchline in Atlanta. The Punchline (not related) in San Francisco. Cobbs in San Fran. The Laff Stop in Houston. Zanies in Chicago. Charlie Goodnights in Raleigh. The Comedy Works in Denver. These were the Meccas. When you could get a week at Acme, you know you could continue having the will to do this shit for another few months. A week at the Punchline in San Fran could get you through the next week at Harvey's in Portland.
There were club owners that were part of Comedy History. Who knew how to shape comedy. Mark Babbit, Lewis Lee, Manny Dworman, Lucien Hold, Silver Friedman, Bud Friedman, Ron Osborne, others.

I spent all of my mid to late 20s and thirties working out in places like these.

Later when I moved to Los Angeles, I discovered a scene out there that was creative and fun and also steeped in show business history. You could see Norm Macdonald. Charles Fleicher. Robert Schimmel.

In LA they have coffee houses and very cool rooms like Largo, where you can bring your notebook on stage and try just about anything.

People like Andy Kindler, Kathy Griffin, Patton Oswalt, Blaine Capatch, Craig Anton, Laura Kightlinger did outrageous stuff in those rooms.

I would sometimes go on stage at places like Mbar or Largo and come out with twenty minutes of new material, cheered on by the young, open and adaptive crowds of the "alternative" scene. But I never believed those jokes until I took them to the Improv, where the more average and basic character of the audience would cut the new material down to about three jokes.

And then there was the Comedy Store. I would take the last three remaining jokes to the store on Sunset. Maybe ONE of those would get a chuckle. And that joke, I knew, was the true treasure of the night.

I have always found the Comedy Store to be the most intimidating club of my life. It is what I thought comedy clubs to be when I listened to Lenny Bruce records as a kid. The black vinyl couches and chairs, the red formica stage. Andrew Dice Clay on stage playing to fifteen people in open defiance of their hatred and funny as hell. The Comedy Store is really show biz. As in Milton Berle with his bow tie undone around his neck show business. Mop your brow and say "tough crowd" show business. A guy being beaten up in the parking lot show business. The Comedy Store is where Pryor cut his teeth. Letterman fought to get spots there. George Carlin. Eddie Murphy. Marc Maron told me stories about living in the apartment behind the Store and how Sam Kinison pissed on his bed one night. This is the Comedy Store. The wonderful dark side of comedy.

The Comedy Store is the only club in the country that NEVER passed me when I auditioned. I auditioned at many clubs where I didn't pass but I always went back and finally did pass. The Comedy Store NEVER passed me. I just wasn't right for them. I didn't start working there until I became well known enough to circumvent the audition process. Until I became one of those guys who can just walk into a nightclub and go on stage.

So why did I shoot my new special in this place? I don't know. Maybe because, after thirty years of doing comedy, the most exciting feeling for me is going on stage, not entirely sure it's going to go well. To this day, when I work at the Store, I feel there's a one in three chance I might bomb. Like bomb hard. To a guy my age who has been doing it this long, that is exciting. So over the last tour I did this year, I started doing shows at the Comedy Store "Main room" to feel it out. The staff of the club is excellent and they really know how to run a traditional room. I loved working with them. Pauly Shore and his family were very gracious when we approached them about shooting my special there.

I really feel truly privileged to have shot this special on that stage.

Okay I didn't mean to write such a long thing about comedy clubs. The point is I prepared the material for this special on club stages. I went to the Cellar here in New York, and their new club, The Village Underground, about ten times a week with the occasional trip uptown to Gotham Comedy Club and "The Stand" on third avenue. I went out to LA to put that spin on it, working Largo, the Improv and finally the Comedy Store, hammering this stuff together in front of late night comedy club audiences. So it only seemed right to shoot it that way.

That's all. I hope you enjoy the special. Please see the movie "Boyhood". It's a great piece of filmmmaking and even literature. And take your kids to see "Into The Woods" It teaches the greatest lesson you could teach a kid: If you are paying attention, life is very confusing.

Thanks.

Louis CK

ps. I guess I didn't have to cancel the show at MSG tonight. I don't blame the mayor. That storm was a monster. We got lucky. When you consider the action taken by the government of entire north east, they got it right. To expect accuracy from each individual mayor is just too much.
For us in New York and us in my house and us at MSG it was overblown. But if you expand that "us" to everyone in the path is the storm, they were spot on. My family in Boston is part of us for me. So that's how I look at it.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 27 January 2015 19:20 (1 month ago) Permalink

promptly bought. the businessman on the airplane bit is v v funny.

Sounds like a forks display name (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 27 January 2015 19:23 (1 month ago) Permalink

Releasing this on a snow day when a lot of people on the EC are home from work is a savvy move

, Tuesday, 27 January 2015 19:54 (1 month ago) Permalink

what makes louie brilliant is that louis knows there's greater things than LOLs

― it definitely wasn't designed to be a pants pocket player (stevie), Thursday, May 29, 2014 4:23 AM (8 months ago) Bookmark

Funny things are the greatest things which is why I hate his tv show. I feel like I'm in the twilight zone when I see people rave about it. And his standup has sucked for a couple years now at least.

Hungry4Ass, Friday, 30 January 2015 18:46 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

show is hit or miss, I too am perplexed by some of the rapturous praise for it, as if putting joke-less short films about angst-ridden new yorkers on tv under the guise of a comedy show is somehow groundbreaking or forward-thinking

Οὖτις, Friday, 30 January 2015 18:51 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

Hint: it's not a comedy show. It's a show made by a comedian that is occasionally comedic.

Runny Trumpet (Old Lunch), Friday, 30 January 2015 18:54 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

so, like GIRLS

Οὖτις, Friday, 30 January 2015 18:56 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

Hint: it's not a comedy show. It's a show made by a comedian that is occasionally comedic.

― Runny Trumpet (Old Lunch), Friday, January 30, 2015 1:54 PM (3 minutes ago) Bookmark

I'm not stupid, Old Lunch. I know he's intending to make something unfunny... that doesn't make it cool to me...

Hungry4Ass, Friday, 30 January 2015 19:00 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

i do think that a lot of the reaction to his show is condition positively and negatively by a load of expectations that are only obliquely satisfied.

I dunno. (amateurist), Friday, 30 January 2015 19:00 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

conditionED

i can't type today.

I dunno. (amateurist), Friday, 30 January 2015 19:00 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

I've seen this thing sometimes, perhaps on here, saying he's like brave or ballsy for not being funny... but I think if a funny guy can be Real & Funny instead of just Real (and the show does get pretty real), then that is a lot more impressive and worthwhile to me... Just one guy's take

Hungry4Ass, Friday, 30 January 2015 19:04 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

Just one guy's take

you mean you are not speaking for the entire Hungry4Ass demographic?

I dunno. (amateurist), Friday, 30 January 2015 19:04 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

at his best he's a damn good and moving story teller. see the episode where his friend is contemplating suicide. but yeah some of them are just strung together bits which can be hit or miss.

Heez, Friday, 30 January 2015 19:10 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

I definitely prefer the earlier funnier series.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Friday, 30 January 2015 20:21 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

glad youse guys are here to inform me that i'm mistaken that i think this show is great, now i've seen the error of my ways i can get my life back on track, thanx shakey and canks

#Research (stevie), Saturday, 31 January 2015 22:04 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

also the amount of "people only think/pretend they like this" Mind Blowing Opinions on ilx lately is v zzzzz

#Research (stevie), Saturday, 31 January 2015 22:05 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

oh cool we're having the same ol dumb argument itt again

Anyway the new special is just OK - some great bits, but way more aimless ones than usual

Simon H., Saturday, 31 January 2015 22:50 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

agree, though i enjoyed it

i'm guessing some of the aimlessness is d/t the small club setting?

gbx, Saturday, 31 January 2015 23:20 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

possibly. I'd be down for a CK lecture or commentaty-track series on classic movies though

Simon H., Saturday, 31 January 2015 23:22 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

glad youse guys are here to inform me that i'm mistaken that i think this show is great, now i've seen the error of my ways i can get my life back on track, thanx shakey and canks

― #Research (stevie), Saturday, January 31, 2015 5:04 PM (5 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

also the amount of "people only think/pretend they like this" Mind Blowing Opinions on ilx lately is v zzzzz

― #Research (stevie), Saturday, January 31, 2015 5:05 PM (5 hours ago) Bookmark

Lol... this is why I don't really post here anymore... everything's so weirdly personal. Just wanted to say a couple word's on a tv show my main man... sorry for offending you #Research (stevie)...

Hungry4Ass, Sunday, 1 February 2015 03:27 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

there is room for us all in our shared hunger... 4ass...

the plight of y0landa (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 1 February 2015 03:28 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

the irony of cankles, CANKLES, being like "oh i didn't mean to offend anyone" on ilx is blowing my mind - dude i am not offended and generally you are one of my favourite ilx presences, i just find the "people only pretend they like this thing they say they like" argument to be REALLY BORING

#Research (stevie), Sunday, 1 February 2015 10:46 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

louie is a good show

nose, Sunday, 1 February 2015 16:04 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

the three "Late Show" episodes are some of my favorite TV ever, really

Abstinence Hawk (frogbs), Sunday, 1 February 2015 16:10 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Nobody said anything about "pretending to like" the show fwiw

Οὖτις, Sunday, 1 February 2015 16:49 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

the irony of cankles, CANKLES, being like "oh i didn't mean to offend anyone" on ilx is blowing my mind - dude i am not offended and generally you are one of my favourite ilx presences, i just find the "people only pretend they like this thing they say they like" argument to be REALLY BORING

― #Research (stevie), Sunday, February 1, 2015 5:46 AM (7 hours ago) Bookmark

Lol you're cool stevie but... I'm trying to think of the non-dick way to say this... You are lying about what I said and then getting mad at me for it... that is insane

Hungry4Ass, Sunday, 1 February 2015 19:59 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

you know, i can't really see what i was going on about earlier wrt 'people only pretend etc' tbh, which i'm going to lamely chalk up to a general lack of sleep and an 8 month old baby who won't sleep, sorry canks and shakey. i still love this show to death and am probs too defensive of it. peace out!

#Research (stevie), Sunday, 1 February 2015 23:04 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

i think it was that billy corgan thread where dudes were like 'you'd all think billy was cool if he wasn't so uncool' that i was actually riled by but the truth is i'm too deranged by lack of sleep to be responsibly ilxing right now.

#Research (stevie), Sunday, 1 February 2015 23:06 (3 weeks ago) Permalink


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