I don't understand how they're letting me do this show
December 18, 2012 2:37 PM   Subscribe

Louis C.K. Mastering the breaking ball of comedy.
posted by Phredward at 2:54 PM on December 18, 2012

thanks joedan...probably would have missed it.
posted by lslelel at 4:38 PM on December 18, 2012

Some perspective.
posted by basicchannel at 4:49 PM on December 18, 2012

Some context for the perspective.
posted by basicchannel at 5:14 PM on December 18, 2012

thanks for that, I have to work late and this is nice to listen to meanwhile.
posted by bigendian at 5:53 PM on December 18, 2012

This was a really great interview so go back and watch it if you didn't.
posted by Obscure Reference at 6:27 PM on December 18, 2012

Some perspective.

Wow, that was totally not funny at all.
posted by eustacescrubb at 9:33 PM on December 18, 2012

Nope. Andy Kindler's sour grapes are not at all amusing. Liked the FPP interview a lot though, thanks for posting it!
posted by 1adam12 at 9:39 PM on December 18, 2012

I like the look Louis gets early on when he realizes James Poniewozik is not exactly going to be the most on-the-ball interviewer.
posted by fleacircus at 3:33 AM on December 19, 2012

It's not really sour grapes if every comic in the world comes to see Kindler do the State of Comedy set every year on purpose because it's fantastic. Gotta slaughter some sacred cows from time to time. Hero worship, especially in comedy, is stupid.
posted by basicchannel at 8:57 AM on December 19, 2012

Thanks for posting this. I'd never have seen this otherwise.

Louis CK is such a grounded guy. This makes watching the show even better.

It's weird that making small bets like this on shows is not done more. It's like finding start ups. Putting a lot down in a lot of places might yield better than putting a lot down on one particular thing.
posted by sien at 1:47 PM on December 19, 2012

54 minutes?

But I have things to do.
posted by chillmost at 4:27 PM on December 19, 2012

I saw Louis C.K. on the current tour. Any 2 minutes of that was funnier than the 6 minutes of whoever the fuck Andy Kindler is.

With a better delivery, and less fucking up and stammering, as well.

Louis has been successful over the last few years because he keeps putting out hour-long specials each year. Louie the show is successful _because_ its different and not trying to be a traditional sitcom. I mean, I didn't even hear that as sour grapes, he just sounded like a clumsy hack. I listened to the follow-up, and if your claim to fame is writing something for national lampoon in 1985 then you missed the boat both ways.

Also, if his indictment is that Louis CK sees himself as not ever doing anything wrong, or not being his fault, then ... well he's not really familiar with the guys material. He should watch him discuss the making of Pootie Tang.
posted by lkc at 5:07 PM on December 19, 2012 [2 favorites]

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