Political correctness has no place on a Louis C.K. stage. The man just doesn’t care. All he cares about are telling his stories, making his observations and basking in the laughter that results from it. As a person who is about his age (over 40) I found that whole thing hysterical and wasn’t offended as I knew it was – say it with me – comedy.
This Louis C.K. standup show was filmed and enjoyed a prestigious premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Actually, it was the first stand up film presented at Sundance. That should give you an indication of the quality and laughs involved. Louis C.K. even directed the film; he is entirely responsible for it as he wrote and edited it as well. Control freak or brilliant comedian? That is for you to decide.
He is a genius at knowing when to reel himself in just before he becomes too mean spirited. Walking a thin line between funny and offensive is his comfort zone. His comedy is certainly not for the faint of heart. The small laughs will build to gut busters by the time Louis C.K. is done.
Topics covered include divorce (he was recently divorced when this was filmed, so it is still raw), starting to date again, how dissimilar Ray Charles and Hitler were, England, his dumb brain, and white people problems in the United States. Not your typical fare from this way above average comedian.