Louis CK gets better

I’m a nerd so I watch YouTube videos and interviews allllll the time when at home.

One of my absolute favorite pieces of entertainment which I learned a hulluvalot from is a short documentary called “Talking Funny” (It’s just Jerry Seinfeld, Ricky Gervais, Louis CK, and Chris Rock talking about being funny for an hour….and it’s FREAKING AMAZING).

There’s a profound moment I will NEVER forget…

It was said by Louis CK, while he was talking about how he makes his act stronger:

Click the image below and it’ll take you to the video starting at the 4min15second mark:


Link: http://youtu.be/OKY6BGcx37k?t=4m15s

He says this brilliant thing:

“One of the things I started doing was taking my closing bit, and opening with it, just to fuck myself.  Because then I have to follow my strongest bit.  So the end of my act gets stronger, because I don’t have a choice.

–Louis CK

I won’t sit here and micro-examine that phrase, because I’m sure you extract what you need from it on your own.

Just thought I’d share this piece of advice that’s stuck with me since the day I watched it (I’ve since watched it at least 30+ times…no joke)!

Watch it now, or save it for later.  Enjoy!
-Neville

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    Blog posted on: June 5, 2013

    5 comments on “Louis CK gets better

    1. Aric

      Nev,

      thanks for sharing the video. My favorite part was all them sharing their first experience. How they didn’t care that they sucked they just knew they wanted to be comedians. When you see legends saying ” I didn’t allow sucking to keep me off the stage!”

      Fantastic!!

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    2. Ben

      Good find. Louis Ck is a common sense genius in my opinion. His $5 comedy show special was such a great idea. I also love the fact that he makes himself come up with entirely new material every single year. Saw him last year, great show. Thanks for sharing this.

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