The headline says it all. He is the most authentic and prolific comedian working in entertainment today. I’m hardly the first one to say this.
This’ll hardly be the biographical article about his life and how he’s come up in the world, those have already been written.
Last week, he was on Conan in New York City, and he killed as he usually does. He’s doing something that I’m pretty sure hasn’t been done before. The last year or so, he’s been working on a new stand-up hour. And the only way that anyone is going to be able to see it is through payment directly on his website, LouisCK.net. It’ll cost $5 for you to stream or download it, beginning December 10th. Pretty fucking awesome idea, and progressive too.
While I think it’s great that his performances and television show are readily available on Netflix, FX On Demand, and YouTube, his method of putting this new entertainment out there shifts the paradigm that much more. And taking a risk like this is not so much revolutionary as it is ballsy. And Louis C.K. has some big pink ones in his scrotum. Just like his material, you’re in for anything but the usual predictable stand-up show. He’s great, and I can’t fucking wait until that day.
And if you don’t know who this guy is, you’re best to take a few minutes and search him out.
And that’s my giving a damn.