In this world you can be certain of three three things: death, low taxes for the 1% and great stand-up from Louis C.K. Lucky for me and a sold out crowd at the New York Comedy Festival last night, we were able to experience one of these things.
People were still taking their seats as Louis C.K. strode out on stage saying, "Fuck it, I'm not waiting for you. Let's just start." The hour-and-a-half that followed was a combination of flawless stand-up and a lot of jerking off motions. Louis C.K. launched into his feelings on Clifford the Big Red Dog, the boredom of parenthood and the "deep grown-up hatred" he feels for a boy in his daughter's class.
Watching Louis C.K. live is something that everyone must put on their bucket lists. Unfortunately, the rest of his New York Comedy Festival shows are sold out. Beg, borrow, steal, sleep with whoever you have to, in order to see Louis C.K. in person.