With a simple “Hello, everybody,” television writer and stand-up comedian Louis C.K. opens his latest live show, Hilarious. This harmless salutation is the least-controversial thing that comes out of Louis C.K.’s mouth as he turns rants on everyday subjects (impatient people, his weight, fatherhood) into hilarious, expletive-laden diatribes where nothing is sacred: not even (gasp!) his children. Who else can name-check Ray Charles and Adolph Hitler in the same breath and elicit a chorus of raucous laughter?
Louis C.K. says what’s on his mind, even at the risk of offending, but his “I don’t give a f**k” attitude makes his irreverent brand of humor especially endearing and relatable. His self-deprecating style elevates his filmed live show to a form of therapy, where we, too, can get comic relief from some pretty warped subjects. At one point, Louis C.K. asks, “Where do you draw the line?” With him, there is no line.—Sundance Film Festival
Louis Szekely (pronounced /ˌsiˈkeɪ/; born 12 September 1967), known professionally as Louis C.K. (and sometimes Louie C.K.), is an American stand-up comedian, Emmy-winning television and film writer, actor, producer and director from Boston, Massachusetts. He currently stars in the FX comedy series Louie, which he also writes, directs and edits.
Szekely was born in Washington, D.C., the son of Mary, a software engineer, and Luis Szekely, an economist. His mother is of Irish Catholic descent and his father, a native of Mexico, is of Mexican Catholic and Hungarian Jewish ancestry. His parents met at Harvard University while Luis was trying to finish his degree. Despite being born in the United States, Szekely lived in Mexico City until the age of seven and still retains his Mexican citizenship. Spanish is his first language, but, upon moving to Massachusetts, he quickly learned English. Szekely soon discovered that he wanted to be a writer and comedian, citing George Carlin, Bill… read more
Whenever I'm tempted to post a Facebook status about my phone or computer moving slow or being in traffic or anything of that sort I remind myself of Louis' theory about 'White People problems'. Louis CK is as much auteur as any filmmaker in America and his insights about this generation are as authentic and relevant as well... pretty much any other artist out there. Not really cinematic but Louis elevates the film.