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    John Powers takes on Louie:

In this new season, for instance, Louie has a hilarious encounter with a truck-driving businesswoman, played with enormous vim by Melissa Leo, that’s so gleefully dirty that we can’t find even a snippet to share with you.
The same is often true of his standup act, where C.K. has perhaps a tad too much faith in the belief that talking about masturbation is always funny.
Yet what gives C.K.’s comedy its richness is that even the filthy stuff is never there just for its own sake, the way it is in, say, HBO’s Veep, which vaunts its soaring cadenzas of profanity. It has something serious behind it, a sense of urban melancholy, of male fragility, or the mere desire to understand wayward feelings. And C.K.’s humor is conceptual.

    John Powers takes on Louie:

    In this new season, for instance, Louie has a hilarious encounter with a truck-driving businesswoman, played with enormous vim by Melissa Leo, that’s so gleefully dirty that we can’t find even a snippet to share with you.

    The same is often true of his standup act, where C.K. has perhaps a tad too much faith in the belief that talking about masturbation is always funny.

    Yet what gives C.K.’s comedy its richness is that even the filthy stuff is never there just for its own sake, the way it is in, say, HBO’s Veep, which vaunts its soaring cadenzas of profanity. It has something serious behind it, a sense of urban melancholy, of male fragility, or the mere desire to understand wayward feelings. And C.K.’s humor is conceptual.

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  1. Watching Louie right now like it’s my job.
It is my job.
Task: find an 8 second clip from Louie that will work in our New Year’s Day show.

    Watching Louie right now like it’s my job.

    It is my job.

    Task: find an 8 second clip from Louie that will work in our New Year’s Day show.

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  1. Louis CK: “My daughters, I think they really enjoy what I do. There are certainly some things they can’t see in Louie because … the language is grown-up, and is for adults. They know  that. They get it. I’ve played them some George Carlin clips that have  cursing in them. I explain it to my kids that some people get  uncomfortable or their feelings get hurt by certain words, so you want  to respect that in regular life, but there is a reason for these words.  They’re not just ‘bad.’ So I’m bringing them along. They’ll see this  stuff when it’s appropriate to see it.”

    Louis CK: “My daughters, I think they really enjoy what I do. There are certainly some things they can’t see in Louie because … the language is grown-up, and is for adults. They know that. They get it. I’ve played them some George Carlin clips that have cursing in them. I explain it to my kids that some people get uncomfortable or their feelings get hurt by certain words, so you want to respect that in regular life, but there is a reason for these words. They’re not just ‘bad.’ So I’m bringing them along. They’ll see this stuff when it’s appropriate to see it.”

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  1. I would be told by a battery of people to keep it clean, keep it clean. And then I’d go on stage and the soldiers would beg me to get dirty and I would get really dirty. And then I’d come off stage and apologize. And I started to realize that’s what they all wanted me to do, including the people who were telling me to keep it clean.

    — On today’s Fresh Air, Louis CK talks about his USO appearances. 

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