I never had strong opinions about Louis C.K.. He was always a hit or miss comedian to me; someone who occasionally made me laugh and sometimes made me cringe. Basically, he was a comedian I never sought out to see.
Then his sins came to light. Sins he denied for years. Sins that painted his accusers as liars and ruined careers. The definition of gaslighting has never been more appropriate. But he did apologize:
“These stories are true,” he wrote, expressing regret for several instances of sexual misconduct and suggesting that the acts being made public would be a turning point for him. His confession concluded with contrition: “I have spent my long and lucky career talking and saying anything I want,” C.K. wrote. “I will now step back and take a long time to listen.”
Given his latest performance, I guess we can toss that statement on the insincerity pile.
Now he’s back, and obviously feels he’s the victim, which probably explains his latest tactic of punching down. If you aren’t familiar with his latest “jokes” here they are:
The Parkland kids: “You’re not interesting because you went to a high school where kids got shot. Why does that mean I have to listen to you? How does that make you interesting? You didn’t get shot, you pushed some fat kid in the way, and now I gotta listen to you talking?”
Wow. Not only does he mock the survivors of a mass shooting where 17 people were killed, but he paints the Parkland kids as people who survived the shooting by pushing “some fat kid in the way” in order to save themselves. That’s not only not funny, it’s horrific.
Nonbinary People: “You should address me as they/them, because I identify as gender neutral,’” C.K. says, dripping with sarcasm. “Oh, okay. Okay. You should address me as there, because I identify as a location. And the location is your mother’s c*nt.”
That ending is a doozy. Seems like Louis C.K.’s new targeted audience is Incels and MRAs – who will revel in this punching down shtick he’s got going. Guess Louis and his new fanboy base finds cruelty hilarious.
* I’ve laughed at things I shouldn’t have laughed at because they were, you know, funny, but… He. Is. Not. Funny.
In case you’re wondering, he “joked” about Asian and black men’s penis size. So edgy. I hesitate to post his comments, but I’ve decided to since they show how far he’s fallen and how bitter he is:
“You know why Asian guys have small dicks. ’Cause they’re women. They’re not dudes. They’re all women. All Asians are women. And they have big clits, really big clits, and when they have sex they just stick their clits in each other’s pussies and then they procreate using math,” said the 51-year-old comedian.
Welp, we all know he’s obsessed with penises, since he couldn’t keep his in his pants. Given his past behavior, he’d be wise to stay away from these “jokes” since they only remind people of what sick pervert he is. At this rate he’ll be headlining at Incel conventions and Trump rallies.
People with mental disabilities weren’t spared from his lame and vicious attacks:
In a later extensive riff about the word “retarded” and how C.K. thinks it is ridiculous that it is now widely viewed as an inappropriate term to call anybody who is mentally disabled or to use as slang because of the connotations, he joked that Jenny would be an appropriate name for a girl with mental disabilities, “or a trans retarded boy.”
Notice how he’s not part of any group he targets? Yeah, me too.
After some in the audience appeared to be shocked at his extensive joke about people with mental disabilities, C.K. told the crowd: “Fuck it, what are you going to take away, my birthday? My life is over, I don’t give a shit. You can be offended, you can get mad at me.”
His life is over? Puhleeze. He’s obviously still working in comedy. He has money. But now he’s the victim? He rants about how no one has had a bad year like he has – whining away while never acknowledging the reason for his bad year and how it was 100% his behavior that caused it.
One of the Parkland kids summed it up:
Hey Louis CK – since you like making fun of me and other Parkland survivors behind closed doors, I’m right here if you want to talk. Just try to keep it in your pants, ok?
That tweet is good comedy. Louis could learn something from her.
Gave up on him years ago, initially he was funny, as noted he is not funny now. If he’s working in comedy it’s because of his fame, good and bad, not his comedy.
His gender and ethnicity play an outsized role in allowing him to still draw gigs and income in comedy
I concur. I’m not smart enough to find humor in high school kids being murdered. Maybe someone else IS smart enough. Apparently Louis is not smart enough either, because he just shows that he is angry, mean and in my opinion, OVER!
Read a piece earlier with the premise that “Louis CK isn’t different now, you are different now” which I’d enlarge to say the world is different now. His humor is pretty much same old LCK, not surprising.
I agree with that – I’ve found him cringe-worthy and not funny in the past (he’s always been a sorta lazy and mediocre comic). But this seems much harsher (and bitter) to me.
Apparently Seinfeld isn’t funny anymore either:
The Daily Wire is not a legitimate news source… It’s the Whole Foods version of Alex Jones’ Infowars.
Seinfeld was never funny.
You are right about the Daily Wire, which is generally a piece of shit. But it’s true that some overly sensitive souls in our time have decided you can only be irreverent (and funny) about certain things. Definitely not a Puerto Rican Day parade. Or the great Jackie Chiles.
Are you saying that what Louis C.K. said is funny? If so, could you explain?
You can be as “irreverent” as you want. That may still come off as dickishness to some people, which you knew before you got to “irreverent”. You just have to live with the fact that people are just as empowered to call out your “irreverence”.
“some overly sensitive souls in our time have decided you can only be (funny) about certain things.”
Sorta like the prevalent use of blackface in American comedy being seen as hilarious during the first half or so of the 20th century… only to be eventually seen by society as racist and decidedly “not funny.”
But by your rationale, the people who fought against the use of blackface in American comedy are the progenitors of the “overly sensitive souls” who no longer think shit like Louis CK’s bigoted garbage or the racist stereotypes of “The Puerto Rican Day” episode are acceptable.
was replying to Nathan Arizona’s comment, but obviously clicked the wrong ‘reply’ link…
I’m saying “Seinfeld” is funny. I’ve never paid much attention to Louis C.K.
Some are such hypocrites. I don’t like what he said!
But, people PAID to see and be entertained by him. If someone didn’t like him, then they had every right to leave. AND you have every right to comment and disapprove. It’s America folks!
I don’t see this group being upset, wishing death on someone and allowing it.
I don’t see this group being upset, comparing Trump to Hitler.
I don’t see this group being upset, about Snoop Dogg’s “Ronald Klump” parody.
I don’t see this group being upset, about these songs. http://www.hipwiki.com/List+of+Anti-Police+Rap+Songs
Oh, Baby it’s cold outside!
I never wished your death. I said I’d celebrate your death. Very different. Still feel the same.