Louis C.K. 2009 Performance at Pabst Theater in Milwaukee now available on Netflix as part of Comedy genre.
Louis C.K. is known for his routines to have a hilarious negative outlook on life and this is proven once again with his routine in Hilarious that begins with an explanation of how many more dead people there are than alive people. This random thought develops into a thought on how the lives of Ray Charles and Hitler are pretty different. This comparison is funny and unexpected of Louis C.K. to bring up but it breaks the ice with his audience.
After this first round of jokes Louis shares that he has no idea how to start performances and one reason is because he has no real reason to talk to his audience. It’s absolutely awkward to start a conversation with a crowd because he doesn’t personally know his audience and so getting up on stage is fun but it is still awkward and hard to come up with an introduction to his standup routine. This introduction is almost like letting his audience know that Louis C.K. is uncomfortable performing at first but will let loose after his odd entrance.
Louis C.K. then explains that trying to come up with conversations to strangers feels the same as when he tries to talk to women at bars since he is single now from a marriage of ten years. He quickly lets his crowd know he wants no sympathy about his divorce and that when two people divorce it’s actually a good thing and that feeling sorry for people who are recently divorced is the wrong reaction to have when you hear this news for the first time. Louis explains his logic by stating that happy people in marriages stay together while unhealthy marriages split up which means that he was pretty unhappy and is now able to live his life for himself in a better place. Divorce is always good news because no good marriage ends in divorce.
Louis explains his logic by stating that happy people in marriages stay together while unhealthy marriages split up. Divorce is always good news because no good marriage ends in divorce which means that he was pretty troubled in his marriage and is now able to live his life for himself in a better place.
By the end of his intro, we have eased into Louis’ routine and we are intently waiting to hear more from Louis. We are not disappointed with Louis performance because he continues on from his divorce conversation to how he has now begun to date around and has realized he has not kept his body in shape for dating but that he has more confidence speaking with women than younger men do.
Louis C.K. is known to update his audience and fans about his life through his routines. In Hilarious we learn about Louis’ new dating life and how it’s like to raise his daughters now on his own when he has them. Louis has difficulties in taking his daughters to school and finds that being a parent now prevents him from enjoying things he used to enjoy such as casual sex or enjoying adult movies because of his daughters.
Although this standup was filmed in 2009 during his Hilarious tour, we are now able to stream it on Netflix. Louis C.K.’s satire at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin may be old news but it comes to us at a time where Netflix is refining it’s comedy section.
Adding Louis C.K.’s stand up to Netflix only shows how serious Netflix is when picking the right material for its users to stream. Not only is Louis C.K.’s Hilarious funny but it’s a perfect example of great comedy but it’s a reminder of how Louis C.K.’s earlier standup routines were like and how he truly has not changed much but it is still a hilarious and well-rehearsed comedian. Louis C.K. deserves to join the Netflix comedy family online.