Funniest man alive – Louis C.K has a new special

If you haven’t watched Louis C.K’s latest special, do it right now. It’s the funniest thing since his last special, which was the funniest thing since the one before that. Yeah, I’m a fan.

The thing with Louis C.K is that he’s not just telling jokes. He’s making you think. Among the funny punch lines and great accents are actually some very clever thoughts and points. He treats comedy like a craft and you can tell.

If you want to watch a few of Louis C.K specials, I would recommend going to his personal website and downloading them for five bucks or watching them on Netflix.

Enjoy the funniest man alive.

Just some stuff you should see

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Here are a few things I watched recently that I really recommend. I’m going to describe them in one sentence so you have more time to watch them instead of reading my incoherent blog posts.

Louis C.K – Oh My God. The best stand-up comedian of all time (highly personal point-of-view) in top LOL form.

Whiplash – Great new film with amazing jazz music about a young talented drummer and his evil teacher.

True Detective – If you want to see fine acting and writing combined in a series that moves slowly, but purposely forward to create some amazing intense scenes – this is the one.

Episodes – Everyone needs to laugh and the series Episodes give you some true haha-moments and is just all over feel-good.

Birdman – Weird but awesome with spellbinding acting and camera work.

Rudderless – Interesting drama about a man who tries to get over his son’s guilt-ridden death through playing his songs.

Dave Chappelle is Back

I think “What would it take for you to leave $50 mil?” would be a better headline, but…

Through my far too long and unmanaged Twitter feed, I discovered through New York Times that comedian Dave Chappelle is touring again.

Chappelle famously went into hiding after two seasons of his very popular Chappelle Show in 2005, despite being offered ginormous amounts of money (reportedly €50 million) to continue by HBO.

The fans applauded his bravado to get away from the “money machine” or whatever his intention was, but they were obviously at the same time sad and mystified. How long would he be gone for? Would he never come back?

But SEVEN (or so) years later he did.  This is what he said on Letterman: “Technically I never quit. I’m seven years late to work.” Letterman who’s witty and fast-minded himself had a good reply:  “Boy, are you gonna be in trouble when you go back.”

When you listen to the interview he seems a bit bitter that he left the scene for so long and missed out on all that money. He doesn’t seem to want to open up about why he left, maybe he’s tired of talking about it, maybe he regrets the decision not to take those $50 million. What he does talk about is how he and the guys at HBO couldn’t get along. And that’s what happens when you’re in the big money – creative freedom is gone and maybe that’s why Dave Chappelle got going?

The most interesting part of the Dave Chappelle interview with Letterman is from around 10:00 where he talks about money being the “fuel of choice” and the difference of $10 million and $50 million not being a huge lifestyle change, despite an “astounding” difference of $40 million.

If you’re interested in Dave Chappelle, I suggest this indie documentary. It’s great quality for an indie film production and definitely worth viewing.

Link: Chappelle’s Show -The 50 Million Dollar Question.

See bits of Dave Chappelle’s finest stand-up below. There’s plenty more on Youtube of course, but for someone who spent a good amount of time in D.C. this really hits home.

What would it take for you to leave $50 million?