Louis C.K. is the best working stand up comedian in the United States today. The end. But that’s been true for awhile. That basic fact is where the Videogum “Louis C.K. Promise” comes from in the first place. What do you think, I’m an idiot over here slapping my keyboard who doesn’t know what’s going on? Well, I may be an idiot over here slapping my keyboard who doesn’t know what’s going on ALMOST ALWAYS, but not in this instance. So the success of Louis’s appearance on Conan last fall, officially a YouTube sensation at this point, is great news. It’s been a mystery to me for years why he hasn’t been elected President of Entertainment and been put in charge of all the jokes. (BONUS: The YouTube clip is only four minutes long, while Videogum has the full 10 minute interview. That’s six extra minutes of great material. Math. Just another example of the POWER and STRENGTH of the Videogum Promise.)
Now that he’s an on-line star (and the rest will follow, one hopes and assumes), he’s been interviewed by Time magazine (the most important, and relevant, and influential, and widely read magazine in existence. In 1952. I don’t even know why I’m zinging Time magazine. Sorry Time magazine. Keep going, y’all!!!). He talks about the YouTube clip, and the best show he ever did, and shitty jet packs. After the jump.
Louis C.K. is the Gustave Flaubert of comedy (Gustave Flaubert was a brilliant genius, right? Right!). The guy on the plane complaining about the slow wireless c’est moi. He should change his name to Louis T.B. Because he’s The Best.