Season three of Louis C.K.'s show Louie hit the air on Thursday night while riding the crest of a tremendous wave of momentum. C.K.'s profile has bubbled up in the last year with huge sales of his comedy album and his tour, which sold $4.5 million in two days. As with many things in C.K.'s world, it's not just the product but the process that's important: he sold his comedy special exclusively on his website and did the same with his tour tickets. By cutting out Ticketmaster, C.K. not only made more by directly selling his tickets for less; he also flouted tradition for the benefit of all.
During a dentist trip on tonight's Louie, dentist Stephen Root had to use some pretty strong gas to put Louis CK under. When he was finally out, Louis took a brain trip and met a guy everyone wants to find.
Tonight's episode of Louie highlighted exactly what makes it such a genius show, and also what differentiates it from Seinfeld. Seinfeld was a show about how life's little things created Jerry's comedy, Louie takes life's pain and makes it hilarious.
Last night's episode of Louie might have been the funniest thing on TV in ages. Laughing the whole way through the episode made it difficult to select the best highlights from the show, but we tried our best. Hilarity inside.
On this week's Louie, Louis C.K. travels to Alabama for a show but has some trouble along the way as Airport security were none too pleased with his bottle of lubricant. Let's just hope he can smooth things over.