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Re: Louis CK returns to comedy after wankbeast shenanigans [split topic]
« Reply #630 on: January 11, 2019, 08:54:18 AM »
Jesus christ this forum really is full of try hard cunts.


Re: Louis CK returns to comedy after wankbeast shenanigans [split topic]
« Reply #631 on: January 11, 2019, 08:59:12 AM »
Jesus christ this forum really is full of try hard cunts.

I agree. We should both leave. You go first

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Re: Louis CK returns to comedy after wankbeast shenanigans [split topic]
« Reply #632 on: January 11, 2019, 10:09:02 AM »
Jesus christ this forum really is full of try hard cunts.

Eh?

Re: Louis CK returns to comedy after wankbeast shenanigans [split topic]
« Reply #633 on: January 11, 2019, 12:16:32 PM »
I think if there is one thing this thread has taught us is that it is a very binary issue and no nuance is allowed.

Re: Louis CK returns to comedy after wankbeast shenanigans [split topic]
« Reply #634 on: January 11, 2019, 01:30:57 PM »
That almost always means "I'm huffy that people don't seem to agree with me"

Re: Louis CK returns to comedy after wankbeast shenanigans [split topic]
« Reply #635 on: January 11, 2019, 02:11:20 PM »
Means what it says, mate.

Re: Louis CK returns to comedy after wankbeast shenanigans [split topic]
« Reply #636 on: January 11, 2019, 03:00:25 PM »
Sure...

Re: Louis CK returns to comedy after wankbeast shenanigans [split topic]
« Reply #637 on: January 11, 2019, 03:35:04 PM »
It's not that nuance isn't allowed. Very often it's just ignored, because there isn't much to add. They nuance themselves out of existence. Extreme, binary opinions get more reactions and therefore have more currency on internet forums. I don't make the rules.

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Re: Louis CK returns to comedy after wankbeast shenanigans [split topic]
« Reply #638 on: January 11, 2019, 04:19:09 PM »
A review of Louis CK's performance at a club last night, his first show since his Parkland controversy https://www.timesunion.com/7day-breaking/article/Review-Louis-C-K-at-Funny-Bone-1-10-19-13524706.php

Re: Louis CK returns to comedy after wankbeast shenanigans [split topic]
« Reply #639 on: January 16, 2019, 12:02:02 AM »
Pretty fascinating debate between Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes & Jim Norton about this subject here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2NS4WM6pBcM

I do kind of wonder if a lot of comedians' reactions boil down to the varying attitudes of the New York and L.A. comedy scenes.  Was reading a book about how the gritty, emotional theatre schools from which Method found life had trouble penetrating the Hollywood bubble until the soon-to-be blacklisted John Garfield broke it.  Seems like that schism never went away.

Re: Louis CK returns to comedy after wankbeast shenanigans [split topic]
« Reply #640 on: January 16, 2019, 07:09:02 AM »
It’s worth remembering that LA/West Coast comedians tend to be far more involved in Hollywood and other aspects of the entertainment industry.  If they’re anything like the young’uns, a lot of them got into it as a stepping stone to get movie or TV work.  It’s not at all surprising that they’re generally more preoccupied with good PR and sometimes outright pandering than being “a comedian” through and through, seeing comedy itself as both a means and an end, which seems to be the default among the New York lot.  Louis has been beloved by and belonged to both camps, I suppose.

Re: Louis CK returns to comedy after wankbeast shenanigans [split topic]
« Reply #641 on: January 16, 2019, 08:27:07 AM »
If Louis loves making women watch him wank then he's probably wanking over the fact that lots of women he hasn't even met have now imagined him wanking.

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Re: Louis CK returns to comedy after wankbeast shenanigans [split topic]
« Reply #642 on: January 18, 2019, 11:38:44 AM »
Louis has been doing shows in California this week, doubling down on his previous material and now explicitly acknowledging his wankbeast reputation https://pagesix.com/2019/01/17/louis-c-k-continues-to-joke-about-sexual-harassment-and-parkland/

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Re: Louis CK returns to comedy after wankbeast shenanigans [split topic]
« Reply #643 on: January 18, 2019, 12:14:46 PM »
“The whole point of comedy is to say things that you shouldn’t say. That’s the entire point.”

Did he get that piece of wisdom from Gervais?

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Re: Louis CK returns to comedy after wankbeast shenanigans [split topic]
« Reply #644 on: January 18, 2019, 12:19:14 PM »
“The whole point of comedy is to say things that you shouldn’t say. That’s the entire point.”


That's the Keystone Kops fucked then.

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Re: Louis CK returns to comedy after wankbeast shenanigans [split topic]
« Reply #645 on: January 18, 2019, 12:42:53 PM »
It's one of the most risible, self-serving pieces of bollocks I've ever heard.

Notice how 'speaking the truth' doesn't factor into his equation any more. Funny that.

Re: Louis CK returns to comedy after wankbeast shenanigans [split topic]
« Reply #646 on: January 18, 2019, 12:49:47 PM »
The whole point of comedy is to make people laugh.


Re: Louis CK returns to comedy after wankbeast shenanigans [split topic]
« Reply #647 on: January 18, 2019, 12:52:41 PM »
Yeah but if you can't do that be shocking. Stupid prick.

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Re: Louis CK returns to comedy after wankbeast shenanigans [split topic]
« Reply #648 on: January 18, 2019, 12:55:19 PM »
“The whole point of comedy is to say things that you shouldn’t say. That’s the entire point.”

Did he get that piece of wisdom from Gervais?

Should probably start a thread about this but I hate this line of thinking. The entire point of comedy is to make you laugh, anything else is a style of comedy. Saying things you shouldnt say is a style of comedy, not the point of it. "Velcro, what a rip off!" Is that not comedy because it's not saying the unsayable? Pretentious twat.

It's a small step from that sort of bollocks to "I'm a comedian, that's my job..." If I ever hear that come out of someones mouth I know I can safely stop listening to them. "I had to say that really mean thing to that shop assistant so I could tell people about it afterwards, I'm a comedian, that's my job!" It's usually used as an excuse for shitty behaviour. Your only job as a comedian is to make people laugh. If you want to do something else with it, go for it, just don't try and dress up your shitty behaviour as something you have to do because of the way you are employed. "I have joke Tourette's, I can't help but say these things, I'm a comedian, that's my job!"

Re: Louis CK returns to comedy after wankbeast shenanigans [split topic]
« Reply #649 on: January 18, 2019, 02:49:16 PM »
Louis has been doing shows in California this week, doubling down on his previous material and now explicitly acknowledging his wankbeast reputation https://pagesix.com/2019/01/17/louis-c-k-continues-to-joke-about-sexual-harassment-and-parkland/
Good.. I also love how quickly they sell out.

Re: Louis CK returns to comedy after wankbeast shenanigans [split topic]
« Reply #650 on: January 18, 2019, 02:51:18 PM »
watching louis rack up the box office numbers with a big smile on my face like a normal person

Re: Louis CK returns to comedy after wankbeast shenanigans [split topic]
« Reply #651 on: January 18, 2019, 03:10:10 PM »
I made a fairly innocuous comment about this on Twitter and now a random person is explaining comedy to me. Do people just name search Louis C.K to respond to even the most oblique criticisms

Re: Louis CK returns to comedy after wankbeast shenanigans [split topic]
« Reply #652 on: January 18, 2019, 03:23:30 PM »
Yes.

This is all really boring now.

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Re: Louis CK returns to comedy after wankbeast shenanigans [split topic]
« Reply #653 on: January 18, 2019, 03:46:05 PM »
Yes.

This is all really boring now.

I like it

Re: Louis CK returns to comedy after wankbeast shenanigans [split topic]
« Reply #654 on: January 18, 2019, 04:39:46 PM »
This is becoming quite interesting, and complicated. Among the issues are whether a comedian should give top-tier deference to offence taken, or whether those who take offence should make better decisions about what they listen to, or watch.

Re: Louis CK returns to comedy after wankbeast shenanigans [split topic]
« Reply #655 on: January 18, 2019, 06:15:01 PM »
It's good how comedians get to defend their work by saying that what they do is is about challenging people, and society, with these profound, transcendent, shocking truths while also being able to go "ha! lighten up it's just a joke!"

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Re: Louis CK returns to comedy after wankbeast shenanigans [split topic]
« Reply #656 on: January 18, 2019, 06:17:58 PM »
CK asked for permission to wank, got consent...

Oh shit, I didn't know that actually worked. I am going to have to try this out on some women I know myself!

Re: Louis CK returns to comedy after wankbeast shenanigans [split topic]
« Reply #657 on: January 20, 2019, 11:11:51 AM »
https://www.thedailybeast.com/louis-ck-doubles-down-with-jokes-on-on-911-retarded-kids-and-racial-tropes

"When Louis C.K. stepped onstage to a standing ovation and a full house at a San Jose comedy club Wednesday night, he got right to the point:

“I like to jerk off, and I don’t like being alone.”

Simple and without a trace of apology; it got a good laugh."

Evidence number #213921513251 that the extremely online Twitter crowd don't represent the population at large. It's easy to forget that.

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Re: Louis CK returns to comedy after wankbeast shenanigans [split topic]
« Reply #658 on: January 20, 2019, 11:19:21 AM »
Evidence number #213921513251 that the extremely online Twitter crowd don't represent the population at large. It's easy to forget that.

Yes, comforting to know that people will applaud a remorseless sexual deviant.

Re: Louis CK returns to comedy after wankbeast shenanigans [split topic]
« Reply #659 on: January 20, 2019, 11:30:12 AM »
This is becoming quite interesting, and complicated. Among the issues are whether a comedian should give top-tier deference to offence taken, or whether those who take offence should make better decisions about what they listen to, or watch.

That's a melon scratcher.