If you love stand-up comedians and situation comedy check out Louie Season 1 an FX production now on DVD/Blu-ray. The down to earth divorced comic puts on a great show and each episode gets funnier as the series plays out.
Louie travels the comedy circuit and includes his life trials in his monologue. After giving a few minutes parody on a smidgen of a funny incident that occurred we are treated to a sitcom involving the subject. Some of the topics include after divorce dating, high school bullies, indecent proposals, a weird doctor visit, and many more subjects cleverly performed by the very funny man.
I find Louie to be hilarious and I am a big Seinfeld fan. It’s like getting a whole new look at stand-up sitcom that was originally introduced by Jerry Seinfeld in 1985 but a lot more provocative. Louis CK puts together some great stand-up comics with most of them performing prior to the sitcom including the very funny Nick DiPaolo.
Later episodes get even more provoking than Seinfeld or Curb Your Enthusiasm with subjects that deal with religion, politics and sex. Episodes include a challenging argument on gay sex, a visit to the doctors office where Ricky Gervais happens to be the physician who does some very gross things to Louie, and a parody on Christ that’s over the top. Louis CK hopefully leaves some stones unturned for his new season starting June 23 on FX.
Louis CK is not new to the film and televison scene in 2008, Louis was seen in Diminished Capacity with Matthew Broderick, Virginia Madsen and Alan Alda and Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins with Martin Lawrence, Mike Epps and Cedric the Entertainer. He also starred in the film, The Invention of Lying, alongside Ricky Gervais and Jennifer Garner, and had a recurring role on the NBC series, Parks & Recreation, playing Pawnee police officer ‘Dave Sanderson,’ a love interest of Amy Poehler’s ‘Leslie Knope.’
In July 2010, Louis was nominated for an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special for his second one-hour special, Louis C.K.: Chewed Up. Louis has also starred in two HBO One Night Stand stand-up specials, a Comedy Central Presents special and HBO’s 25th Anniversary Young Comedians Special.
The 13 episodes show comes on in a 2-disc combo pack with Blu-ray on the front and DVD format on the back of each disc. The bonus features include deleted and extended scenes, audio commentary on selected episodes and more.
FINAL ANALYSIS: A very funny show for the extremely mature. (A)