on July 20, 2011
The first time I saw Louis CK's stand up routine was an edited, censored version of this performance that aired on TV, and it was so fantastic that it made me search out all his stand up comedy DVDs. Although it can be, at times, grossly vulgar in this uncensored form, this is his best DVD and that's saying a lot, given that he is the funniest comedian working today.
Unlike many comedians, Louis CK's unique view of human affairs doesn't descend into a depressing cynicism that's unbearable. He isn't goofy, cliche, or pandering, either, though he is quite vocal about his progressive politics without grand-standing. What's refreshing is not only his honesty, but the intelligence and joy with which he covers a variety of topics with an exciting delivery that can lighten any subject with his charming smile. Moreover, like all his DVDs, this contains comedic material not repeated on any other releases.