Most of the world has seen Louis C.K. and his now famous Conan appearance last fall during the stock market crash, but I haven’t seen nearly as much buzz around his post-Conan interview with Time Magazine.
Aside from being one of the best stand up comedians in the business, he also has this nagging ability to say things that will stick in your head after you hear them. The best always seem to do that. George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Lewis Black, etc.
The Conan appearance was great, but this one has a far better message since the humor is toned down a bit and the realism is dialed up.
Part of me feels like we need to get back to basics a little bit … you have a job, but you don’t even make enough [money] to pay for the shit you even own. You have a house, a car, with a house full of shit you can’t afford.
You don’t even get to have the pride of saying… because I have this job, I have that car.
[Instead of saying] because I have this job, I have custody of this car, that the bank is paying someone else for, and if they ever come calling, I’m gonna go to jail.
It’s a shit life I think. It’s a shit life that we’re living right now … I didn’t mean to say we’re a shit generation [regarding the Conan appearance]. I meant to say, we’re a shitty generation.
Great stuff. Couldn’t have been stated any better.
Here is the original clip from the Conan O’Brian show that has collectively been titled “Everything is Amazing, But Nobody is Happy”.
If you’re a Louis C.K. fan, I would also highly suggest you checkout a few clips from his “Lucky Louis” HBO series. Funny as hell!