If you’re a fan of stand-up comedy, then you’re probably already a big fan of Louis C.K. The very talented and hilarious comedian’s latest stand-up concert film, aptly titled Hilarious, will come to a theater near you for one night only on September 8th. EW reports that the film will be shown in Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. If you’re not able to go, or don’t live in one of these eight cities, don’t be too bummed out: the cable channel Epix will show the film on September 18th. If you’re not able to catch it then, you only have to wait a bit longer because Comedy Central has plans to air and release it on DVD next year.
You can still watch Louie C.K. on his excellent new FX show, Louie, which recently got picked up for another season. You can also go to Louis C.K.’s site for info on how to buy tickets to see Hilarious in the theater, or to find out when he will be in your town doing some stand-up. Hit the jump for the official Hilarious synopsis.
With a simple “Hello, everybody,” television writer and stand-up comedian Louis C.K. opens his latest live show, Hilarious. This harmless salutation is the least-controversial thing that comes out of Louis C.K.’s mouth as he turns rants on everyday subjects (impatient people, his weight, fatherhood) into hilarious, expletive-laden diatribes where nothing is sacred—not even (gasp!) his children. Who else can name-check Ray Charles and Adolph Hitler in the same breath and elicit a chorus of raucous laughter?
Louis C.K. says what’s on his mind, even at the risk of offending, but his “I don’t give a f**k” attitude makes his irreverent brand of humor especially endearing and relatable. His self-deprecating style elevates his filmed live show to a form of therapy, where we, too, can get comic relief from some pretty warped subjects. At one point, Louis C.K. asks, “Where do you draw the line?” With him, there is no line.