Starring: Louis C.K.
Written By: Louis C.K.
Directed By: Louis C.K.
Studio: Comedy Central/ Paramount
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Louis C.K. is perhaps of the funniest comedians around right now and “Hilarious” is his latest stand-up special that will make anyone laugh. If there’s one comedian to watch right now, it’s Louis C.K.!
Hilarious premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010 and was the first feature-length comedy film to debut at the popular film festival. Not surprisingly, the film has been getting rave reviews and it just confirms that he’s one of the best comedians around. The material Louis covers may not come as a surprise to some who are aware of his act and what he usually talks about. He discusses post-divorce life and how pathetic he is at being a single parent, how his older daughter is better than he is, and how he dislikes his 3 year old daughter. In the middle of his act, Louis talks about how extremely unhappy Americans (people) are. We have wonderful things around us and we still feel the need to bitch & complain about the littlest of things. His remarks are SPOT ON and very funny! Hearing that part alone is worth seeing Hilarious.
The last few Louis C.K. stand up specials have been very funny but I think this one is the strongest one yet. Having this be a feature length film and being shot like Richard Pryor or Eddie Murphy concert films makes this an unique venture for C.K. He’s already established himself as a funny comedian and star of the underrated Louie TV series on FX. But having a film premiere at Sundance and actually get rave reviews for it has got to feel nice for Louis C.K.
His material is honest, realistic and just normally about day to day things, which is one of the biggest reasons why I like him. Plus, the way he puts things or acts them out is hilarious as well. Sorry for using the word hilarious Louis, but this time it’s applicable. That was another bit I liked from this stand-up, words people use so haphazardly like “amazing” and “hilarious.” This is worth watching at least once because this is just outright funny! If you don’t laugh at this, well I guess you’re just stupid then aren’t you? Only bummer about the DVD is there aren’t any extras but this DVD is still worth buying anyway.
Widescreen 1.78:1 Color
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: PCM Stereo [CC]
Bottom Line: Louis C.K.’s Hilarious proves he’s one of the best in the business right now.
Running Time: 84 mins