No, probably not. This answer is why I’ve been avoiding this post I’ve been threatening myself to write since C.K.’s Louie premiered on FX, which if you’re not watching you’re missing out on one of the most incredible shows ever. And why I mean incredible is here is a show written, directed, edited, and acted by a comedian that is mostly unfunny, and which show’s unfunny moments are its most watchable and interesting. Its existence is incredible as in not credible.
And it just got renewed for a second season of 13 episodes!
I mean, they’re not separated at birth or anything. But if you saw these faces in motion you’d be on my side. Still, though, it’s a stretch. C.K.’s comedy isn’t really much like Schomburg’s poems. And yet wait. Here’s a tweet of the former’s:
Its tuesday so there’s a new ep of LOUIE tonight on FX at 11pm. Point your face and head at it. And then laughing will happen in your body
So what’s up now?
UPDATE: If Louie C.K. is the Zach Schomburg of comedy, then Zach Schomburg is the Emo Philips of poetry.
6 thoughts on “Is Louie C.K. the Zach Schomburg of Comedy?”
Yes; knowing both of their “faces in motion” does invite a comparison. I hate typing “LOL” but, really, I did LOL.
I’d definitely watch an FX show starring Schomburg, perhaps one titled “Zachy.”
Or “Zachy’s Vengeance”.
Wow. Zachy’s vengeance? Really? I’m trying to sort out my feelings about this post. I think I’m incredibly flattered. But then I got to the Emo Phillips part. Either way, some joy and some laughing are happening in my body.
Can you say more about why you find him (Louis C.K.) unfunny?
I find Louis C.K. really funny. But the show—other than his stand-up segments—are rarely funny. Well I mean, no, sometimes they’re funny. The “other” black lady he gets to have sex with after the first one calls him out on wanting to sleep with a black woman. That quick bit with his shrink about his daughter. Others that aren’t coming to mind.
But the moment his mom leaves his brother in tears because she refuses to say she loves him? The talk he has with the father of the kid who threatened to beat him up? The talk with the heckling girl about misery and the lives of comics?
It’ not funny and it’s not sad. It’s more sad than funny. It’s just, like, nice. That’s the dumbest and only word I can come up with for these parts. It’s so nice to watch them happen.
Oh I see what happened. This is a poorly structured clause: “here is a show written, directed, edited, and acted by a comedian that is mostly unfunny, and which show’s unfunny moments are its most watchable and interesting.”
That “that” refers to the show, not the comedian. Technically I get away with it by not using “who” but you are right to ask me to explain myself.