Comedian Louis C.K. Louis C.K. has been called the greatest comedian alive, by GQ Magazine. Louis is definitely at the top of his game. A lot of comedians out there and other students of comedy can learn a great lesson from listening to Louis in this rare 45-minute long interview on NPR. Keep in mind as you listen to Louis. He’s not in it for the money or the fame. He’s in it to be true to himself.

Also keep in mind that Louis C.K. first started in comedy in 1984. That means he’s been doing this for 27 years. So before you think that you’re not going anywhere or you get impatient with where your career is, think about the fact that this business is about perservering. This is one great comedian lesson.

I would like to thank my student David Conolly for sharing this.

I hope you enjoy this and if you do, please leave a comment below it will automatically leave a comment on your Facebook Page. Thanks!

Jerry Corley
Jerry Corley

Jerry Corley is a professional comedian of nearly 30 years, working nearly every venue imaginable.

    9 replies to "How To Be A Famous Comedian | Interview with Louis CK"

    • Vegas Linda Lou

      Thanks for posting this, Jerry. I can’t say enough about Louis CK; every one of his TV episodes is like a miniature movie. So well done. He’s brave without being skanky, which is a fine line for comics to ride. What an example for all of us.

    • Jerry

      Hey Linda! Thanks for taking a moment to comment. Louis is just terrific and you’re so right on the money. I love the line: “He’s brave without being skanky.” The thing with Louis is he makes all these wonderfully bold, courageous statement all while keeping the attitude of “I think I’m right… I might be wrong… but I think I’m right…” So we root for him to to be right!

      You Rock!

    • Brooklyn Dicent

      YES! Finally I get my question answered about the Cook and CK debate. Thank you for sharing.

    • CJ Mischel

      Louis CK is one of the best comedians ever! I think he deserves a higher spot then #98 on the 100 funniest comics list. I do like this site a lot because I want to be a comedian too. Thank you very much Jerry for all of this for us students to observe what it requires to be like Louie.

    • Darscovery Channel

      I love how he went off on his own – very Brave and what way to stay true to the work you want to do! I love a maverick – He’s awesome!

    • Cory Tyler

      Louis CK is totally himself. I love his authenticity.

    • Tim Scott

      like the fact that he’s a trail blazer and he lets you love or leave it because he’s staying true to himself.

    • Desi Battle

      His realness makes it great stuff. he gives you his perspective in a funny way no matter how serious or not so serious the subject is.

    • Thank you Jerry, One of the things I like best about Louie C.K., is that his comedy is honest and he doesn’t rely on being as dirty as he can be, in order to get a laugh. If he makes a dick joke you can bet there is a funny observation behind it and it isn’t in his set just for the sake of making a dick joke. Women are referred to as women and not bitches and I don’t recall ever hearing the word pussy used in one of his sets.

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