No wonder he got cancelled by them after one season, but I love love love that he did this (and how can you not love the guy who asked Donald Rumsfeld “Are you a space lizard who feasts on human flesh?”).
HBO was asking us why there was no nudity on the show, and what they really meant was, Why wasn’t Pamela Adlon, who played my wife, nude? When I hired Pam, I didn’t tell her she was going to be doing anything like that. It wasn’t supposed to be that kind of show. So I said, “You know what, I’ll do it.” And I did that episode, and they were like, “O.K., we have plenty of nudity, thank you.”
~ LouisCK, NYT interview (he also surprises the interviewer with his admiration of Bill Cosby’s performance skills).
He’s not always so political: in this recent episode of The Daily Show, Louis deconstructs fart jokes and show why they will always, always be funny.
SotBO: Probably at some time Louis CK has said or will say something full of social justice fail. He is, after all, a comedian. When I’m made aware of it, I’ll address it. The moments above will still remain awesome.