‘Sincerely Louis C.K.’

A comeback of sorts, and, well, the funniest stand-up special I’ve seen in years. Religion, racism, sexual misconduct — you know, good clean family fun. And, yes, he talks about the whole you-know-what. $8 direct purchase gets you a no-DRM download and streaming (AirPlay supported).

Update: Where by “you-know-what” I of course mean C.K.’s own sexual misconduct, alleged in comedy circles for years, erupted into much-publicized and career-halting scandal in November 2017 when reported by The New York Times, and fully acknowledged by C.K. days later in a statement and apology that began with “These stories are true,” and ended with “I have spent my long and lucky career talking and saying anything I want. I will now step back and take a long time to listen.”

The brevity of my original blurb was in no way intended to convey flippancy regarding his misconduct. My intention was only to praise the special — which, again, I found so enjoyable, thoughtful, and thought-provoking as to warrant directing your attention to despite the potential minefield of controversy — not in any way to minimize his misconduct. The art is not the artist; the artist is not the art. And because his actions are not in dispute, were spectacularly publicized, and by his own admission indefensible, I thought it sufficient to comment only on the merits of the special itself, and allow C.K. to speak for himself on the matter of his behavior.

Friday, 17 April 2020