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Louis CK

When: Fri., Oct. 21 2011

I remember seeing Louis C.K. play New Year's Eve at Goodnight's back in 2007. He worked the small, intimate room beautifully with his combination of anger, self-loathing and sincerity. A few years later, C.K. has blown up to the point that he's selling out massive halls like DPAC, and well is his fortune deserved. His writing, directing, starring, editing and possibly catering role on his FX series Louie has elevated him from talented comedian to talented actor and filmmaker, one who combines absurdity with astonishing honesty and intimate emotional moments. How'd he do it? The old-fashioned way: working his ass off through constant touring and writing of new material.

If you haven't experienced his comedy, check out Louie on DVD or the concert film Hilarious—or, if you can score a ticket, at DPAC (good luck). It's great to see a talented guy make it big, and on jokes about loneliness, masturbation and self-loathing, no less. Tickets started at a very reasonable $32; hence the show is sold out. Bring cash and good luck. —Zack Smith


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