On last week’s episode of Louie, in typical awkward and raw but funny as hell fashion, Louis CK goes back stage to talk to Dane Cook to see if he can score some Lady Gaga tickets for his daughter and ends up getting his ass chewed out. You see, some years ago, Louis CK implied heavily that Dane Cook had stolen some jokes from him and Dane Cook is very much not happy about it. Oh, just watch the clip. It’s fucking fantastic.
Louis CK’s new show “Louie” on FX has received rave reviews for both its humor its raw, personal uncomfortableness blended seamlessly into one another. And part of that close personal touch has to do with the fact that Louis CK not only acts in the show and writes it, but he also directs and edits it himself.
And his editing device of choice? After the show is shot on a handheld RED digital video camera, he edits the entire show on his 13” MacBook. If you’ve ever seen the show, it’s honestly the only way I could imagine it happening— Louis pours his heart out and then spends hours in a dark room, hunched over his laptop putting it all together.