I’m a big fan of Louis C.K. His comedic genius comes from a humanistic honesty and a lot can be mined from what he says. I picked apart his conversation with A.V. Club last fall and Splitsider has compiled a bunch of wisdom from Louis. Here’s one from the long list that stands out:
The Greatest Generation gets too much credit. Those World War II guys, if they had all the shit we have today, they’d be assholes too. It’s just circumstantial. It’s what you’re called on to do that makes you great. We haven’t been called on to do anything but buy shit and get fat.
Louis C.K. has been called to make people laugh and I’m glad he’s teaching along the way.