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Louis CK and the world's most offensive joke

01.29.2010

UPDATE - We were contacted by Louis CKs camp and they asked us to remove this video because the material was unfinished and never intended for an audience outside of the closed theater.

Comedian Louis CK is at Sundance with his comedy concert film HILARIOUS, which we'll have a review up for very soon. As a little teaser though, I think I can share with you that the film's reputation has certainly lived up to its title. At a post-screening Q&A, Louis talked about the desire to be able to tell the most offensive joke in the world and have people feel happy that they heard it. It's an odd combo yes, but somehow he (sort of) manages to pull it off. I can't imagine any other comedian telling a joke about the rape and murder of children and getting laughter and applause at the end. That's a terrible set up (to be clear, he's not condoning any of this) but is most certainly offensive yet at the same time, pretty funny. Check the clip out below and hopefully a brave distributor will pick up HILARIOUS for a theatrical run...

Extra Tidbit: Louis is currently working on a new comedy series for the FX channel.
Source: Movieline

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12:43AM on 01/31/2010
haha! Fuck you guys, that was funny
haha! Fuck you guys, that was funny
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3:56PM on 01/30/2010

@ NeroticNikk

"isn't that what I said?"...uh..no..you said we shouldn't try to convince people that its not funny...which we're not...
"isn't that what I said?"...uh..no..you said we shouldn't try to convince people that its not funny...which we're not...
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8:26PM on 01/30/2010
You know most of us moved away from this discussion?
You know most of us moved away from this discussion?
9:09PM on 01/30/2010
i heart irony
i heart irony
9:52PM on 01/29/2010

Louis

this is funny stuff, and I'm not referring to the joke
this is funny stuff, and I'm not referring to the joke
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9:50PM on 01/29/2010

Original

I have the lucky louis series, but wonder if it is available on DVD? Anyone know?
I have the lucky louis series, but wonder if it is available on DVD? Anyone know?
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9:48PM on 01/29/2010

Worst Joke?

Although I love this joke, I must confess that I do not believe it is the most offensive joke ever.
Although I love this joke, I must confess that I do not believe it is the most offensive joke ever.
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9:46PM on 01/29/2010

@ TheCanadian & Terminal_83

Ok, we get it, you do not find it funny, but trying to convince those who do like it that it isn't funny is like trying to convince a dog to stop licking its balls
Ok, we get it, you do not find it funny, but trying to convince those who do like it that it isn't funny is like trying to convince a dog to stop licking its balls
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10:06PM on 01/29/2010
I'm not trying to convince people the joke isn't funny, I'm trying to convince people that WE who don't find it funny aren't PC touting sticklers who don't get Louis CK. Again, I am a big fan of Louis CK, I just don't find the joke to be funny.
I'm not trying to convince people the joke isn't funny, I'm trying to convince people that WE who don't find it funny aren't PC touting sticklers who don't get Louis CK. Again, I am a big fan of Louis CK, I just don't find the joke to be funny.
10:14PM on 01/29/2010
"I just don't find the joke to be funny."...isnt that what I said?
"I just don't find the joke to be funny."...isnt that what I said?
2:01PM on 01/30/2010
Um... wha??
Um... wha??
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8:18PM on 01/29/2010
Listen, I have two little kids and Louis CK is one of my favorites. His shit is right.
Regarding the joke: I would rather have my kid back in any condition rather than berrying him.
Listen, I have two little kids and Louis CK is one of my favorites. His shit is right.
Regarding the joke: I would rather have my kid back in any condition rather than berrying him.
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8:46PM on 01/29/2010
I think you meant to say "Burying him."
I think you meant to say "Burying him."
9:59PM on 01/29/2010
Tomato, Tomata
Tomato, Tomata
10:05PM on 01/29/2010
Don't you dare lecture me about tomatoes! :-P
Don't you dare lecture me about tomatoes! :-P
10:15PM on 01/29/2010
Ok, now that I liked! :)
Ok, now that I liked! :)
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7:07PM on 01/29/2010
That was really funny and actually makes sense.
That was really funny and actually makes sense.
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7:07PM on 01/29/2010
It's funny for several reasons. The act out with the phone call. The punch at the end when he says he has no idea what to do with this information. And most importantly, it's funny, because it's true.
It's funny for several reasons. The act out with the phone call. The punch at the end when he says he has no idea what to do with this information. And most importantly, it's funny, because it's true.
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6:46PM on 01/29/2010

yeah

you guys on his zipper are really missing the point...I am a huge Louis CK fan...I have seen his comedy specials..I have tons of audio downloaded...I followed Lucky Louis the whole season...the simple fact is, this joke ain't that funny...he's had better...and to say "check out his other stuff" implies you think he's had better...Since this article is on the joke and not the comedian, who is hating? furthermore...my dislike for the joke has nothing to do with how "controversial" it is...it just
you guys on his zipper are really missing the point...I am a huge Louis CK fan...I have seen his comedy specials..I have tons of audio downloaded...I followed Lucky Louis the whole season...the simple fact is, this joke ain't that funny...he's had better...and to say "check out his other stuff" implies you think he's had better...Since this article is on the joke and not the comedian, who is hating? furthermore...my dislike for the joke has nothing to do with how "controversial" it is...it just is not that funny...
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6:50PM on 01/29/2010
Exactly! People here have inadvertently admitted the joke sucks, they're just too intent on hurling insults to realize it. "Check out his other stuff" obviously means "Yeah the joke sucked but he did other good stuff!" I am a big fan of Louis CK, I love his comedy, I thought his show was fun, but the joke simply isn't funny.
Exactly! People here have inadvertently admitted the joke sucks, they're just too intent on hurling insults to realize it. "Check out his other stuff" obviously means "Yeah the joke sucked but he did other good stuff!" I am a big fan of Louis CK, I love his comedy, I thought his show was fun, but the joke simply isn't funny.
9:50PM on 01/29/2010
Simple differences in viewpoints, drawing it out is illogical
Simple differences in viewpoints, drawing it out is illogical
5:00PM on 01/29/2010

Louis C.K. is one of my fav comics working

....can't wait to see his new special or his new show on FX.

Fuck the haters! Check out his other work before you start talkin' shit...
....can't wait to see his new special or his new show on FX.

Fuck the haters! Check out his other work before you start talkin' shit...
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6:47PM on 01/29/2010
I like being on Joblo, and I think you can argue without resorting to insults, but idiot I think a lot of people here GET Louis CK, they just don't find the joke funny. I found the joke to be corny because it just wasn't good material. And how he stressed it over and over again drawing mild laughter from his audience was lame.
I like being on Joblo, and I think you can argue without resorting to insults, but idiot I think a lot of people here GET Louis CK, they just don't find the joke funny. I found the joke to be corny because it just wasn't good material. And how he stressed it over and over again drawing mild laughter from his audience was lame.
10:00PM on 01/29/2010
"And how he stressed it over and over again"...sound familiar?
"And how he stressed it over and over again"...sound familiar?
10:41PM on 01/29/2010
How the fuck am I an idiot when a guy just a couple posts below me says CK is an unfunny idiot? What would make you think I was talking to YOU?

Quit actin' all butthurt.
How the fuck am I an idiot when a guy just a couple posts below me says CK is an unfunny idiot? What would make you think I was talking to YOU?

Quit actin' all butthurt.
3:24PM on 01/29/2010

hilarious

"I'm not offended, I just didn't like the joke because I don't think this type of humor is appropriate and needs to not exist because it makes people upset and also think that I'm an outstandingly righteous person because I'm not going to laugh at this. Not that it's offensive. I'm not saying that. I'm cool, I'm hip. I just didn't think it was funny based solely on it's controversial content."

To the people that thought this wasn't funny: Get f*cked.
"I'm not offended, I just didn't like the joke because I don't think this type of humor is appropriate and needs to not exist because it makes people upset and also think that I'm an outstandingly righteous person because I'm not going to laugh at this. Not that it's offensive. I'm not saying that. I'm cool, I'm hip. I just didn't think it was funny based solely on it's controversial content."

To the people that thought this wasn't funny: Get f*cked.
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3:28PM on 01/29/2010
Controversy turned into comedy is a good way to address the subject instead of hiding it and making it taboo and inappropriate to talk about, let alone be joked about.
Controversy turned into comedy is a good way to address the subject instead of hiding it and making it taboo and inappropriate to talk about, let alone be joked about.
3:37PM on 01/29/2010
Couldn't agree more. Saying that any subject should never be included in humor is ridiculous. The fact that we live in a society in which we're allowed to joke about whatever we please is something that should be celebrated, not condemned. Plus, the fact that's he's probably right is something that shouldn't be ignored either.
Couldn't agree more. Saying that any subject should never be included in humor is ridiculous. The fact that we live in a society in which we're allowed to joke about whatever we please is something that should be celebrated, not condemned. Plus, the fact that's he's probably right is something that shouldn't be ignored either.
6:42PM on 01/29/2010
Boy you told us.
Boy you told us.
9:52PM on 01/29/2010
Very well put sparkholiday, and I say that with truth and not sarcasm (looks at Terminal_83)
Very well put sparkholiday, and I say that with truth and not sarcasm (looks at Terminal_83)
2:04PM on 01/29/2010

Go suck a bag of dicks!!

Where is all this Louis CK hate coming from? You all need to watch Louis CK's Shameless. Its a solid hour of pure hilarity
Where is all this Louis CK hate coming from? You all need to watch Louis CK's Shameless. Its a solid hour of pure hilarity
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2:09PM on 01/29/2010
I agree with you 110%, but some people are limited in what they feel is appropriate to find funny.
I agree with you 110%, but some people are limited in what they feel is appropriate to find funny.
3:13PM on 01/29/2010
it's not hate. it's being in touch with our humanity. there doesn't need to be this kind of humor in the world. i could care less if the comedian is funny or not. it's tasteless and shameless.
it's not hate. it's being in touch with our humanity. there doesn't need to be this kind of humor in the world. i could care less if the comedian is funny or not. it's tasteless and shameless.
3:22PM on 01/29/2010
Doesn't need to be this kind of humor? That kind of nonsense is what got Family Guy cancelled the first time.
Doesn't need to be this kind of humor? That kind of nonsense is what got Family Guy cancelled the first time.
6:43PM on 01/29/2010
No Family Guy got canceled because of low ratings. Get your facts straight.
No Family Guy got canceled because of low ratings. Get your facts straight.
9:48PM on 01/29/2010
As I stated, nonsense
As I stated, nonsense
1:55PM on 01/29/2010

@ neuroticNikk

you got us...we don't "understand" his humor...
Face it...it was a lame joke, that he tried to gimmick...it didn't work, and now to seem edgier you claim it is funnier than it is...

-100, here I come!!!
you got us...we don't "understand" his humor...
Face it...it was a lame joke, that he tried to gimmick...it didn't work, and now to seem edgier you claim it is funnier than it is...

-100, here I come!!!
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2:06PM on 01/29/2010
Its not about being edgy, and it was not lame to those of us that enjoy this type of humor. I enjoy dead baby jokes, but some do not, that's the way the world is. Some have a limited sense of humor, others are not handicapped by theirs.
Its not about being edgy, and it was not lame to those of us that enjoy this type of humor. I enjoy dead baby jokes, but some do not, that's the way the world is. Some have a limited sense of humor, others are not handicapped by theirs.
6:44PM on 01/29/2010
Some of us have great senses of humor. We just have limits to what we think is funny. I found the rant unfunny not because it was offensive but because it WASN'T FUNNY. What about that are his brain dead fans not getting?
Some of us have great senses of humor. We just have limits to what we think is funny. I found the rant unfunny not because it was offensive but because it WASN'T FUNNY. What about that are his brain dead fans not getting?
10:04PM on 01/29/2010
The Brain Dead Fans of Comedy have no limitations or handicaps in what we find funny
The Brain Dead Fans of Comedy have no limitations or handicaps in what we find funny
1:52PM on 01/29/2010
There's nothing funny about this fucking idiot


and no.. I don't hate offensive jokes. Dead baby jokes/Nazi jokes/racist jokes.. funny. This was just..not... funny.
There's nothing funny about this fucking idiot


and no.. I don't hate offensive jokes. Dead baby jokes/Nazi jokes/racist jokes.. funny. This was just..not... funny.
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1:50PM on 01/29/2010

MEH

I like The Aristocrats joke more.
I like The Aristocrats joke more.
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12:58PM on 01/29/2010

Lucky Louis

To all those who do not understand Louis' humor, check out what he has done before you judge. Every comedian is different. This was not his best joke, but certainly not tasteless if you actually know who Louis CK is.
To all those who do not understand Louis' humor, check out what he has done before you judge. Every comedian is different. This was not his best joke, but certainly not tasteless if you actually know who Louis CK is.
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1:06PM on 01/29/2010
Oh please. I've seen his stand up, I enjoyed his short lived television show and I know how the guy's comedy works. That clip up there is not comedy.
Oh please. I've seen his stand up, I enjoyed his short lived television show and I know how the guy's comedy works. That clip up there is not comedy.
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12:39PM on 01/29/2010

Missed the mark

offensive in an awfully bland way, and just not funny.
offensive in an awfully bland way, and just not funny.
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12:17PM on 01/29/2010

"I f**** your kid, you want me to drop him off?"

... WTF ????? How's this funny ???? Obviously this guy can't get his act straight, so he's using pedophilia to get some attention. So sad ...
... WTF ????? How's this funny ???? Obviously this guy can't get his act straight, so he's using pedophilia to get some attention. So sad ...
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12:17PM on 01/29/2010
I don't find the joke or the observation offensive I find the fact that he's simply not being funny offensive. I like Louis CK but man he's REALLY REALLY straining to just deliver a joke that's quite obviously not funny.
I don't find the joke or the observation offensive I find the fact that he's simply not being funny offensive. I like Louis CK but man he's REALLY REALLY straining to just deliver a joke that's quite obviously not funny.
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12:17PM on 01/29/2010

HA!

I don't care what anybody says...that had me laughing.
I don't care what anybody says...that had me laughing.
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11:53AM on 01/29/2010
not funny. he's pretty tasteless and I'm generally a tolerant guy. pedophilia is a taboo subject because it IS NOT funny. it ruins peoples lives. ck is just going for shock value which is weak.
not funny. he's pretty tasteless and I'm generally a tolerant guy. pedophilia is a taboo subject because it IS NOT funny. it ruins peoples lives. ck is just going for shock value which is weak.
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10:47AM on 01/29/2010
Lewis C.K. is probably the best comedian working today. Only he can make pedophilia a hilarious topic.
Lewis C.K. is probably the best comedian working today. Only he can make pedophilia a hilarious topic.
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10:10AM on 01/29/2010

yeah...

he's funny...but that joke doesn't really work...he had trouble getting a laugh out of his audience....and it's HIS AUDIENCE.
he's funny...but that joke doesn't really work...he had trouble getting a laugh out of his audience....and it's HIS AUDIENCE.
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9:58AM on 01/29/2010

Awesome!

That guy's solid.
That guy's solid.
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