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One day there’ll be a good book written about Louis CK and his TV show Louie – however this Kindle Single is not it.
An extended essay that covers a little bit of the ground around CK’s rise – as writer and comic and man who said no the network repeatedly to get exactly what he wanted (full control) – and then focuses heavily, and heavy-handedly on the most recent series of the show Louie.
What’s disappointing is that Wolcott – who works incredibly hard to try to have an essayist’s tone and academic phrasing – posits that Louis and Louie is losing his/its touch. Then he discusses how ground-breaking the new season of the show is, raves and raves in fact. Only to finish by announcing that Louis CK is not as good as he used to be – despite being seen as some king of comedy.
Kindle Singles – well, they’re often a risk. This one was frankly absurd.