Louis C.K. - Live at the Beacon Theater

Synopsis: Louis jokes about fatherhood, success, and flying first class at the Beacon Theatre in New York.
Director(s): Louis C.K.
Actors: Louis C.K.
  Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations.
63 min

It feels good to have

found bottom.

There's a comfort in knowing

that I just said the worst thing I'll

ever say in the rest of my life.


It's good.

All right.

Yeah, I'm not a good guy.

I am not.

I wish I was a good guy.

I like the idea of being

a good guy.

Sometimes I have the opportunity

to be a good guy and then I

don't necessarily do it.

I was on a plane once and

I was flying first class,

because I had a thing.

I first class.

Who cares?

Just-- That's the way it is.

I don't-- I'm not like you.

I'm not. I'm not.

All the things you do, I do a

better version of all those things.


It's only for another year at

the most, believe me.

It's not gonna last.

It's been about eight months.

I've got a year left and then I'm

back to being just like you.

But for now, it's pretty good.

I'm in a first class seat and

first class is so crazily better.

It's so much better.

You get a bigger seat.

You get food.

But also, you get to sit first.

You get to sit before

anybody else does.

They sit you down and you get

to just sit there with champagne

and watch all the sweaty,


all the single moms hefting

their stroller and the kid.

"That looks heavy and nobody's

helping you. That's a drag."

And you get to just--

Anyway, so I'm on the plane.

I'm in first class

and this soldier gets on the plane.

I see soldiers fly all the time

because that's how they

get to the war.

They fly on a shitty airline.

You think they get to go on a

cool green plane with a red light.

"Go! Go! Go!"

No, they just go to Delta.

And they just

wait in line to go to a war.

And they always fly coach.

I've never seen a soldier in

first class in my life.

It could be a full bird colonel,

he's between two fat

guys in coach.

And they're always nice.

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Louis C.K.

Louis A. Székely (born September 12, 1967), better known by his stage name Louis C.K. (), is a Mexican American stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and filmmaker. He is known for his use of observational, self-deprecating, dark, and shock humor. In 2012, C.K. won a Peabody Award and has received six Primetime Emmy Awards, as well as numerous awards for The Chris Rock Show, Louie, and his stand-up specials Live at the Beacon Theater (2011) and Oh My God (2013). He has won the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album twice. Rolling Stone ranked C.K.'s stand-up special Shameless number three on their "Divine Comedy: 25 Best Stand-Up Specials and Movies of All Time" list and ranked him fourth on its 2017 list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time.C.K. began his career in the 1990s writing for comedians including David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Dana Carvey, Chris Rock, and also for other comedy shows. Also in this period, he was directing surreal short films and went on to direct two features—Tomorrow Night (1998) and Pootie Tang (2001). In 2001, C.K. released his debut comedy album, Live in Houston directly through his website and became among the first performers to offer direct-to-fan sales of tickets to his stand-up shows, as well as DRM-free video concert downloads, via his website. He has released nine comedy albums, often directing and editing his specials as well. He had supporting acting roles in the films The Invention of Lying (2009), American Hustle, Blue Jasmine (both 2013), and Trumbo (2015). C.K. created, directed, executive produced, starred in, wrote, and was the primary editor of, Louie, an acclaimed semi-autobiographical comedy-drama series aired from 2010 to 2015 on FX. In 2016, C.K. created and starred in his self-funded web series Horace and Pete. He also co-created the shows Baskets and Better Things for FX and voiced Max the dog in the animated film The Secret Life of Pets in the same year. His 2017 film, I Love You, Daddy, was pulled from distribution prior to its scheduled release date after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct which he then admitted to. more…

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