Louis CK: Chewed Up
Louis CK: Chewed Up

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  • raaaaaaauuuunnnncccchhhhyyyyyy!!!! FREAKIN HILARIOUS!
    i have been a fan of louis c.k. for quite some time. this is yet another A+, homerun project! not for those with a sensitive sense of humor! he is raunchy and uses foul language.......and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! he says things that few are willing to admit out loud. watch this and his previous one if you appreciate that kind of humor. you won't be disappointed!...more info
  • Witness a genius of the form performing at his peak!
    To watch Louis C.K. perform is to understand that life is a brief, violent revolt against the entropic nature of this universe. Things fall apart, dreams don't come true and time cannot be turned back. The horror of experiencing this is heightened for an intelligent, observant person such as Louis C.K. This DVD shows his brave stand against the darkness, making light of his life by showing its greatest follies.

    Nothing is unfamiliar! Family, health, money, love - topics alien to no modern human being. His lancet wit cuts true, leaving you paralyzed with laughter - not the kind of laughter politely manufactured for the benefit of mixed company, but rather, the kind that leaves your abdominals hurting and your throat parched.

    The further that Louis C.K. goes beyond the normal euphimism-filled commentary on daily life, the harder it gets to deny the relevance of this material to your personal journey through the world. This middle-aged man, unburdened by the handsomeness of the young and unimpeded by the perspective of the old, takes stock of his life, and in so doing, of yours as well.

    Watch this performance by a genius of the form, captured here at the height of his mastery, but do not for one moment think that the time you spend with "Chewed Up" will not give you pause and bring to the surface a few unwanted realizations. ...more info
  • Not tasty at all!
    "Louis C.K. Chewed Up" was filmed at the Berkley Performance Center in Boston, Massachusetts last March and eventually released by Image Entertainment. Instead of opening with the obligatory salute to the location and the audience, the show opens up with how he misses the word "faggot" and how he used it as a kid and later. As he sees it, it never meant "gay" but how somebody acted. This leads into his observations on how he respects so much those males who can willingly perform a certain act on a man.

    That leads into language and what words mean and how he doesn't see the negative connotations of certain words. Reminiscent of George Carlin's seven dirty words, Louis C.K. continues the theme in more graphic but unoriginal terms. This leads the 40 year old balding comic into various observations on daily life, family, and children, marriage etc.

    Humor is subjective and based on the laugh track the audience thought he was absolutely hilarious. Unfortunately, I don't share that opinion. The humor seemed to consist primarily of obscenities and graphic commentary on bodily functions and simply just wasn't funny. Billed as a comedic talent who will "...create an atmosphere of fearless honesty on stage..." and a say anything style, I kept thinking how so many other comics had hit the same ideas and done them so much better. His work doesn't seem original and instead comes across as derivative and that the coarser the language the funnier the joke is. From the laugh track, it seemed that a number of folks approved. If I had been there, I would have been asking for a refund soon after the show started. I kept watching hoping I would get to the funny parts but I never did.

    Dedicated to George Carlin, the show runs slightly longer than an hour though it seemed considerably longer. The only other feature on the disc is an interview with the comedian himself where he self interviews and answers questions that hade been provided to him. Almost as long as the show, the interview runs approximately 37 minutes and he explains how he got his start in Boston, the creation and evolution of this show which features totally different material than his 2007 show "Shameless," the fact that his comedy is mostly autobiographical, how he develops material and other topics. During the interview, he reiterates the point that his use of coarseness in language is the only way he knows how to be true to who he is.

    If you are already a fan of his, then you will love this show and interview. If he is totally new to you, as he was to me, it will be an obscenity filled and graphic experience that may or may not work depending on your own sensibilities.

    Kevin R. Tipple (copyright) 2009

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  • i died laughing...
    i used to be fat. i saw this guy live at the moore theater in seattle a few weeks ago...had a stomache ache the following day from all the muscle strain the night before.

    i bought lucky louie two weeks ago...i totally get why hbo didn't pick it up, but consider them extremely short-sited and even stupid for passing.

    i watched chewed up last night. i now have a 6-pack. screw jenny craig. thanks louis!...more info
  • Get "Shameless" Instead
    Let me start by saying Louis CK is by far my favorite comedian. I had high hopes for this show, but was let down. It covers all the familiar subject matter, taken from Louis' own life - his children's stupidity, his eating habits, masturbation, etc., but it feels like treaded ground instead of anything truly inspired here. There is some rare material here, such as his doctor visit (which the diagnosis is hilarious), but in the end everything seems like a less-funny rehash of his earlier work. It's still funny, hence the 3 stars, but if you're looking for something truly brilliant check out his earlier work Shameless. ...more info
  • BUY IT!
    Had me crying, I was laughing so hard. I think I've watched this DVD about 20 times now, and I'm still lmao . I'm not gonna try to break down why, but I simply think he's the funniest man alive!
    Saw him live in NY btw, this January. HILARIOUS!...more info
  • love him
    louis c.k. is one of my favorite comedians. His raunchy sense of humor is fun and refreshing. I will be sure to buy every comdedic special he comes out with....more info
  • C.K is Hilarious
    Louis is such a great stand-up comedian who has excelled since the early days of his career. I have a young daughter myself, and I am experiencing the same situations in my life. In addition to the use of word "faggot", the health problems, ...etc.
    He keeps me in-check and locked in.
    A great item to own & watch with friends!...more info
  • Another great night with Louis C.K.
    I love this guy. I'm not married with kids, but in watching his act, I think I get a good feeling for what it might be like. He's a good storyteller, but his comedy works because he doesn't pull any punches. No word or concept is off limits if its funny and a least a little truthful, PLUS he's the butt of much of his comedy which you need so you don't hate the guy.

    If you're already a Louis CK fan, watch this because its just as funny as anything else you've seen by him.

    If you haven't watched a Louis CK routine, but you're not easily offended and like raw comedy, you'll dig this.

    Highly recommended....more info
  • LMAO
    Raw from the start, touching subjects that no other (white male) comedian would have the guts to touch. Had me crying laughing!...more info


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