I really like Louis C.K. I can’t say I am a huge fan of his comedy, although I do enjoy it, and I would say the same of his show, but his humble and honest nature is something I can appreciate in anyone.
I recently came across this interview with him in The New York Times that just reaffirms how great of a person he is. Nice to see that there are celebrities out there that are still fairly down to earth.
Two of my favorite parts below
NYT: At this point you’ve put in the time.
Louis C.K.: There you go. There’s no way around that. There’s people that say: “It’s not fair. You have all that stuff.” I wasn’t born with it. It was a horrible process to get to this. It took me my whole life. If you’re new at this — and by “new at it,” I mean 15 years in, or even 20 — you’re just starting to get traction. Young musicians believe they should be able to throw a band together and be famous, and anything that’s in their way is unfair and evil. What are you, in your 20s, you picked up a guitar? Give it a minute.
NYT: …there is this recurring phenomenon in comedy in which people take offense at something a performer says, it snowballs on the Internet, and then that person has to apologize. Do comedians just have to accept this from now on?
Louis C.K.: I don’t think you should ever say anything that you’re going to have to apologize for later. If the heat gets hot, just let them get mad. How did somebody make you apologize? Did they literally hit you on your body? Let them be upset. It’s not the worst thing in the world. It doesn’t mean you’re going to be a pauper. It’s a desperate thing to need everybody to be really happy with everything you say. To me the way to manage is not to have 50 versions of yourself — I do this thing, and the next time you’re going to hear me is the next time I do another one. As soon as you crack your knuckles and open up a comments page, you just canceled your subscription to being a good person.