Louis CK wants you to watch his “Louie” poker scene with Crom, DiPaolo, Norton, Buress, Brill

Louis CK created, wrote, directed and edited most of his new TV comedy on FX, Louie, but he has fought with YouTube and FOX this weekend over sharing his content with the masses. After a couple of attempts, he says this comedian poker roundtable scene — which if you didn't catch it last week, aired in a cold open for the second episode — is available for your viewing pleasure.

In it, comedian Rick Crom has to defend his homosexuality after several barbed comments from Nick DiPaolo and jokes from others at the table: Jim Norton, Hannibal Buress, Eddie Brill and Louis CK. Crom also answers CK's question about the use of the word "faggot" onstage with a history lesson. Needless to say, language therein is Not Safe For Work. Roll it. Fun fact: In real life, Brill has been hosting the long-running weekly comedian poker game for 17 years now; William Stephenson (not pictured here, but pictured in the Louie premiere) acts as the banker and writes the weekly newsletter "The Hammadown!".   

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6 thoughts on “Louis CK wants you to watch his “Louie” poker scene with Crom, DiPaolo, Norton, Buress, Brill

  1. I love this scene–it was hilarious, thoughtful, and even poignant.
    Really enjoying “Louie” so far. And so happy to see Chelsea Peretti in anything. She’s so hilarious.

  2. Great scene. DiPaolo was an urchin it in, but he had the best line… “…I asked you because you’re learned.” Both the pilot and the premier were hilarious. Looking forward to tonight’s episode.

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