Small talk, comedy on the road, spoiled rich kids and white problems: Louis CK tells Jay Leno what’s what

Louis CK told his fans on Friday night via Twitter to catch his most recent appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, saying "2nd segment was the funnest time I evr had on a talk show." Sic sic!

So what did you miss if you didn't tune in?

In the first segment, Louis told Jay about how even the process of talking — what they're both professionally doing at that very moment — is a weird task, then answers Leno's question about his stand-up comedy tour by explaining how little he cares about tourism these days, as well as saving money, which CK says is an arrogant thing to do. You hear that, Jay? Arrogance!


The conversation then turns to inheritance and spoiled rich kids, and how it relates to not only the d-bags you've likely seen on a TV series near you, but also a kingdom in the past. Being a stand-up comedian, however, that's a "heavy responsibility." Especially when Louis reminds Leno about his audience numbers and demographics!


And if you're a 20-year-old who's still able to pay attention to what Louis is saying, then listen to what he has to say about his kids.


Louis CK, still so great. Even when he's clearly doing material, because the way Louis CK does material is so conversational already. And to anyone who is on Team Coco or whatever and wants to be mad at Louis for appearing on Leno, then you're missing the point. Team Coco's fans already love Louis CK. To expand his reach and obtain new fans, it's important for the rest of America to hear what Louis CK has to say, which means the 1 million — or 5.5 million, as Leno says! — tuning into the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. It's also a win for Jay, because Louis so doesn't care (he even wrote about how little he cared about the fight over what's left of "The Tonight Show") that he can laugh off Leno's chat-show segues and make Leno feel like a guy you can talk to. Not that that's the point right now. Point is, if you read this site, you're likely already a fan of Louis CK. If you're a newcomer, strap in and get used to reading more about great comedy.

Sean L. McCarthy

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12 thoughts on “Small talk, comedy on the road, spoiled rich kids and white problems: Louis CK tells Jay Leno what’s what

  1. Louis CK is awesome. The best part of this video is how damn hard Leno wants to laugh but he is afraid to offend his conservative bosses. That’s the funniest I have ever seen Leno.

  2. He so incredibly honest,that’s what i like the most… his thought travels a short distance braing-tongue-out it goes,there’s no processing,with some “kindness” filters and other phony bullcrap… He’s just awesome

  3. @tybionic – in re-watching it, I think that Leno was less afraid of laughing, and more in awe of how brilliant Louis is. he could barely laugh because he could barely keep up — his best 5 minutes are worse than CK’s worst 10.
    and you hit the nail on the head with why it’s best he was on Leno — the more folks who actually have kids and see his material (I don’t and haven’t in the 14 years I’ve been a fan) are more fans that can afford to see him live anymore. 😉

  4. “And if you’re a 20-year-old who’s still able to pay attention to what Louis is saying, then listen to what he has to say about his kids.” Your bias shows, and it makes you an ass-hat.

  5. I had to decide whether my hatred of Leno would be overruled by my love for Louis and it was, so I watched. Hilarious.

  6. You guys complaining about the ads before the video really ought to re-watch that bit about his daughter saying “ew” to the bubble-gum flavored medicine.
    You don’t get to say “ew.”

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