Louis C.K. on George Carlin

Do you ever see a famous comic and wonder what it would have been like to have been them growing up? Who did they look up to? Who did they want to be?

This is a video from some memorial event for George Carlin. Louis actually gets kind of emotional in his speech. The speech is about ten minutes long and Louis talks about how Carlin elicited his first “adult laugh,” gave him hope as a struggling comic coming from the same background, and inspired him to rewrite his sets every year like he does today. It’s a fantastic glimpse into C.K.’s inspiration for comedy. It’s also a fantastically written speech.

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