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Hello. Its louis here. I'm clacking this to you on my phone in my dressing room here at studio 8H, right in 30 rockefeller center, in Manhattan, new york city, new york, america, world, current snapshot of all existence everywhere.

Tonight I'm hosting Saturday Night Live, something I zero ever in my life saw happening to me. And yet here it is completely most probably happening (I mean, ANYTHING could NOT happen. So we'll see).

I've been working here all week with the cast, crew, producers and writers of SNL, and with Lorne Michaels. Such a great and talented group of people.

And here we are in the middle of New York City, which was just slammed by a hurricane, leaving behind so much trouble, so much difficulty and trauma, which everyone here is still dealing with every day.

Last night we shot some pre-tape segments in greenwich Village, which was pitch black dark for blocks and blocks, as it has been for a week now.

Its pretty impossible to describe walking through these city streets in total darkness. It can't even be called a trip through time, because as long as new york has lived, its been lit. By electricity, gas lamps, candlelight, kerosene. But this was pitch black, street after street, corner round corner. And for me, the village being the very place that made me into a comedian and a man, to walk through the heart of it and feel like, in a way, it was dead. I can't tell you how that felt. And you also had a palpable sense that inside each dark window was a family or a student or an artist or an old woman living alone, just being int he dark and waiting for the day to come back. Like we were all having one big sleep over, but not so much fun as that.

This is how a lot of the city is still. I know people in queens, brooklyn, Staten Island, new jersey, all over, are not normal yet. And not normal is hard.

And here at 30 rock, these folks are working so hard this week. There are kids in the studio every day, because members of the crew and staff had to bring them to work. Many people are sharing lodging. Everyone is tired. But there's this feeling here that we've got to put on a great show. I'm sure it feels like that here every week. But wow. I feel really lucky to be sharing this time with these particular good folks here at SNL.

In about 5 hours we'll be going on the air. I'll do a monologue. And we'll show you some sketches that we wrote and try to make you laugh. I'm gonna look really dumb in some of this stuff. But I don't care. Its awfully worth it. And I'm really excited.

Anyway. I just wanted to let you know. If you watch the show tonight, when Don Pardo says my name and you see me walking out, all the shit in this email is what ill be thinking. I'm a pretty lucky guy. I hope you enjoy the show.

Thanks.

Louis C.K.

Live. From new york. Its saturday night.

can we please stop with validating the self-labeling of this melodrama-posturing asshole? first-names, and last-names, people. posturising initials are for petty children.

... said the anonymous troll. Get fucked.

CK aren't initials, it's a close approximation of how his actual last name Szekely is pronounced.

no, the "C.K." is presented by mr. Louis - and by the media- with capital letters and "." periods after. each. letter. which is makes them initials. and kinda pathetic. call me a troll, or fix your shit.

@bcguy330 Has anyone ever mentioned that you are a complete, doltish, unmitigated, jizzface?
Louis C.K. is merely elucidating the current, harrowing N.Y.C experience. Do you live there? Are you there right now? If so, I think his anecdote would be the last thing on your mind as there are bigger issues. If you are in N.Y.C then you need a significant perspective check.
Additionally in the context of his story, he mentions two names: Don Pardo & Lorne Michaels. BFD. This is people posturing?? Leave the guy alone.
You are acting like an insecure, jealous, petulant simpleton.
Seriously? If his intelligence & humor threaten you to such and extent;Go volunteer for a charity or do something constructive with your time. And come down off that pedestal before I kick it from beneath you, rendering more half-witted than you were before.

xo

D

i live in nyc, but i can't hear this guy's message, as i still get stuck by the pathetic name-as-affectation...

I use github, but I can't hear bcguy330's message, as I still get stuck by the pathetic refuses-to-log-in-and-use-his-own-name affectation…

@Keville- Agreed. @bcguy330 is not only egregiously mistaken, but also cowardly. To be quite candid, I had never heard of github until last night when a FB friend of mine posted this link. Let me know if you have a twitter account Keville...
Anyway, @bcguy330 you have a lot more substantial notions to think about if you live in NYC, instead of making negligible comments regarding someone's story. Regardless of your being "stuck by the pathetic name-as-affectation..." your comments are simply weak, at best; jaded, bitter and blasé at worst.
Really? Go do something productive and quit your whining. Go help the city of NYC if you are not doing so already. I cannot imagine you are with all the time you have to drone on about a story.

xo

Didi

Hey @bcguy330, or Brendan, or Mr. Guy, or whatever you like to be called, just quit trolling. If you do live in NYC, and not Westbury, I'm sure you would understand that what we're looking for isn't your vitriol.

So uh... These things are usually used to post code snippets... Like, computer code? How the hell did this even get here!? As a programmer who lives here, I'm very confused.

@keville and @shovemedia up there are the only ones that are programmers and regular users as far as I can tell.

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