Stand-up comedian Louis Szekely, better known as Louis C.K., made his debut at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. on Sunday, Oct. 24.
The comic that fans know and love for his no-boundaries, unfiltered, "angry rant" style of comedy provided a new list of his own universal truths that resonate with everyone. Drawing on everything from his crappy marriage and relationship with his kids to the reality that all of the 20-year-olds in the audience are a bunch of selfish "takers," C.K. definitely provided an entertaining show.
In comparison to the past acts that have brought him his fame, however, C.K.'s Ithaca show lacked much of the side-clenching humor we've come to expect. C.K. didn't manage to reach the high expectations of a seasoned performer and it was apparent to the audience, which started requesting old bits during the encore. He responded by saying he no longer does his old comedy, to the disappointment of the crowd.
The hilarious bits of comedy C.K. has done in the past overshadow his new skits: Famous routines like "Why" and "Suck a Bag of D---s" are definitely worth a YouTube search if you haven't seen them. Stand-up isn't all Louis C.K. has to offer, though.
Recently, C.K. began airing a show on FX entitled "Louie" that he writes, directs, edits and stars in. He also recently finished a film titled Louis CK: Hilarious; it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this January as the first stand-up concert film. Both of these ventures have been very successful and there is no denying that Louie C.K. provides quality entertainment, in spite of his lackluster performance the 22th.