This week saw the return of comedian Louis C.K.’s awesome, awesome….awesome comedrama short film anthologicom Louis for its 2nd season, and I was inspired to do this surprisingly speedy drawing of his signature crimson-coiffed countenance. Alliteration-Ho!!!
Anytime I read reviews of Louis, the critics always go out of their way to mention that Louis C.K. is “certainly no actor”, but that’s a large part of what makes the show so great. The sheer darkness of so much of the it’s subject matter would be overwhelming were it not for Louis’ tendency to always seem utterly baffled by the world around him. He manages to evoke a sense of innocence, alienation and cynicism all at the same time, which is pretty remarkable. A “real” actor trying to “feel the moment” would oversell most of the material, and would transform the show into something just crushingly sad.
Plus, the first few minutes of this week’s episode is probably the funniest thing I’ve seen on TV all year.