5 highlights from Louis C.K.’s new Netflix special

And I start getting all these feelings… Anyway,   I’ll never watch the whole movie. It’s interesting because even when life gets bad, people generally choose it over nothing. I stop because it’s a good movie, well-made, so then I get into it. In the story of Achilles, the legendary Greek warrior was all but impervious to harm because his mother dipped him in the magic waters of the River Styx as a baby, but she held him by his heel, where he became infamously vulnerable. In the titular bit of the special, C.K. His thoughts on Christianity. It’s not that complicated. Gone is the black George Carlin-style t-shirt, now replaced by a jacket and tie. found out that Jeff is transgender: “She has a whole blog on Facebook about becoming a woman. I’m pretty sure that the ending of Magic Mike is I’m gay.”

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5. C.K. ‘Jesus was here, Jesus was here’ —   everybody! And then at the end there’s a picture of her and she says, ‘I didn’t change, I knew what I was all along, I knew I was a girl from 6 years old.’ And I read that, and I thought, ‘Why’d you take my f—ing date then? It’s still   going to be your fault.”
4. Did you ever color an Easter egg? The whole world is just made of people who went, ‘F— it, I’ll keep doing it.’ That’s an interesting thing   about life: Life can get very sad and upsetting, but you really don’t have to do it. Never thought I’d hear Louis C.K. And then I play a little game of chicken with this movie. Jesus plus 2017 years, four months, and three days is when your license expires. But the change of clothing and role hasn’t led to C.K. explores the year “2017” itself —   and finds an answer that proves not all religions have equal power and privilege: “We are counting the days since Jesus, together. Playing chicken with Magic Mike. You dip it, then you hold it differently, and you dip it again. C.K. F— you, Jeff. You piece of sh–. Years after breaking into the mainstream with stand-up sets that hilariously interrogated the many mundanities of modern life (from eating to the point of self-hate   to masturbating on Sept. This transformation makes itself clear several times in C.K.’s new Netflix special,   2017, most notably with his outfit. Louis C.K. A journey with   Jeff. The first joke of   2017, for example, is about abortion. You’re allowed to kill someone if they’re in your   house.” And so concludes the first 10 minutes of the special. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is open 24 hours a day. recounts the adolescent story of the first time a girl agreed to go to a dance with him, only to shortly abandon him for another person, Jeff. Hooray for transgender, but f— you! going soft. I was up all night reading it, I was crying, like, this is incredible! Call 1-800-273-8255.)

2. The bit eventually grows to encompass thoughts on suicide, proper beheading techniques, and why no one   chooses   the color tan, before ending with a full-throated defense of abortion rights, stated in the most C.K. hasn’t mined suicide   for comedy purposes before, but he gets to it here and twists the complex topic until he reaches a life-affirming conclusion: “The whole world is just full of people who didn’t kill themselves today. Why don’t we talk about suicide? Because here’s what the story of Achilles teaches me: If you’re a parent, it’s never enough what you do for these motherf—ers. I think that’s pretty fundamental. Jesus plus two, Jesus plus three, Jesus plus four! This triggered a question from C.K.’s daughter, who appears to share his common-sense insight: “How come his mother didn’t just dip him again? is getting older and wiser. 11, 2001), the comedian/writer/director is starting to settle into an elder statesman role for American pop culture, now working behind the camera as often as in front. moves from the Jeff bit to an exploration of his own sexuality, rooted in the everyday experience of finding   Magic Mike   playing on TV: “Every time I see it on, I stop. Which makes sense if you’re Christian, but what the f— are the rest of us doing? You knew? starts threading between them, exploring abortion alternatively as a moral issue (in which case it’s “killing a baby,” he says) or a health one (he compares it to “taking a sh–“). 1. That’s not a Monday off in October.”
3. And then they start stripping. RELATED: Saturday Night Live‘s 25 All-Time Best Characters
Below, check out five other highlights from   2017, now streaming on Netflix, and gear up for C.K.’s Saturday Night Live hosting gig   this weekend. Instead, the comedian demonstrates throughout   2017   that he is willing to use his bigger platform to explore more controversial topics, knowing that he’s built up enough trust with his audience over the years that they’ll follow him into complex comedy terrain. Still, his signature style of vulgar and honest self-exploration continues to influence comedy from Girls   to   Broad City. Scientists, historians! I know what the end of Magic Mike is. Even the worst version of life, even a sh–ty life, is worth living, apparently, because folks are living the f— out of them.” (If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, please call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit the National Institute of Mental Health online at nimh.nih.gov. speak the words “River Styx” on stage, but even in his daughters’ Greek mythology lessons, the comedian found hilarious material about modern parent-child relationships. Smart kid, I was proud of her. literally kicks off the special (which he also directed) by saying, “Here’s what I think: You should not get an abortion unless you need one. How is that not a win for the Christians? C.K. Greek myths as lessons for parents. Years later, C.K. You don’t have to do anything   because you can kill yourself. way possible: “If there’s a dude in your p—y, you’re allowed to kill them. C.K. In which case, you better get one.” The battle lines of this country’s abortion debate were drawn in the sand years ago, but C.K. It’s never enough. But at the same time I thought, ‘Who the f— are you to judge this woman?’ It bothered me.