Sasheer Zamata Dragged The Hell Out of Louis CK
Thanks to his commitment to remaining a rotund piece of shit, Louis CK made headlines last month when a recording of his latest comedy set revealed that he’s now cracking jokes at the expense of the Parkland school shooting survivors and non-binary genders. Because there’s nothing funnier than a sad, middle-aged white guy making “Well, I identify as…” wisecracks while bitching about pronouns. Talk about a truly groundbreaking form of comedy that you don’t see 8,000 times a day on Facebook. Quick, somebody defend this precious, unique champion of free speech! (That was a joke, Janeane Garfolo. Sit down.)
Anyway, actress/comedian Sasheer Zamata was clearly not having CK’s lazy bullshit, so she tore him apart during a recent stand-up set and it was glorious.
On trying to separate CK’s prior work from whatever the hell he’s doing now:
“It’s like you go to your favorite restaurant, and instead of getting chicken that you ordered, they serve you pigeon. … It may taste the same at first, but the more you chew on it, the more you realize the quality has decreased. And then if you try to complain about it to the manager, he takes his dick out and calls you the N-word.”
On how you can absolutely say whatever you want on-stage, but it better have a “real take”:
“You can’t just get up onstage and say blatantly racist, transphobic, victim-blaming statements without a punch line! Like, who are you — all of our uncles?”
And, finally, on Louis CK’s “these kids these days” horseshit:
“He says that the survivors of the shootings shouldn’t be spending their time talking to Congress about gun control. Instead they should be ‘finger-fucking’ each other. But who’s to say they’re not? They can do both! They’re teenagers — of course they’re finger-fucking each other! … They just know how to separate sex from work, which I understand is a hard concept for Louie to grasp.”
Yeah, no, I’m not even trying to follow that. Sasheer Zamata, everybody!
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