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As a non-American who has not seen Louis CK's show, I cannot see why he is so often quoted around here. If this is an example of his jokes, then they do not reveal any great philosophical thinking.

A lot of humor is very regional and cultural. While he does have a few bits i really enjoy, on the whole I don't really get why Louis CK is considered so great. But I simply put it down to not living in the US. I'm sure there are French or Polish or Japanese comedians whom are incredibly popular at home, but would completely fail to find an audience in the US for much the same reason.

He's not that great. Just very bitter and angry, so we love him.

Can you name any comedians who do express great philosophical thinking?

Besides, it's a performance art--just reading the jokes written down is never going to be as funny.

George Carlin

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