Last month, we revealed that C.K. had filmed his special in Washington D.C. Well today, Louis C.K. has unleashed the special on us all, titled Sincerely Louis C.K., and he has brought it exclusively to his website.
We figured he probably would have taken this route of self-distribution, as this is something he had done on occasion even before he became a controversial figure in the stand-up community. For someone like C.K., it is the easiest way to get his special directly into the hands of the people who want to see it.
Below is the official statement that accompanied the special this morning in an email alert. His special can be found on his website here, which is streaming for $7.99.
I feel like there are two kinds of people in this world. One kind needs to laugh when things get shitty. In fact, the shittier things get, the more serious, the more dark the more terrifying, the more dangerous and dire anything is, the more important it is to laugh in The midst of it and often directly in its face.
These people believe it’s no coincidence that human beings have survived despite our fragile hairless bodies, through the most difficult of times And that we are the only species, besides ladybugs, Who laugh at life.
The other kind of people feel that it’s important to put aside laughter in times of difficulty and give serious And painful things the respect and the silence due to them. And to bow their heads to the tragic and to show kindness to people who are afraid and hurting by not making light of their fears or pain.
I don’t think that either one of these kinds of people is right over the other. I can only say that I belong to the first group.
I Love and respect many members of the latter group And I can’t stand many members Of my own.
Anyway, for those who need to laugh, I hope my new show will help.
For those of you that can’t laugh right now I just wish you all the peace you can grab in this shitty shitty time.
PS it’s not free or anything. I’m selling it on my website for 7.99″