Louis CK on why he loves Bill Clinton
May 25, 2011 § Leave a comment
In this interview with Louis CK, he mentions, among many other gems, why he and Chris Rock love Bill Clinton –
Me and Chris try to study a lot of different kinds of people, not just comedians. We both love Bill Clinton — Clinton is America’s headliner. One of the greatest things I ever saw was him at Coretta Scott King’s funeral. Jimmy Carter, George Bush Senior, Hillary — all these people making speeches, and then Bill Clinton goes on and he says, “Let’s all remember that that is a woman lying right there.” And he points at her.
It was audacious. “That is a woman who had her dreams and her pain and her passions,” and I think he said “lust.” He said really personal shit about her and you immediately heard the black people go, “Yes!”
He says, “There’s her family — think about what they’re going through today, and everything that’s happened to them since their daddy got shot. The burden that must have been hers.”
Holy shit. I hope to have any of that skill as a comic. He just found this short circuit. You try to have this nature the way water does — finds the lowest place and spreads the fuck out. That’s what he did.
This is of course not the first time I’ve heard someone say such things about Clinton, but it may be the first time I’ve heard a comedian say them.