Let go your earthly tether. Empty, and become wind.
Comedy show was decent. The audience was a sea of white people and every single performer told a ton of jokes about jerking off. Masturbation isn’t an offensive topic in itself, but it’s so played out in comedy to the point of being boring and lazy. Men think it’s soooooo hilarious though. Like, almost everybody masturbates but my head isn’t so far up my own ass that I have to joke about it all the time.
So much of stand-up is either “Monogamy Doesn’t Work”, “It Sucks Being Married”, “Men & Women are Soooo Different” - all of which fall under the umbrella of hetero bullshit - or just plain old rape jokes. It’s all obviously written from a man’s perspective for a male audience, and it’s amazing how many times the same contrived topics get rehashed.
Anyway, Louis C.K. said he would only ever come to Charlotte to perform here, which was funny. His set was probably the best & least dick-centric of the evening, with Aziz Ansari’s at a close second.
LOUIE: Look, I liked the feeling of being in love with her, I liked it. But now she’s gone and I miss her and it sucks. And I didn’t think it was gonna be this bad, and I feel like, why even be happy if it’s just gonna lead to this? It wasn’t worth it.
BIGELOW: Boy, misery is wasted on the miserable.
BIGELOW: You think spending time with her, kissing her, having fun with her, you think that’s what it was all about? That was love?
BIGELOW: This is love, missing her. Because she’s gone, wanting to die. You’re so lucky. You’re like a walking poem. Would you rather be some kind of… a fantasy? Some kind of a Disney ride? Is that what you want? Don’t you see, this is the good part. This is what you’ve been digging for all this time. Now you finally have it in your hand, this sweet nugget of love. Sweet, sad love and you wanna throw it away. You’ve got it all wrong!
LOUIE: I thought this was the bad part.
BIGELOW: No! The bad part is when you forget her. When you don’t care about her. When you don’t care about anything. The bad part is coming so enjoy the heartbreak while you can.
John F. Kennedy on civil rights
And you wonder why he was shot
"When we hit our lowest point, we are open to the greatest change."