Louis C.K. Debuts New Film “Fourth of July” in NYC

One of the best comedians to hit the comedy landscape running some years back was funny man extraordinaire Louis C.K. With his beleaguered everyman quality and cutting wit and sly insights into the oddities and hilarity of our modern day world, Louis was – and still is, incidentally – unrelentingly funny. Though he’s had some professional setbacks in the last few years (hey, we’re not the National Enquirer – or The Hollywood Reporter – here; go look it up on the worldwide web if you’re so inclined) it looks as if the perennial Charlie Brown of the comedy set is poised for a comeback with his recent 2022 Grammy win for Best Comedy album and now his new film Fourth of July which he not only acted in, but also directed, co-wrote (with fellow comedian and co-star Joe List) and edited.

 According to our “forgive and forget” muchachos over at The Hollywood Reporter, Louis C.K.’s new film Fourth of July had a successful and sold-out premiere in New York City’s famed Beacon Theatre this past Thursday, baffling the comedian’s curmudgeon-like critics and delighting his many fans.

For those late to the party, Fourth of July is about an on the wagon alcoholic who has returned to his hometown in order to face his mother and father about his various and sundry emotional problems.

 For those lucky enough to snag tickets for the Thursday evening premiere of Fourth of July, another treat awaited them after the film in the form of a panel forum at the Beacon which showcased both C.K. and his cast fielding questions about the new movie from a curious and receptive audience. “I’ve actually never done this,” C.K. admitted about watching his film alongside an audience. “To see what folks laugh at…it’s a wonderful feeling.”

In regards to some of the tough plotlines baked into the Fourth of July script, C.K. said that “You have your feelings, you want to go back and tell your folks that they ruined your life, that it’s all their fault. What ends up happening is he says the thing he was afraid to say. It didn’t happen necessarily to the effect that he wanted but it’s okay that he said it. It’s saying, ‘You hurt me and I hurt you. Let’s have some pizza. It’s like – it’s gonna be okay.”

It’s nice to see Louis C.K. back on the scene; Fourth of July opened July 1.

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