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Talking Funny (2011)

Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Ricky Gervais and Louis C.K. let their guards down in an intimate, unscripted conversation about what it means to be a comedian.

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John Moffitt
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Cast

Credited cast:
Louis C.K. ... Himself
Ricky Gervais ... Himself
Chris Rock ... Himself
Jerry Seinfeld ... Himself
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Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Ricky Gervais and Louis C.K. let their guards down in an intimate, unscripted conversation about what it means to be a comedian.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2011 (USA) See more »

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According to CK, the entire conversation was actually 4 to 5 hours long. See more »

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Louis C.K.: No, I am, the stuff I laugh, I laugh at the dumbest things, I laugh at the du- Years and years ago I saw a comic, uh, in some horrible club, bombing with the guitar, and he sang, uh, "Sittin' on a cock 'cause I'm gay."
Ricky Gervais: Yeah but...
Louis C.K.: and it still, I will, I'm in the shower "sittin'" and I just, and I just can't not laugh.
Ricky Gervais: but you're laughing ironically
Louis C.K.: It's the funniest thing I ever heard in my life.
Ricky Gervais: but you're laughing ironically.
Jerry Seinfeld: No, no that's
Louis C.K.: NO!
Chris Rock: that's, it's a, it's a...
Ricky Gervais: Well I did, I laughed ...
[...]
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A normal Unknowing Breakdown of Comedy
8 February 2019 | by ShreeSarcasmSee all my reviews

The comedy is split in different parts so as this discussion, the normally comedy has its stages as Premise,counterpart,punchline,feedback/critic

so every new conversation was started by this

Premise : louis ck (sometimes Ricky Gervais);

Counterpart: jerry seinfeld ;

punchline : chris rock;

critic : Ricky Gervais (and some meta question);

Louis Ck : its my bit and how i do it , trying to be fair with what he has. it seems like its deconstructing the louis ck jokes. and everybody giving their view on that

jerry : contradicting the same and trying to say its all about nothing , focus on the joke and growth of joke not what its different layers/dimensions are (any meta )

chris rock: thinking of bits and shows and how this could be all together different joke in his bits , he is coming with punch line and end to discussion.

Ricky Gervais : how is the comedy made , why and when is being discussed , and how is it comedic, trying to explain other comedians. he fails in most of the times , but steers up the conversation.


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