David Lynch Teaches Louis C.K. How to Host The David Letterman Show

As Sea­son 3 of Louie winds to a close, we find things look­ing up for the hap­less Louis CK. The head of CBS invites Louie to his office and gives him a career-defin­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty, the chance to take over the Late Show from a retir­ing David Let­ter­man. But that is all pred­i­cat­ed on one thing — the schlumpy come­di­an becom­ing a pol­ished late-night talk show host in a few short months. And the man tasked with help­ing Louie make the tran­si­tion is none oth­er than David Lynch, play­ing the role of “Jack Dahl.” Jer­ry Sein­feld, Chris Rock, and Jay Leno all make appear­ances in this episode. But make no mis­take, it’s Lynch, the only non-come­di­an of the bunch, who pro­vides the biggest laughs.


Relat­ed Con­tent:

Sein­feld, Louis C.K., Chris Rock, and Ricky Ger­vais Dis­sect the Craft of Com­e­dy (NSFW)

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  • louis says:

    i don’t think he should have to wear a suit. But fash­ion dic­tates ?

  • Élisabeth Blanchard says:

    Comedic tal­ent round around the world. Lit­tle dolls are wait­ing for sun­shine.

  • @louis: I think the suit, even just the jack­et is sym­bol­ic, like the box­ing and the run­ning through the streets. Trans­for­ma­tion was absolute­ly required.

  • Ruby says:

    As some­one who has sat in the suar­icgl fam­i­ly wait­ing room, I know that dis­trac­tions are help­ful … as is keep­ing a pos­i­tive atti­tude for the oth­er fam­i­lies that are wait­ing to hear. Thank you for putting your ener­gies towards your read­ers we real­ly appre­ci­ate it … and are glad to hear that your hus­band has received a pos­i­tive prog­no­sis! You are in our prayers as you walk through his recov­ery. I was one of the lucky read­ers that scored sev­er­al of the free­bies while they were still free (and have ver­i­fied the charge in my kin­dle account).

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