Hilarious Teaser Trailer for Louis CK’s ‘Oh My God’ HBO Special

Published 2 years ago by , Updated March 9th, 2013 at 2:04 pm,

Stand-up comedian Louis C.K. is no stranger to TV with his series Louie becoming a huge success on FX (even if it’s not returning until 2014), and he’s also taken shelter at HBO with three previous stand-up specials and the network’s multi-camera comedy series Lucky Louie.

After debuting his Live at the Beacon Theater special exclusively for purchase online (and now available for viewing on Netflix Instant), the comic is returning to cable TV for Louis C.K.:Oh My God, an all-new stand-up comedy special airing in April on HBO.

As you can see in the promo above, the self-aware comic takes aim at all the pomp and circumstance that comes with hyping up events that are very easily explained. From talking about Louis C.K.’s accolades to putting the comedian in a fancy suit and slow motion shots, it really shows you just how much unnecessary hype there is around events like this.

As the comedian so simply points out, it’s just him telling some jokes, and that’s all audiences really want from this guy anyway. We might be looking at another Emmy nomination and win in the making as Live at the Beacon Theater won the award for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special last year.

louisck ohmygod suit lights Hilarious Teaser Trailer for Louis CKs Oh My God HBO Special

Personally, my favorite recent HBO appearance featuring Louis C.K. was Talking Funny, which included the comedian talking about the craft of stand-up comedy and creation of jokes with Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld and Ricky Gervais, all great stand-up comedians with their own style and presence.

Unfortunately, there’s no footage from the new special yet available to give us a teaser, but HBO vaguely tells us it will feature the comedian riffing on the food chain, animals, divorce, strange anecdotes, broken morality, murder and mortality. Obviously, it’s not the topics that make the special entertaining, but Louis C.K.’s delivery and timing.

Louis C.K.: Oh My God premieres on April 13th at 10/9c exclusively on HBO, but will be made available for purchase through the comedian’s website a few months later.


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  1. love it

  2. Can’t wait

  3. It’s not the topics that make it entertaining, but his delivery and timing? In what universe does this apply? Seriously, that may very well be the dumbest statement I’ve ever read on SR.

    • I’ve got to agree. Timing is important, as is the delivery, but it is the fact that he talks about his a-hole kids and things that people often think, but could never say.

      I saw and met him in Raleigh before he was too huge and it looks like I would have never gotten that chance again. I’m glad he got so big, but it kind of sucks too. Comics who are struggling are the funniest. Just look at Dave Chappelle.

      • It’s more than just when they’re struggling. I just heard a comic say that sense he got married that he’s lost a lot of his funny because he lost a lot of his anguish as a single guy. Philosophies change as they get older and that often effects the funny in a lot of comedians. Which is why you see a lot of them start doing series roles in movies….

    • Whenever you describe the topics that any comedian talks about, that in itself isn’t funny and this isn’t the most important factor. It’s HOW he tells his stories and makes observations on those topics that makes it funny. That’s comedy. Louis C.K. could talk about anything and make it hilarious because of his delivery. End of story.

      • Just because he has a great delivery does not mean that is what sets him apart from any other good comic. That is a must for a great comic, but the shock value is what sets him apart. Someone like a Anthony Jeselnik also have the shock value but he relies completely upon it. Louie just gets to the places that people are uncomfortable, like making fun of his kid’s picture or describing the world’s saddest h-job. The fact that he is self depricating makes the awkward topics easier to swallow. But people find different things in comedy so that is what makes it great.

  4. Is this a J.J Abrams Show ???

  5. He isnt very funny.

    • Why even bother looking at an article for him then? I’m personally looking forward to it. I usually enjoy his work, and will be lookin for it online since I don’t have HBO.

      • +1

      • He must be one of those guys who comments just to piss people off. Nobody cares if your sense of humor sucks. Sucks to be you.

  6. I’ll watch April 13th and then probably 3 or 4 more times after.

  7. I think whoever headlined this article missed Louis CK’s bit about the overuse of the word “hilarious.”

  8. NOT FUNNY AT All!! I didn’t even make it past the first 5 minutes. I think it’s good to watch on a night you can’t sleep, and are out of sleeping pills! Honestly, what a bore!!