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This Comedian You Didn’t Know Was Mexican Is Dropping A Stand Up Special On Netflix

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Netflix is releasing a Louis C.K. stand up special on April 4th. Simply titled “Louis CK: 2017.” This week Netflix released a pretty straight forward, albeit beautifully shot, trailer showing C.K. prepping behind the scenes.

Louis C.K.’s new comedy special releases April 4th on Netflix as part of a two-special deal inked with Netflix.

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This is his first special since 2015’s “Live At The Comedy Store” and one of the few projects that, as of recent, hasn’t been released exclusively on his website. Perhaps he’s tired of having to bear the financial brunt of writing, editing, producing, starring and hosting his work online.

Netflix announced back in February that they had reached a deal to acquire two specials from the C.K.

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The announcement followed the reveal of some big comedy names coming to Netflix. Chris Rock scored a 40 million dollar deal for two specials with the streaming service. Dave Chappelle nabbed an incredible 60 million dollar deal for three specials. Finally, Seinfeld is coming over to Netflix with his show “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.

As you undoubtedly know, C.K.’s dad is from Mexico. Listen to this clip from the Tavis Smiley Show in case you need to hear it from his lips:

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Not only is he half Mexican, he’s knowledgeable about Mexico, the racial diversity there, has a Mexican passport and Spanish was his first language, so boom.

In any event, the trailer for his upcoming stand up special, released this week by Netflix, features C.K. getting dressed up like your dad.

In the trailer, he sports an ill-fitting suit (they all seem ill-fitting when you’re used to him in a black t-shirt), big goofy shoes and a tie that screams “put a coffee stain on me.” We also see his pre-show ritual: he shows up just before the show, struggles to change into his clothes, sloshes down some coffee and scarfs whatever food he can fit in his face hole before making people collapse with laughter. All in a day’s work.

Check out the trailer in full below.

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The caption on the homepage of the special reads: “Louis C.K. muses on religion, eternal love, giving dogs drugs, email fights, teachers and more in a live performance from Washington, D.C.” Jeez, I hope so!

Catch the new stand up special April 4th on Netflix.


[H/T] Watch Louis C.K. Get Spiffy for His New Standup Special in the Trailer for ‘Louis C.K.: 2017’

READ: Everyone’s Favorite Mexican Explains Who He’s Voting For

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Comedy Central's "The President Show" To Poke Fun At President With Trump Impersonator

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Comedy Central’s “The President Show” To Poke Fun At President With Trump Impersonator

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In a press release out yesterday, Comedy Central dropped a preview of their new weekly show, “The President Show.” Featuring comedian Anthony Atamanuik, heralded as the best Trump impersonator around, in the role of President Trump, the release claims it will throw out the rule book, just as our commander in chief is throwing out his predecessor’s rulebook.

New late night show “The President Show” will make fun of Trump by just being honest about who he is.

Is it scary or hilarious that you wouldn’t be surprised if our president said these things? Many comedians and TV producers have expressed how difficult they have found it to make fun of Trump, because his comments and scandals are outlandish beyond their abilities.

Even Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the hilarious duo behind the last twenty seasons of “South Park,” said it’s tough to make fun of Trump .

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Parker: “It’s really tricky now, uh, because satire has become reality.”

Parker and Stone, who made Mr. Garrison into a fusion of Trump and Darth Vader — the most villainous villain of all time — claimed to be having a hard time making fun of Trump.

Parker and Stone spent the entire last season of “South Park” writing a character that resembled, acted and said some of the same things Trump did on the campaign trail. If they are throwing their hands up on how to write a Trump-like character going forward because he’s too ridiculous, will the folks behind this new show be able to keep up?

It’s not the first time Comedy Central released a show created to mock a sitting president.

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Released in April of 2001, the show had already been cancelled by the time 9/11 occured later that year. Although cancelled for financial reasons, show creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker knew it would have been in poor taste in a post-9/11 world.

Comedy Central made a second attempt to launch a show about George W. Bush, but it seemed to come too little, too late.

Though many found it funny, the show didn’t do well, with many saying it came too late in George W. Bush’s presidency to matter.

However, “The President Show” launches only four months into Trumps presidency, so there may be plenty of years of laughs in store.

Unless he gets impeached, of course.

[H/T] Comedy Central Press Release

READ: Seth Meyers Gives Undocumented Immigrants And President Trump’s Wall “A Closer Look” In Hilarious Segment

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