Watch a 20-Year-Old Louis CK Perform Standup in 1987


Now, this video’s been online for a little while now, but it’s new to me and seems worth sharing. So apologies in advance if you’ve seen it before. But this is a video of Louis CK, age 20, doing standup at Catch a Rising Star way back in 1987. Clearly he’s still honing his style, but it’s fascinating to see him working so young. And a lot of these bits are still pretty great 23 years later.