Enjoy This Picture of a Beardless Louis C.K.


An photo of Louis CK without his beard has been bopping around the Interweb this morning, taken in 2008 when he was portraying a “very smelly and sad man named Greg” in what would eventually be Ricky Gervais’s The Invention of Lying. While I wouldn’t go so far as to say that it makes his face look “like a porn actor’s shaved balls,” it is weird to see someone without their somewhat iconic facial hair. It’s like glimpsing a bare-faced Lincoln and realizing that underneath, he looks like an extremely worried 24-year-old. Writes C.K., “Right after I shaved it, my six year old daughter said ‘YOu look just the same as always.’ But she said it with a very “No, really” tone that made me realize that…

a. I look awful.

b. I have an incredibly sweet daughter, sensitive beyond her years.” The answer is (b)! It’s b, right?