While some of our ‘SBs Of The Week” are schmucks (hey – it’s useful to highlight the good and the bad) – our current Sudden Bachelor Of The Week is not: comedian Louis C.K.. What we like about Louis C.K. is that he took a not-so-fun situation like sudden bachelorhood and turned it into something positive – a hit TV show (Louie on FX). SBs – if you are feeling down and out and need a good laugh – check out his show. In the meantime, listen to a recent interview with him on NPR here.
Married life wasn’t easy for comic Louis C.K., and neither is being a divorced father, at least that’s the impression you get from his comedy series. He was a married father when he created and starred in the HBO series “Lucky Louie,” in which he constantly quarreled with his wife.
In his new FX series “Louie,” he plays a stand-up comic who is divorced and shares custody of his two young daughters, which pretty much describes C.K.’s current situation.
On dating post-divorce
“You sort of feel like you just got out of prison. And they give you the suit you were convicted in. And they give you a paper bag with a watch and a wallet in it. And they give you eight bucks and a bus ticket and the cars are going way too fast and you can’t cross the street — and you’re considering going into a motel and hanging yourself after carving your initials. And you know … there’s not a lot of women my age who’re single. If they’re single it’s because something happened — or didn’t happen — so I started immediately dating women who were younger than me. That’s a very strange dynamic. And from their point of view, it’s like they’re dating a dead person. It’s like a corpse. That’s how I see myself through their eyes.”