Everybody Has To Start Somewhere: Here’s Louis C.K. Doing Standup At Age 21

His distinctive voice in tact, here’s Louis C.K. doing his standup routine at the age of 21 on The Cable Comedy Show. His first attempt at stand-up was in 1985 at an open-mic night at a comedy club in Boston, Massachusetts, during the apex of the comedy boom. He was given five minutes of time, but had only two minutes of material. He was so discouraged by the experience that he did not perform again for two years. He and Marc Maron later reminisced about their early careers and friendship on Maron’s WTF Podcast.