“Louie” Can’t Find a Place to Poop

Here’s a pretty good example of how a stand-up bit can inspire, rather than be transposed into a sitcom scene.

Louis C.K. has had a bit or two about getting older and having to poop and on last night’s episode of Louie there was a whole scene delving right into that topic. 

Unlike many comedian based sitcoms that often take stand-up bits and put it right into a scene almost word-for-word, this need to poop while escorting his daughters around gets embellished with more details and nuance as a scene.

The result, as you might expect with Louie, is pretty great.