In these dreadful, depressing times, you know what’s hot? Guys who know how dreadful and depressing these times are. These days, instead of swooning over arrogant, well-groomed winners, our hearts are captured by those guys who are willing to admit that they feel defeated, that their kids exhaust them, and that all they want is to eat a huge bowl of ice cream and go to bed. When the end of the world feels nigh, resignation—and realism—is sexy. Plus, there’s just nothing false about this man. He can’t fake it, so he doesn’t even try. And unlike almost every other man alive, Louis CK knows that he’s self-pitying and simple-minded and has a big gut. Imagine how relaxing it would be if all men were so self-aware.
Heather Havrilesky, Salon