Louis C.K. is, without a doubt, one of the finest stand-up comedians on the circuit today. He can be best described as a mixture between George Carlin and Richard Pryor. Like them, there's an honesty in his material that makes no apologies, as well as being extremely smart material itself. Chewed Up is one of the first specials of his that I ever saw, and it still holds up extremely well. My only gripe with it is the amount of time he devotes to talking about his married life. It was funny at the time, but on reflection, all comedians tend to do the same kind of material and it kind of sticks out because of that. It shouldn't, because it's really funny, but it does. Oh well. It doesn't ruin it for me but it does put a slight damper on things. Regardless, Chewed Up is both extremely funny and slightly subversive, and is a modern-day classic routine.