Louis C.K. Admits A Few Things About Being A Father That Most Men Would Never Say

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Happy Father’s Day everyone!

There are few comedians as funny as Louis, and he’s so right about what it means to be a dad.

This wonderful 2-minutes was first broadcast on CBS Sunday Morning, and has since received about a million views. It’s pretty hilarious, as well as spot-on.



A few days ago, I was leaving a restaurant with my youngest daughter, and I was holding her hand and I was texting with this hand. Yeah, I am that guy. A woman walked by and she gave me a dirty look like, “Hmm! You should pay more attention to your kid!” Okay, guilty but I have something to say to that woman. This is why I’m able to spend time with my kids when I should be at work.

It was noon on a Thursday, okay, I had a crazy amount of work to do, but my kid graduated from preschool that day, and I wanted to take her to lunch, and it was a great lunch. We sat at the same side of the table the way she likes, we shared a chicken cutlet … I ate some of her chicken cutlet. We looked at her drawings. She told me many stories about the chinchilla in the classroom. And so, now I am texting and you walk by, “Ewww, bad father!” … what do you know?

Okay, I am being defensive. I am sorry, I shouldn’t have been texting. You know when my kids were younger, I used to avoid them. I used to sit on the toilet, until my legs fell asleep. You want to know why your father spends so long in the toilet? Because he is not sure he wants to be a father. I felt like being a dad was taking away everything I wanted to be, and I was right — but so what, what’s so great about our lives? What the hell is an adult without kids? What’s the point?

So, I got off the toilet. I flushed down my personal dreams, and I decided I am going to be a dad. I am not going to be Mom’s assistant — that’s depressing. Don’t do that if you are a dad … just wait for her to write you a list, walk around the store staring at it and call her from the cereal aisle to make sure she got the right thing. Be a man — make your own list.

(Dad at supermarket):
“Do we need any avocados?”

Louis C.K.:
Fathers have skills that they never use at home. You run a landscaping business, and you can’t dress and feed a four-year old? Take it on.

(Dad playing pool with son):
“Break them up.”

Louis C.K.:
Spend time with your kids and have your own ideas about what they need. Get into it, it won’t take away your manhood, it will give it to you. I did that, I spent more time with my kids, I took it on. I found out that I am a pretty bad father. I make a lot of mistakes, I don’t know what I’m doing, but my kids love me, go figure.

Louis C.K. On Father’s Day. I found out that I am a pretty bad father. I make a lot of mistakes, I don’t know what I’m doing, but my kids love me, go figure.

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