What makes a good joke? More specifically, what makes a good Louis C.K. joke?
In a video from YouTuber Nerdwriter1, Louis C.K.’s minute-and-a-half-long joke about playing Monopoly with his daughters is broken down line by line to show that there are no wasted words or pauses. More importantly, C.K. knows that his premise has to make sense, something echoed by Chris Rock.
Here’s the breakdown: