Louis C.K. PERFECTLY Explains Life In New York City

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No one knows New York better than funnyman Louis C.K. The comedian dished to The Hollywood Reporter on the prides and pitfalls of this crazy city we love to call home. From riding the subway to crying at a Broadway show, Louis hit all the New York nails on their grungy — but still seriously awesome — heads. Here, the truest words regarding life in The Big Apple that have ever been spoken:

- "I loved that you could go to a deli at three in the morning in New York, and it's filled with people. There isn't an hour in New York where you can't find a club where there are a bunch of people."

- "Every time I go to a Broadway play of any kind — good or bad — as soon as the lights go out and people come onstage and start to speak, I start to cry. I can't help it."

- "I felt like I was breathing the right kind of air when I moved [to New York]. Of course, there were moments at first when I thought, 'I can't do this.' There's a sense of crushing loneliness that the city can impose on people, and it can sap you financially."

- "In New York, everyone is so mixed together that there's less of a feeling of class here. Outside some fancy office building, you see a CEO getting his cigarette lit by a cleaning lady. Everybody is dealing with the same shit, everybody is on the subway elbow-to-elbow."

- "There's an easy thing of saying, 'Yeah, it's all bullshit out there [in Hollywood],' but if you can't smell the bullshit here in New York, you must have your nose packed with it."

- "My 13-year-old daughter leaves the house at 7:15 every morning and takes a smelly city bus to school way uptown. It's like 8 degrees out, and it's dark and she's got this morning face and I send her out there to take a bus. Meanwhile, my driver is sitting in a toasty Mercedes that's going to take me to work once both kids are gone."

Okay, we get not sending your kids to school in a Mercedes, but we also totally sympathize with his daughter; we're tired of waking up to the morning chill. It's April — what's the deal, New York?!

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