Here's a clip of a young Louis C.K. playing an avant garde photographer on MTV

Here's a clip of a young Louis C.K. playing an avant garde photographer on MTV

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Louis CK landed on his feet just fine with his show on FX, but back in the early days, he did some zany shit. In an unearthed clip of a short sketch he did for MTV, CK introduces himself as avant garde photographer “David Cross,” maker of fine toilet art. He defends his vision, shares his dream of getting a grant to take pictures of toilets in the southern hemisphere where the water spins a different direction, and gets into an argument with a dissatisfied patron. And he gets in one meaningful, prescient jab about the network: “MTV will show you a lot of crap and tell you it’s art, but I show you crap and it’s, like, art.”

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