The brilliance of Louis C.K. is how effortlessly he can put everyone (especially himself) in their place. He makes light of death, divorce, "white people problems." He reminds us how good we really have it, how miraculous such phenomena as airplanes and cell phones are and how unappreciative we are of it all. (Next time someone complains about their cell, quote this: "Give it a second; is the speed of light too slow for you?) He says the things we all wish we could say ("When people are boring I want to kill them, and that's not fair"), and without a doubt deserves the title "hilarious."