Louis C.K. Looks Back on His Depressing Solo Trip to Russia in the ’90s

Last night, Louis C.K. took a break from rehearsing for SNL to attend the annual Moth Ball in New York, where he accepted an award for storytelling by sharing a story of his own. It’s a dark, depressing look back on a two-week solo trip he took to Russia in the ’90s when he was about to quit his writing job at Late Night with Conan O’Brien. It involves the Moscow subway system, a group of dirty kids wearing oversized coats, and an old man with a broken shoe — so yes, it’s very Russian.

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