[George Carlin’s] idea that…you throw everything away and you start over again. And I thought, well okay, once your done telling jokes about airplanes and dogs and you throw those away, what do you have left? You can only dig deeper. Start talking about your feelings and who you are. And then you do those jokes, and they’re gone. You gotta dig deeper. And then you start thinking about your fears and your nightmares and doing jokes about that. And then they’re gone. And then you start getting into weird shit…eventually you get to your balls.
Louis CK (In Tribute to George Carlin)