I could watch the manic scene from American Hustle where Bradley Cooper humps then impersonates Louis C.K. for hours, and never get tired of it. The clip becomes next-level great, though, when it’s edited into a video where 2009 C.K. makes fun of 1999 Cooper without realizing he’s done so. Five years ago, C.K. dropped by The Stephen Merchant Show to discuss, among other things, the kind of wannabe-actors who ask Sean Penn about how to become famous, “or whatever,” on Inside the Actors Studio.
Cut to 1999, when Cooper asked Penn about his approach. It’s not EXACTLY what C.K. is making fun of, but it’s a good enough excuse to watch Cooper’s impression for the 47th time.