Bradley Cooper’s Whole Career Is Mocking a Louis C.K. Joke

The year is 2009. Louis C.K. makes a joke that none of the students who ask questions on Inside the Actor’s Studio will become famous in their own right. It’s a good joke in its own right, but perhaps not entirely true. Let’s cut back to 1999, when Bradley Cooper, then a student, asks Sean Penn as question about Hurlyburly.

And for good measure, now let’s cut to 2014 and show a scene from American Hustle in which Cooper, now two-time Oscar nominee, humps Louis C.K.’s leg.

Now that’s an excellent YouTube video.