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Boston comedian Louis CK says his new show is basically a sad version of Cheers

“It’s like what the bar that Cheers was based on was probably really like.’’

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Louis CK is a big star as a comic now, but it sounds like he’s still influenced by his Boston roots.

On Wednesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, CK talked about his new show, Horace and Pete, which stars CK and Steve Buscemi and follows two co-owners of a bar. Kimmel pointed out that the show doesn’t have a lot of jokes in it, but the few jokes it does have are really funny.

“But mostly it’s like Cheers if everyone there was depressed,’’ Kimmel added.

“That’s right,’’ CK said. “It’s like what the bar that Cheers was based on was probably really like — between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.’’

But surely they’re still always glad you came.

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