06/09/2011 01:53 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Louis C.K. Stand-Up In 1987: Dolphin Jokes & Crappy Car Humor (VIDEO)

Before he became one of the funniest stand-ups of our time, made one of the funniest shows on television, or made Donald Rumsfeld very uncomfortable, Louis C.K. was just another young comic trying to find his voice.

This clip of C.K. doing stand-up at Catch A Rising Star in Boston circa 1987 has been around for a while, but had a big resurgence online this week and we can totally see why. If you haven't seen it yet, get ready for what one YouTuber says looks like "Watching a kid do a Louis C.K. impression."

After starting things off with a couple of "dolphin jokes," C.K. moves on to talking about a few things everyone can agree on: the worst parts of owning a crappy car and the pitfalls of smoking. It's safe to say C.K. has perfected his craft over these last 24 years, but what do you think of him then? Tell us in the comments.