Louis C.K.

Amy Schumer, Louis C.K. and Denis Leary Are Jon Stewart’s Final ‘Daily Show’ Guests

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick 5 days ago
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Now that President Obama has come and gone, Jon Stewart’s final round of Daily Show outings will bring out a few more big guns to help send him off. Among the sure to be extensive list, we already have top comedians (and near successors) Amy Schumer, Louis C.K. and even Denis Leary booking slots on Jon Stewart’s final run.

Tig Notaro to Write and Star in Amazon Comedy, Co-Written With Diablo Cody and Louis C.K.

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 28, 2015 @ 5:11 PM
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Comedian Tig Notaro has been making plenty of headlines of late, and isn’t about to stop at a new HBO special or Netflix documentary. Instead, the revered cancer-surviving comedian will partner with Diablo Cody to star in and write a new Amazon comedy pilot, produced by Louis C.K.

‘The Secret Life of Pets’ Trailer: This is What Your Dog Really Does All Day

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by Jacob Hall June 17, 2015 @ 11:09 AM
Talking dogs and cats have been a staple of animation since the medium’s earliest days, but The Secret Life of Pets trailer actually presents a fairly fresh take on this trope. The talking animals here are ordinary house pets, alone all day while their humans are at work, and we get to see how they pass the time.

‘Louie’ Made Season 5 Shorter Because He Got High, Because He Got High

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 28, 2015 @ 12:50 PM
FX
FX Emmy darling Louie will again come to a close tonight with Season 5 finale “The Road Part 2,” a notably shorter eight-episode run than some of its predecessors. Many assumed the truncated order owed to comedian Louis C.K.’s grueling schedule and past hiatus requirements, but nope! He was just high. Allow us to explain.

SNL Cut This Perfectly Hilarious Short Featuring Louis C.K. and Bruce Chandling

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by Britt Hayes May 17, 2015 @ 11:29 AM
Every week, SNL ends up having to cut a sketch or two for time — these segments are released online as “digital exclusives.” Sometimes, those segments are better than anything else that aired, like this short that was cut from the Season 40 finale, featuring Louis C.K. and Kyle Mooney’s pitiful fictional comedian Bruce Chandling.

SNL Ranked: Louis C.K. Sends Season 40 Out on a Clumsy Note

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by Britt Hayes May 17, 2015 @ 9:03 AM
NBC
This season of SNL has had some definite highs and definite lows (I’ve been seriously questioning the writers’ ability to deliver great material for the female hosts), and the last few episodes have only been consistent in their clumsiness. What began as a strong season has faltered in the final lap, but the promise of Louis C.K. hosting the Season 40 finale inspired some optimism thanks to both his comedic talents and his track record with SNL. Sadly, this week’s outing proved to be as so-so as the last few episodes, resulting in a finale that’s merely half-decent.

SNL Let Guest Host Louis C.K. Do 10 Minutes of Stand-Up, and That’s Perfect

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by Jacob Hall May 17, 2015 @ 8:47 AM
SNL frequently struggles with its opening monologues and the past few seasons have seen the show retreat to the same well on multiple occasions. That well usually involves the guest host breaking into song, which used to be funny until it became the go-to template for episodes where no one in the writer’s room could come up with a halfway decent idea. That’s why the season finale was right to just let guest host Louis C.K. perform 10 minutes of stand-up. It’s not just funny — it actually allows him to get the show warmed up by reminding us why we like this guy (and why he’s worthy of hosting SNL) in the first place.

SNL Season Finale Preview: Louis C.K. Reveals His ‘Age of Ultron’ Role

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 13, 2015 @ 12:49 AM
NBC
The anniversary special well behind us, SNL Season 40 will draw to a close this coming weekend with Louis C.K. reclaiming the stage alongside Rihanna. The last few weeks have lost a bit of steam, but can the esteemed comedian bring us home? Find out with the first avenging promos of the SNL finale!

Louis C.K. Will Direct and Star in Indie Comedy ‘I'm a Cop’

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by Britt Hayes May 4, 2015 @ 5:34 PM
FX
If you’re a fan of Louie, you’re probably aware of how much effort Louis C.K. puts into his FX comedy show — not only is he the writer and star, but he also acts as the show’s director (and, up until last season, he was also the editor). C.K. will pull off a similar feat with the new indie film I’m a Cop, which he will star in as well as write and direct.

How ‘Louie’ Let Pamela Completely Emasculate Him in ‘Bobby’s House’

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by Britt Hayes May 1, 2015 @ 1:47 PM
FX
The big question everyone has been focusing on following last night’s episode of Louie is this: did Pamela sexually assault Louie? The answer is, obviously, yes. He said no, she aggressively persisted while gently shushing him, an act that felt so intimately real. Louie has treaded similar territory before, in last season’s “Pamela Part 1,” in which the roles were reversed as Louie aggressively forced Pamela to kiss him — it was both emotional and physical assault for Pamela, who resents anything resembling feelings. But in “Bobby’s House,” the tables are turned, as Pamela not only assaults Louie, but thoroughly emasculates him, as well.