Louis C.K.

Tig Notaro Calls ‘SNL’ Louis C.K. Clown Sketch Rip-Off ‘Disappointing’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 12, 2017 @ 3:47 PM
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Louis C.K.’s SNL return went smoothly enough, until Tig Notaro fans noticed some striking similarities between a prerecorded “Birthday Clown” sketch, and Notaro’s own “Clown Service” short. It might have been an earnest mistake, but Notaro now speaks out against SNL, calling the apparent rip “extremely disappointing.”

Did ‘SNL’ Borrow Louis C.K.’s Clown Sketch From Tig Notaro?

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 10, 2017 @ 12:11 PM
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Forty-two seasons of comedy are bound to see SNL traversing some familiar ground, but a recent sketch from this past weekend’s Louis C.K. return may stepped over the line. Tig Notaro fans are accusing a pre-recorded clown sketch of aping one of the comedian’s short films, subbing in C.K. for her.

Dave Chappelle Talks ‘SNL’ Writers on Election Night, Louis C.K. Advice

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 17, 2017 @ 2:55 PM
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Dave Chappelle had perhaps one of the hardest SNL gigs in recent memory, to follow the still-stunning upset of Election Night with humor. His monologue in particular set a tone for soldiering onward, for which Chappelle now offers new insight into the SNL writers’ room that week, and the advice Louis C.K. gave him.

Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks Leading TBS Animated ‘The Cops’ Comedy

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 14, 2017 @ 3:00 PM
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Around this time last year, we first heard that Louie creator Louis C.K. and the legendary Albert Brooks had partnered on a new animated comedy for FX, and one year later, it’s finally official (with a tweak). TBS has officially ordered the new series, which places both comedians as The Cops.

Louis C.K.’s Acclaimed ‘Horace and Pete’ Now Streaming on Hulu

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 9, 2016 @ 10:24 AM
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Louis C.K. knew the risks of self-distributing his Horace and Pete TV series, incurring at least some debt before the star-studded dramedy would turn a profit. And while the series may not have taken in the kind of award recognition many hoped, Horace and Pete is finally streaming in a traditional model on Hulu.

Louis C.K. Says ‘Horace and Pete’ Is Coming to Hulu

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 8, 2016 @ 12:53 PM
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Louis C.K.’s self-financed series got the wrong kind of attention with offhand remarks that he’d gone into debt, though the Louie creator was quick to correct that the investment would eventually pay off, particularly with sale to an official outlet. That day seems to have come, as C.K. suggests Hulu will eventually stream the 10-episode series.