This Week on TV: Key & Peele Super Bowl Special on Comedy Central
This week on TV, gear up for Key & Peele Super Bowl Special on Comedy Central. If this trailer is any indication of what’s to come, we’re in for a treat. These two are unstoppable when it comes to sketch comedy. And their football sketches have been some of the best over the course o... [Read More]
 
Louis CK adds fourth MSG arena show; filmed “Live at the Comedy Store,” coming this spring online, then on FX
Louis CK already has his next stand-up special in the can as he continues to take victory laps around Madison Square Garden, adding a fourth show for next week. As he wrote to fans, "I mean, if you keep buying the tickets, I have to keep doing the shows. My third show at Madison square garden on Sat... [Read More]
 
Louis C.K. Madison Square Garden shows making history, also he’s doing 1 million other things
The Louis C.K. train does not appear to be slowing down any time soon. FX CEO John Landgraf announced on Sunday that FX bought the television rights to the comedian’s new stand-up special Louis C.K. Live From the Comedy Store. However, in perfect Louis C.K. style, the special will first be ava... [Read More]
 
'Louie' Premieres on April 9th; C.K. to Direct FX Series Starring Pamela Adlon
by Megh Wright FX revealed some new projects at TCA over the weekend, including the season 5 premiere of Louie and two other projects that are part of C.K.'s development deal with the network. Louie's eight-episode fifth season will premiere on April 9th at 10:30pm after the series premiere of Billy... [Read More]
 
FX orders “Better Things” pilot from “Louie” star Pamela Adlon; Louis C.K. set to direct
In more pilot news, FX has placed an order for Better Things, a show created by and starring Pamela Adlon (Louie) and directed by Louis C.K. Adlon and C.K. will write the pilot and serve as Executive Producers, along with Blair Breard, Dave Becky and 3 Arts Entertainment. The pilot is... [Read More]
 
Louis C.K. breaks MSG record while FX scores the rights to his next special “Louis C.K. Live From The Comedy Store”
Louis C.K. just recently broke a record for being the first stand-up comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden three times in the same month for the same tour. And now he’s just added a fourth show on January 27th in addition to his upcoming gig there on the 24th. Two shows of this record [&h... [Read More]
 
Todd Barry, Big Jay Oakerson talk about their all-crowd-work comedy albums (AUDIO)
If you’ve been paying attention to comedy album releases of late, you’ll know that both Todd Barry and Big Jay Oakerson have released albums that feature their crowd work chops. Barry’s album The Crowd Work Tour (and also it was a tour) came first and is still available on Louis C.... [Read More]
 
Patton Oswalt just won our vote for the 2015 comedy Grammy by taking out the competition on social media
We've fought this battle before, @alyankovic. We will resolve this in February. #Grammys2015: pic.twitter.com/uIwkpwQyaj — Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) December 5, 2014 If you didn’t realize, earlier today the Grammy Nominations were announced. In the comedy category some pretty heavy h... [Read More]
 
Weird Al, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Louis C.K., and Jim Gaffigan Get Grammy Noms
by Megh Wright The Grammys announced their 2015 nominees today, and in addition to the late Joan Rivers scoring a nomination for Best Spoken World Album for Diary of a Mad Diva, the Best Comedy Album category is full of impressive competition. The five nominees this year: Weird Al's Mandatory Fun, J... [Read More]
 
Louis C.K. on Chris Rock's Film Career: "All He Really Needed to Do Was Be Who He Is Onstage"
by Megh Wright "Louis C.K. thinks that the solution to Rock’s movie problem was obvious in retrospect. 'His honesty and thoughtfulness and intelligence—it isn't a good match for just putting a guy up there, building a big premise around him, and raking in the bucks,' he says. 'Chris was ... [Read More]