Louis C.K. explains “Horace and Pete”
Wondering what all the fuss is about regarding Louis CK's new project, Horace and Pete? Here's an explanation from the comedian and creator himself: Hello friend guy lady or other, Some of you are aware that, last Saturday, I launched a new series on my site louisck.net called “Horace and... [Read More]
‘Baskets’ and the Bleak Comedy of Failure
Baskets, FX’s new sad-clown comedy created by Louis C.K., Zach Galifianakis, and Portlandia’s Jonathan Krisel, exists in a strange comedic universe: a bleak landscape defined by a particularly masculine blend of anger and sadness, the kind where schlumpy inaction covers up an uneasy curr... [Read More]
Episode #48: 2015 Comedy MVPs with Jason Zinoman of the New York Times
New York Times critic Jason Zinoman joined me for a special year in review of 2015. Instead of just glossing over the headlines like most year-end retrospectives, Jason and I debated what it means to be the comedian of the year and who deserves to be considered in that discussion for 2015. Which mea... [Read More]
Most-liked Instagrams for The Comic’s Comic in 2015
You can look back on a calendar year from many different perspectives and points of entry. Your memories flash in front of you. And then a website comes and calculates how other people viewed your year for you. Or one slice of your view. Such is 2015bestnine.com, which takes an Instagram handle, cal... [Read More]
Most-liked Instagrams for The Comic’s Comic in 2015
You can look back on a calendar year from many different perspectives and points of entry. Your memories flash in front of you. And then a website comes and calculates how other people viewed your year for you. Or one slice of your view. Such is 2015bestnine.com, which takes an Instagram handle, cal... [Read More]
Amazon orders Tig Notaro’s “Big Mississippi” and two other new comedies, renews “Red Oaks”
Christmas came early to the latest batch of pilot contenders for Amazon Studios, as the retail giant that's now an award-winning competitor to the other streaming, cable and broadcast TV networks has ordered three new comedies, including Tig Notaro's Big Mississippi, and also renewed rookie 1980s th... [Read More]
Comedy Album of the Year Grammy nominees for 2014-2015
The 58th annual Grammy Awards announced the full slate of nominations this morning, and somewhere Nikki Cox is telling her husband told you so. Cox wrote Jay Mohr's latest stand-up special, Happy. And A Lot. Which is up for Comedy Album of the Year. I've written plenty about the Grammys and their pe... [Read More]
Beacon Theatre sets big comedy slate in 2016 with Jerry Seinfeld residency and much more
Sebastian Maniscalco joked on Facebook last week that he should move to New York City in 2016 because he's already sold enough tickets for six shows at the Beacon Theatre, and they aren't even happening until May. Meanwhile, Jerry Seinfeld just announced an actual residency for 2016 at the Beacon, p... [Read More]
Steven Wright talks about his role as co-producer of “Louie” on “Late Night with Seth Meyers”
The king of one-liners, Steven Wright, dropped by Late Night with Seth Meyers last night to discuss his friendship with Louis CK and his role as co-producer on Louie. In addition, he talks about the daunting task of developing an hour of stand-up material. Steven Wright talks about his rol... [Read More]