15 reasons to watch 2015’s Night of Too Many Stars on Comedy Central
Comedy Central's biennial special event all-star fundraiser, Night of Too Many Stars, returns on Sunday night with plenty of pre-taped stunts and a live telethon and celebrity phone bank -- as always, hosted by The Daily Show's Jon Stewart and organized by Robert Smigel. You'll see the likes of Stev... [Read More]
 
Wes Anderson, Louis CK top WGA Awards for 2015
Wes Anderson and Louis CK won top prizes in comedy for movies and TV, respectively, at this past weekend's Writers Guild Awards. Anderson took home best original screenplay for The Grand Budapest Hotel, where he's also up for that award and others at this coming weekend's Oscars. Louis CK, meanwhile... [Read More]
 
The Standup Special Returns to Its Roots
by Cameron Tung Shortly after standup comedy burst free from the confines of Borscht Belt theaters and metropolitan nightclubs, cable television began its successful infiltration of the American living room, and the marriage between the evolving art and the expanding medium soon spawned a wholly new... [Read More]
 
Bill Burr, Louis C.K., Jon Hamm, John Oliver, Paul Rudd and Amy Schumer join Jon Stewart for 2015′s Night of Too Many Stars on Comedy Central
Comedy Central and Jon Stewart’s Busboy Productions announced today the first all-stars booked for its biennial autism benefit, “Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs," and they include Bill Burr, Louis C.K., Jon Hamm, John Oliver, Paul Rudd and Amy Sch... [Read More]
 
Louis CK’s ode to comedy clubs, in honor of his new special “Live at The Comedy Store”
In case you missed it, Louis CK sent out a mass email yesterday -- separate from the short missive notifying fans that his new stand-up special was now available for sale on his website, "Louis CK Live at The Comedy Store." Here are the relevant parts, in which the 47-year-old comedian describes the... [Read More]
 
Louis CK talks Live at The Comedy Store with former Comedy Store regular David Letterman
Louis CK sent out a sincerely funny email on Monday to his fans, letting them know that the blizzard named Juno had forced him to prematurely cancel his fourth and final planned performance tonight at Madison Square Garden. He wrote Monday afternoon: "Well I didn't know you could call a thing histor... [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]
 
Comedy and the New York City subway
The MTA runs New York City's subway system, for what that's worth. The funny things you may see or experience on a subway ride are another story, and NYC-based TV shows, movies and comedians have enjoyed this platform to share them with us over the years. Last week was a big week for subway comedy, ... [Read More]
 
Louis C.K. and His Dedication to Experimental Film
by Eddie Brawley Last year when Louis C.K. released his 1998 feature film debut Tomorrow Night, it seemed like a move that didn’t quite add up. Here’s this guy, A-list comedian, has his own cable TV show — suddenly he’s putting out this black and white art film. Why? His show... [Read More]