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October 10, 2015


Dane Cook Says He Never Stole Jokes From Louis C.K. on 'Louie' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 5th 2011 6:56AM
Dane Cook, 'Louie'Say what you will about the controversy, but it was pretty bold of Dane Cook and Louis C.K. to address it directly and to each other within the context of 'Louie' (Thu., 10:30PM ET on FX). The meeting was necessitated by Louis' desire to score Lady Gaga tickets, and Cook being with the same agency as her.

C.K. goes to ask for this favor, so he can maybe make his daughter happy for her birthday, and Cook confronts the controversy directly.

"Everything I read about me was about how I stole jokes from you, which I didn't," Cook said.

"I kind of think you did," C.K. responded. When Cook asked why he would risk his reputation to do that, C.K. said, "Because they were funny jokes."

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Worst TV Shows of the 2000s (30-21)

by Kim Potts, posted Dec 11th 2009 6:00AM

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'Louie' on FX Premiering This Spring

by Chris Jordan, posted Dec 1st 2009 6:15PM
FX is going to be seeing red this March. That's because Louis C.K., the red-headed star of HBO's former 'Lucky Louie,' is set to star in a new comedy called 'Louie,' according to a report in Entertainment Weekly.

The half-hour 'Louie,' which features both sketches and stand-up, will be based on Louis C.K.'s life as a comedian and divorced father of two, according to a report in Variety. The pilot episode includes two stories: Louie volunteering at his kids' school and a bad date.

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TV 101: How Friends caused the current financial crisis (OR: Say it ain't so, Joe the Actor)

by Jay Black, posted Nov 12th 2008 2:06PM
That bed cost $18,000.If you haven't heard, the country is in a recession and things are getting bad. I spend every afternoon watching CNBC and weeping. My father, who deals in real estate, calls me every night just to scream and babble incoherently. My wife splits her time between loading up the Model T to head out west Californee-way and burning our quarterly financial statements for warmth.

We're on an economic roller coaster right now, and I don't mean a reputable roller coaster like at Six Flags. We're talking one of those death-trap coasters that even the carnies won't ride. The depressing thing is that the whole bag of crap we're in right now just seemed to come out of nowhere, like the last season of Roseanne. How did we get here? Why is this all happening now?

You might be tempted to blame the usual suspects: the president, the congress, the Stone-Cutters. But you'd be wrong. The real culprit behind this whole problems is Friends.

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Louis C.K. talks to the AV Club

by Adam Finley, posted May 24th 2007 4:18PM

lucky louieComedian and actor Louis C.K. recently spoke with the AV Club about his career, including his latest stand-up special for HBO, and his short-lived HBO sitcom, Lucky Louie, an uncensored and often uncomfortably candid series shot like a basic sitcom, but without the restrictions of network TV.

I liked Lucky Louie. I didn't think it was perfect, but those moments I didn't like (stiff dialogue, some moments felt a little too forced) are common for all new shows as they work out the kinks and improve in subsequent seasons.

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HBO cancels Lucky Louie

by Joel Keller, posted Sep 18th 2006 6:17PM
Lucky LouieIt looks like HBO's traditional sitcom experiment was short-lived. Lucky Louie, a multi-camera sitcom created and starring comedian Louis C.K., has been cancelled after its first 13-episode season. This TV Week article ("cleverly" titled "'Louie's' Luck Runs Out") mentions that the show was seen by about 1.3 million viewers on average; the season finale was seen by about that many people, which was 1.2 million less than the network's other summer Sunday offering, Entourage.

It was an interesting try; imagine a sitcom with a live audience, living room and kitchen sets, etc., but with the freedom of language and subject matter that HBO provides. Guess not enough people bought into the experiment for HBO's liking. The president of HBO Entertainment claims she wants to work with Louis C.K. again, but there are no current plans for a new series. At least this might give Louis more material for his stand-up act.

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What's on tonight: Deadwood, Entourage, Little League, Brotherhood, Emeril

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 20th 2006 5:32PM
  • EntourageAt 7, NBC has more coverage of the 2006 Visa Gymnastics Championships.
  • The WB has an episode of the canceled series Just Legal, though I'm not sure if it's a new ep or a repeat. There's another episode at 9.
  • At 8, CBS has a new Big Brother: All-Stars.
  • ESPN has The Little League World Series at 8.
  • TNT has Ben Affleck and Uma Thurman in Paycheck at 8.
  • There's a new Emeril Live on Food Network at 8, "New Orleans: Healing One Meal At A Time."
  • Also at 8: Encore has Kim Basinger and Chris Evans in Cellular.
  • At 9, HBO has a new Deadwood, followed by new episodes of Entourage and Lucky Louie.
  • USA has a new episode of The 4400 at 9, followed by a new Dead Zone.
  • HGTV has a new Design Star at 9.
  • At 10, Showtime has a new Brotherhood.

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