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'Louie' Rushes His Pregnant Sister to the Hospital in Pain (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 24th 2011 3:41AM
'Louie' - 'Pregnant'Louis C.K. returned to FX for the second season premiere of 'Louie' (Thu., 10:30PM ET on FX) picking up tonally right where he left off, awkward and hilarious. The most awkward moment, though, didn't involve Louis at all.

His seven-month pregnant sister stopped by, and it was her screams that awoke Louis, his daughters and even his neighbors. So Louis had to learn how to make friends with the neighbors so he could get his sister to the hospital and someone would be able to stay with his daughters.

But it was at the hospital that the source of his sister's pain became awkwardly -- and loudly -- apparent. We can only imagine what the hospital bill would be for that gaseous burst. Clearly, she felt better afterward, but just wait for that sticker shock.

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Louis C.K.: 'When You're 43, If You Wanna Get High, You've Gotta Wait 'Til You Hurt Your Back' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 23rd 2011 4:00AM
Louis C.K., 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'Louis C.K. took an important step toward recovery in admitting that he was an occasional addict. On 'The Tonight Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC), C.K. talked about how much more difficult it is to get high when you're in your 40s.

"When you're 43, if you want to get high you've got to wait until you hurt your back," he explained.

But the beauty of that, is that doctors give you great medicines like Percocet. "When I get Percocet, I am a Percocet addict," he told Jay Leno. "I don't refill it, but during that bottle, if I drop it and you pick it up, I'll suck your **** to get it back!"

Leno wasn't quite prepared for this shocking visual, so he had C.K. repeat it while he was drinking some water so it could get the spit-take it deserved.

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Review: 'Louie' Is a Strangely Sublime Slice of One Guy's Life

by Maureen Ryan, posted Jun 22nd 2011 4:00PM
'Louie' (10:30PM ET Thursday, FX) isn't one of those shows where you need to give it half a season before you decide whether it's for you or not. The terrific 'Louie' is such a fully formed, cogent expression of comedian Louis C.K.'s distinctive mind that you'll know a few minutes into the first episode whether his sensibility aligns with yours.

Without giving too much away, in the first scene of the season, one of Louie's kids makes a casual statement that is heartbreaking. The kid doesn't know what she's said is hurtful; she's just being honest. There's zero melodrama in the scene, and Louie's reaction to his daughter's statement is funny because it's both realistic and brutally honest.

He doesn't punish the kid at all, but the rawness of his eventual reaction is painfully hilarious. It's a reaction I can picture having myself.

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Louis C.K. wonders why Conan wanted The Tonight Show to begin with - TCA Report

by Joel Keller, posted Jan 17th 2010 4:37PM
Louis C.K. at the 2010 Winter TCAsThis morning, FX was in the house here at the Langham Huntington, with panels for Damages, Justified -- a show based on an Elmore Leonard character, starting Tim Olyphant -- and Louie. The last show stars Louis C.K. as himself, as it intersperses scripted vignettes about a newly-single dad stand-up comic in New York with bits of new stand-up material.

I got a chance to speak to Louis after his panel, and we had a great talk, highlighted by the list of words he could and couldn't say on FX; it'll probably be the dirtiest thing we've ever published, but it'll be worth it.

During his panel, however, one of the last questions was about the whole Conan/Leno debate. You'd think Louis would have sided with Conan, who gave him his first shot as a comedy writer. He did, but he had an interesting take on the matter: Why would Conan want the old moldy Tonight Show instead of a show with his name on it?

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Review: Parks and Recreation - Greg Pikitis

by Kona Gallagher, posted Oct 30th 2009 12:15PM
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Pikitis! I loved this episode. After hitting a real low for me two weeks ago, last week's episode was an improvement, but this week's really lived up to its potential. Even Andy, who I haven't been completely thrilled with as a character this season, was hilarious ("I'm not crying; I'm just allergic to jerks!"). It's also really nice to see people on Leslie's side. How awesome was Dave with her? I wasn't so sure about him when he first showed up, but he's becoming more and more fun every episode he's in.

So we find out that Leslie's mortal enemy is a high school kid who just happens to have a name that's a lot of fun to yell in anger. Which, of course Leslie's mortal enemy is some 16-year-old punk. I will say this though: he's good: Between hiring the fake mom off of Craigslist and his janitor disguise that he used to break into the Parks office, maybe Leslie wasn't being completely ridiculous when she classified him as a James Bond-type criminal mastermind.

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Parks and Recreation: The Practice Date

by Kona Gallagher, posted Oct 8th 2009 10:28PM
amy poehler(S02E04) Last week, I talked about how I was beginning to identify with Leslie Knope. This week, I have to say that I identify with her a lot less, but that's mainly because my dating life hasn't been anywhere near as awesome as hers. I have never downed Ambien instead of Tic-Tacs, I have never had a dude show up for a date with another woman, and sadly, my sleeve (or any other clothing item) has never caught on fire. All this says to me is that I haven't lived, man.

I also really like what they're doing with the Dave character. I was afraid that they were making him kind of stupid, but that wasn't evident in this episode. He was just kind of bumbling and charming again. Plus, it was super-sweet how he wasn't scared away when she showed up to his house drunk. Because really, if you can't show up at some dude's house and ask him if he's impressed that you remember it's a bathroom and not a whiz palace, then what's the point of life?

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Parks and Recreation: Beauty Pageant

by Kona Gallagher, posted Oct 2nd 2009 1:50AM
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(S02E03) This is how I know Parks and Recreation is growing as a show: Leslie Knope has not only stopped being a one-dimensional season one Michael Scott impression, but she has grown into a character with whom I can identify. If I ever found myself judging a beauty contest with a chick in a hooker dress talking about how if it were up to her and her family, it would be called "Ourmerica," and not "Theirmerica," I would have a difficult time holding my brains inside of my head.

I don't think I would have an elaborate, laminated scorecard with a section for the "Naomi Wolf effect," but I could definitely see myself in a room arguing with my fellow judges about the brains of the other contestants. And Like Leslie Knope, I probably would have lost. Such is life.

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Louis C.K. shoots new comedy pilot for FX

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Aug 9th 2009 1:02PM
Louis C.K. is hoping his new FX pilot takes off.Louis C.K. just shot a new comedy pilot for FX. He plays a stand-up comic dealing with divorce and fatherhood. It's hard to imagine where they come up with this stuff when you consider that C.K. is a stand-up comic and a divorced father.

And, just to push the boundaries of creativity one level higher, FX is calling it Louis. (Strangely enough, rumor has it there's another pilot already called C.K. about an animated chicken working as a trauma nurse at a downtown hospital in a post apocalyptic future.)

One of the top stand-up comics working today and a former writer for Conan O'Brien and Dana Carvey, C.K. has yet to see his own TV projects take off. His 2006 HBO show Lucky Louie never got on the pop culture radar.

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Louis CK can do anything - VIDEO

by Adam Finley, posted Aug 5th 2007 12:01PM

louis ckDo a search for my name on this blog and it becomes clear I have a nerdish obsession with animation. One of the things I love so much about it is that there are no boundaries whatsoever: a character can swallow a fork, get shot in the face, and decapitated by helicopter blades and still bounce back as if nothing happened. The only person in real life who could do that is Jesus Christ, and even He needed to rest for a few days afterward.

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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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Todd Barry and Louis C.K. go to dinner

by Adam Finley, posted Jan 27th 2007 12:04PM

todd barryMessageboards can sometimes be a lot of fun to read, not because they're funny, but because reading them is like watching a retarded panda fighting --and subsequently making love to-- a refrigerator box. There's really no point to it, and you're embarrassed for watching, but you just can't tear yourself away from the spectacle.

This thread over on A Special Thing (a site and podcast I mentioned before) is an exception, because three actual comedians chat about their dinner plans. Well, mostly it's Todd Barry and Louis C.K., but Andy Kindler chimes in at one point, too. The contrast between professional comedians who actual are funny and forum users who aren't especially funny is kind of beautiful in its own way.

The thread contains some strong language.

[via CC Insider]

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Lucky Louie coming to DVD

by Adam Finley, posted Oct 15th 2006 8:02AM
lucky louieThe very short-lived series Lucky Louie is coming to DVD in 2007, though there is no official announcement on the exact date. Creator and star Louie CK, who recently recorded audio commentary for the episodes, told fans the DVD would be released on January 30, but TVShowsOnDVD warns that celebrities aren't always accurate when it comes to such things. I don't care when it comes out, I'm just happy it is coming out. I was rather bummed when I found out one of my favorite comedians had a show on HBO, a network I don't have on my current cable package. I've heard both good and bad things about the show, but like anyone else, I'd like to see it for myself and decide. We'll see if I enjoy it as much as his stand up, or if I'll be driving to his home to bang on his door and demand a refund.

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The Daily Show: June 15, 2006

by Annie Wu, posted Jun 16th 2006 5:41PM
The Daily Show"The Write Wing": White House personnel has been shifting quite a bit. Scott McClellen was replaced by Tony Snow, the Vice President was replaced by the newest model... And now, Bush's long-time speech-writer, Michael Gerson, has resigned (probably with a pretty good letter). From now on, we'll probably hear Bush's speeches fall to a less embellished tone, doing his normal "delivering facts you already knew" routine. Jon then made an excuse to sing, "Everything's comin' up rooooses!" and then explained, "I cannot sing or dance. I am what's known in the business as a 'single-threat'."

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Lucky Louie premieres tonight

by Adam Finley, posted Jun 11th 2006 10:10AM
louis ckAs I mentioned last August, comedian Louis C.K. will be starring in Lucky Louie, a new sitcom for HBO. I've been a pretty big fan of Louis C.K. for some time now, so I was thrilled to hear about this. At least, I would be thrilled if I actually had HBO, which I don't, so I guess instead of "thrilled" I should have written "really depressed." Oh well, I'm just glad this guy's got his own show, because he's very funny. Did you see his recent appearance on Leno when he kept calling his four year old daughter an "***hole" for not putting her shoes on when asked? That was freakin' hilarious. Anyway, they're calling it HBO's first sitcom. I guess Curb Your Enthusiasm and earlier shows like Dream On  and The Larry Sanders Show don't count because they weren't taped in front of an audience. The show kicks off this evening at 10:30 p.m. EST.

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Louis C.K. developing show for HBO

by Adam Finley, posted Aug 18th 2005 6:15PM

Louis C.K., creator of the cult movie Pootie Tang, and a former writer for both David Letterman and Chris Rock, is one of my favorite comedians, though the television medium is not the best place to see his act. When I heard scuttlebutt that he was developing a sitcom based on his experience as a father, I immediately groaned and thought there was no way his irreverent, subversive humor was going to work on a network sitcom. But then, the sky opened up, a light shone down, and a heavenly voice said to me: "Fear not, Alan, for Louis C.K.'s sitcom will be done live, and on HBO." After explaining to God that my name was Adam and not Alan, I began to dance for joy. Look for the show to air in January. The project has no title yet, but I'll keep an eye out for you.

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