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Louis C.K.’s 'Inside the Actors Studio' Bit Proven Wrong by Bradley Cooper

You might want to be sitting down to watch this video, because in it, Louis C.K. is super wrong about something. The clip starts out with an excerpt from C.K.'s 2009 interview with Stephen Merchant, where he's asked for his take on Inside the Actors Studio only to dis the kind of amateur actors who stand up and ask actors like Sean Penn what they can do to be successful: "That's it. You'll never be famous," C.K. says. "There's no way you asked Sean Penn a question and then you're gonna be huge." Well, as this video shows, that's exactly what happened to Bradley Cooper, who even got to rub [...]

What Makes a Comedy a Comedy?

Since the announcement of this year's Golden Globe nominations, a debate has sparked over the Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy nominees. All of the five films nominated in the category — American Hustle, Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska, and The Wolf of Wall Street — are unarguably not laugh-out-loud movies, but according to Entertainment Weekly, the only qualification the Hollywood Foreign Press Association upholds for a Musical/Comedy category film is whether it makes an audience laugh. From the article:

In pop culture, comedy often implies a position where you’re outside of things, laughing at them; whereas drama suggests empathy, identification, compassion, with no laughs to get [...]