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Lorne Michaels, D.L. Hughley, 'Girls,' and 'Louie' Win Peabody Awards

The winners of the 2013 Peabody Awards, given for excellence in radio and TV were just announced, and Lorne Michaels, Louie, Girls, and D.L. Hughley's Comedy Central special The Endangered List all scored prizes. Lorne Michaels's award is a rare achievement in that the Peabody Awards rarely recognize individuals and give the majority of their accolades to TV shows or specials, but if anyone deserves it, it's the guy who simultaneously produces SNL, 30 Rock, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Portlandia. Portlandia was one of last year's Peabody winners alongside Parks and Recreation and The Colbert Report, two rare top-notch TV comedies that Lorne Michaels doesn't [...]

The Annotated Wisdom of Louis C.K.

Louis C.K. talks a lot. It's his job. The guy's been doing stand-up for nearly 30 years now, which means that over the years, he's shared his thoughts on every subject imaginable. That's why we combed through C.K.'s stand-up specials, TV show, interviews, talk show appearances, and Reddit AMAs to compile this list of over 70 of his wisest and funniest quotes, arranged by topic. From capitalism to farts, politics to masturbation, we've got Louis C.K.'s thoughts on a wide range of topics, all at your fingertips. Enjoy!

A Charlie Brown/Louie Mash Up from Fox ADHD

ADHD, the Fox network's upcoming late night animation block, continues to pump out cool web videos. Their latest is "A Charlie Brown Christmas Reunion," which combines Peanuts with Louie, following a middle-aged Charlie Brown returns home as he sees all the depressing things that have happened to his friends. Sure, it misses the guy flipping off the camera in the opening credits, something that other great Louie parodies have included. Aside from that, though, it's pretty solid.

Sarah Silverman Discusses Her 'Louie' Appearance

"First of all, [Louis C.K.] made it be ‘Retro Comedy of the '80s' and I was like, 'I was not doing comedy in the '80s. I don't need you to age me more! It was the early '90s!' Oh my God, when I finally watched it, they put the videos in there. It was so crazy to watch. [Louis] especially. That was the kid I met!"

- Sarah Silverman to The Hollywood Reporter about her appearance on Louie last season and Louis C.K. editing their old TV appearances into a fake retro stand-up show.

Watch Louis C.K. Get Interviewed by Louis C.K. Superfan Tony Hawk

Louis C.K. recently sat down for this interview with living skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, whom C.K. refers to as “an American hero" and is apparently a big Louis C.K. fan, like the rest of us. Hawk did the interview for the skateboarding YouTube channel RIDE and recorded it backstage during a recent C.K. tour stop in Detroit before the comedian went onstage at the city’s Masonic Temple. It’s a surprisingly in-depth interview that touches on the process of booking guests for Louie, the Dane Cook debacle, and Reddit AMAs. Unfortunately, though, it doesn't end with Tony Hawk and Louis C.K. strapping on skateboards and dropping in on a half-pipe.

Watch Louis C.K. Go Off on a Heckler

You'd think that, what with Louis C.K. being the nation's biggest stand-up and all, that his audiences wouldn't heckle him, but you'd be wrong. Here he is performing as a benefit for P.S. 3 on Staten Island on March 1st at NY City Center, when someone from the audience interrupts him to compliment his boots. C.K.'s responses is as funny and interesting as you'd expect, and hopefully, it will stop people from heckling Louis C.K. forever (but probably not).

'Louie,' 'Girls,' 'Portlandia,' 'Modern Family,' and 'Simpsons' Win WGA Awards

The Writers Guild of America Awards were held this weekend and a lot of critically-acclaimed, beloved comedies won prizes. The three person writing staff of Louie (Pamela Adlon, Vernon Chatman, and Louis C.K. himself) won the Comedy Series Awards, and C.K.'s doing the bulk of the work there anyway. Lena Dunham, Jenni Konner, and company won the WGA's New Series award, beating out Veep and The Mindy Project. Portlandia, The Simpsons, and Modern Family all received awards too. While most TV awards shows tend to heap prizes on much-derided series like Two and a Half Men and other Chuck Lorre fare, you have to admit the WGA Awards are [...]

Louis CK Discusses 'Louie,' Censorship, and Treating Others Nicely

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 120,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)

There are shows that come around every once in a while, like Deadwood or 30 Rock where you know you're getting the creator's voice, [...]

Parker Posey Tells How She Ended Up on 'Louie'

"I did a benefit reading at his kids’ school… and it was the greatest cast ever: Marisa Tomei, Nathan Lane, Mario Cantone — Mike Daisey did the stage directions — and Louie and me. Afterward, he said, 'I want you to come on the show — I’d really like you to play my therapist.' I had just seen it a few weeks before and I was like, 'Oh, my God, I would love to.'

… He said: 'O.K., I know what I’m going to do with you. I’ve wanted to do it for a while, and it’s a mix of a couple of different stories and characters.' And then he [...]

Lena Dunham Says Louis C.K. Got Out of His Seat 11 Times at the Emmys

"I'm intimidated by Louis [C.K.]. He really has this [expletive] this scene [attitude]. I saw him get out of his seat 11 times at the Emmys… His approach to all of this is really interesting… He came over and gave me a hug and said 'What you're doing is really important.' I said, 'I dressed as you for Halloween.'"

— Lena Dunham talking about Louis C.K. at The New Yorker Festival.

Fun Thing To Buy of the Day: Louis C.K.-Related Stuff

Louis C.K. has a lot of wisdom on a lot of different subjects, so much so that we collected a whole bunch of it in one place for you guys. Through multiple television projects and a handful of beyond excellent stand-up specials, Louis C.K. has created the kind of comedy that is worth spending money on so you can hear what the man has to say and laugh about it and keep it forever and show to your parents and grandparents. Whether it's his HBO multi-cam sitcom Lucky Louie, seasons one and two of his celebrated FX series Louie, or any [...]

I'm So Anxious: The Complementary Themes of 'Louie' and 'Girls'

While binging on Netflix and OnDemand over the holidays, Season Three of Louie and Season One of Girls deserve back-to-back viewing.

It’s not only the best way to get a picture of what counted as avant-garde television (I’m cringing as I write that phrase) in 2012, but also helps us see how these very different shows deal with similar themes of loneliness, generational anxiety, failed aspirations, and familial love — often simply from opposite approaches. By watching each series in the context of the other’s perspective, we learn more about both.

To argue this, it’s best to look at two of their respective season’s highlights: two episodes that seem [...]

'Louie,' 'Key & Peele,' 'Girls' and 'Parks and Rec' Amongst this Year's WGA Awards Nominees

The Writers Guild of America announced its TV nominations yesterday, and unlike a lot of awards shows (say, the Emmys), the WGA actually recognized most of the great comedies on TV. The 2013 WGA Awards are set to go down on February 17th with simultaneous ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles. This year, new and newish series like GirlsPortlandia, Key & Peele, Girls, and Veep all scored their first WGA nominations, while old favorites fared well too. Comedy-wise, Modern Family led the pack with 4 nominations, followed by The Simpsons (3), Parks and Recreation (2), 30 Rock (2), and Girls (2).

Read the full list of comedy nominations below. If you [...]

Louis C.K. Is Bringing His Black T-Shirt and Jeans to ‘SNL’ November 3rd

NBC announced this weekend that beloved comedian Louis C.K. will be hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time ever next Saturday, November 3rd, with musical guest Fun. It’ll be SNL’s last episode before this big election thing everyone’s been talking about, so C.K. seems like kind of an odd selection since he isn’t really much of a political comedian (or a sketch comedy actor, for that matter). Either way, it’s a bold, high-profile hosting pick that’ll make for a particularly exciting Election Week episode and a big comedy event to look forward to. Just don’t expect Louis C.K. to dress up fancy. He’ll probably just show up in [...]