"You've got to embrace discomfort. It's the only way you can put yourself in situations where you can learn, and the only way you can keep your senses fresh once you're there."
- Louis C.K. in his new cover story for GQ, which names him "America's Undisputed King of Comedy."
Here's a promo for the newest season of FX's Louie, which premieres on May 5th after a two-year hiatus. Click through to watch the past two promos for the series.
Todd Barry has a new crowd work standup special coming out on Louis C.K.’s website.
That’s the narrative we’ll be hearing over the next few weeks. Louie and Todd are friends, Louie thinks Todd is funny and offered to produce his special, Louie holds a lot of sway in the comedy world.
Just keep in mind Barry’s special isn’t some run-of-the-mill comedy special C.K. is producing as a favor.
A standup special consisting entirely of audience interactions hasn’t been done before, and Barry is definitely a master of the skill. This is going to be worth checking out.
I recently had the opportunity to chat with Barry briefly about [...]
FX announced today that Louis C.K.'s show Louie will premiere its fourth season on Monday, May 5th, at 10pm. The show will air back-to-back new episodes in that timeslot for the entire season, finishing its run in June. FX had ordered 13 episodes of the new season, but Louis C.K. delivered 14.
Louis C.K. took the show on a self-imposed hiatus after its third season ended in September of 2012, leaving a big 19-month gap between seasons. Season 4 was supposed to debut in summer of 2013, but C.K. had it pushed back, explaining:
I want season four to go somewhere new … I'm looking back to when [...]
Watching Louis C.K.'s first feature film, Tomorrow Night, which he just made available on his website for $5, I can't help but be reminded of a quote from the title character in the Coen Brothers' latest movie, Inside Llewyn Davis: "When you're in the entertainment business, you're not supposed to let your practice shit out. It ruins the mystique." Tomorrow Night didn't really "ruin the mystique" of Louis C.K. as a filmmaker for me, but it does definitely feel like practice.
An 87-minute surreal black-and-white comedy Louis C.K. wrote, directed, and produced independently in between seasons of The Chris Rock Show in 1997, Tomorrow Night played at a Sundance and a few other film [...]