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Louis C.K. Tells 'GQ' Why Discomfort Is Important for Creativity

"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."

'The New York Times' Says Jerry Seinfeld Is Failing to Pay It Forward

"Mr. Seinfeld, more than most, could use his show to give a platform to comics needing discovery. Instead, he packs it with fellow stars. They reminisce together about the days when they were nobodies and given glorious breaks, and seem almost unaware that there are nobodies today who could benefit from breaks of that very kind."

- The New York Times in a new piece comparing the "everyman scrutiny" of Seinfeld to the comedian's web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which has drawn criticism for its lack of guest diversity.

'Late Night' Writer Amber Ruffin: Key and Peele Are "Destroying Black Stereotype Character Humor"

"Key and Peele have done more for black America than anyone would be willing to give them credit for. They forced the people who see black people as less than to see them as equal. … They are destroying black stereotype character humor."

- Late Night with Seth Meyers writer Amber Ruffin in a new interview with WNYC on race and comedy.

Scott Thompson Describes a Cut 'Kids in the Hall' Sketch About Big Packages

"Yes, one called 'Baskets' by me and Kevin. We were reporters with enormous genitals who worked for a newspaper that was only concerned with issues affecting the big packages community. It took place at a press conference. Bruce was the politician, Dave was his saxophone playing wife and Mark was Peter Allan the Australian singer/songwriter for some reason."

- Scott Thompson in his Friday Reddit AMA, in which he describes his favorite cut Kids in the Hall sketch and also teases about a possible Buddy Cole movie idea.

Amy Poehler: "Movies Are Dumb, and TV Is Awesome"

“Movies are dumb, and TV is awesome. If we take away anything from the night, let’s all remember that TV is better than film and everybody knows it.”

- Amy Poehler preaches to the choir while introducing inductee Julia Louis-Dreyfus at last night's TV Hall of Fame ceremony.

Jay Chandrasekhar Gives an Update on the 'Super Troopers' Sequel

"I'm a student of sequels and I know what they did wrong when you see them. Usually what they try to do is make them glitzier and broader and all that stuff. Our approach is not going to be that. If anything, the mustaches will be a little bigger, it'll be a little tougher maybe, but we're just going to make a second one. We're not going to dye our hair blond and spike it up or anything. This is going to be just another cop story."

- Broken Lizard's Jay Chandrasekhar on the in-the-works Super Troopers sequel in Rolling Stone's new oral history of the film.

Ivan Reitman on How 'Ghostbusters III' Will Compare to the Original

"Generally, people are always cynical about these things because at their heart they start as financial desires by a studio. But there are really good creative people behind this that are trying their best. It doesn't mean it will be as great a movie as the first one. I hope strangely that it isn't. [laughs] And strangely I hope that it is."

- Ivan Reitman in a new interview with Ain't It Cool News, where he insists that the forthcoming Ghostbusters III film will be more like the original than Ghostbusters II.

John Oliver Calls Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert the "High-Water Mark for Satire"

"One of the laziest stereotypes that British people have of Americans is that they don’t get irony. And that has never been true and it’s definitely not true now. … It’s very hard to make that case when Jon [Stewart] and Stephen [Colbert] are doing what they’re doing. They’re the high-water mark for satire now."

- John Oliver in a new interview with the Washington Post ahead of the premiere of his HBO show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, which airs on HBO on April 27th.

Louis C.K. Says He Doesn't Intend to Be a Wholesale Comedy Mogul

“I’m not going to become some mogul, putting out wholesale chunks of comedy. If I find something I haven’t seen, that’s unique, and I could get it out the right way, then I’ll do it.”

- Louis C.K. in a New York Times piece about the release of Todd Barry's new standup special Todd Barry: The Crowd Work Tour, which is now available via C.K.'s website.

Paul Feig on Producing the 'Peanuts' Movie: "It's My 'Star Wars'"

"This one is really exciting for me. I like to say it’s my Star Wars. To get the opportunity to help guide that along is really a thrill … Charles Schulz’s son and grandson and writing partner are writing the script so we’re being very slavish to the original material. I’m of the mind that we don’t need to modernize these characters. I liked what these characters represented and the tone of what they had … We are finding ways to bring in modern technology too, but in a way that doesn’t break the purity of it."

- Paul Feig on producing the upcoming animated Peanuts movie in an [...]

Jon Stewart on John Oliver: "My preference would have been that I have him forever."

"Obviously, look, my preference would have been that I have him forever. But I also know that's not how it works here. We get these really talented people for a certain time until other people recognize that and go, 'Hey, why don't I pay him more and let him do it over here?'"

- Jon Stewart on his protégé John Oliver in a cover story for The Hollywood Reporter ahead of the April 27 premiere of his new HBO show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

David Letterman Gives Stephen Colbert His 'Late Show' Blessing

"Stephen has always been a real friend to me. I'm very excited for him, and I'm flattered that CBS chose him. I also happen to know they wanted another guy with glasses."

- David Letterman gives his Late Show successor Stephen Colbert his blessing in a statement.

Pamela Adlon Looks Back on Louis C.K.'s TV Marriage Proposal

"I remember Louie called me from a comedy club in Peoria, Illinois, and he said, 'Please don’t do that other show. You have to play my wife on television. I need you to. This has to happen.' Even though I was married at the time, I remember hanging up the phone, thinking, 'Okay, I think I was just proposed to.'"

- Pamela Adlon on being cast as Louis C.K.'s wife on Lucky Louie in the newest installment of A.V. Club's series Random Roles.

Amy Poehler Calls 'Parks and Rec' the Best Job She's Ever Had

"Mike and I knew each other at SNL and he just said a very simple thing to me when he was pitching me the show and the idea of the show, which was: 'You will really like the way we do this show, and I promise you this will be, like, the best job you will ever have.' Something very simple and he was right."

- Amy Poehler on being approached by Mike Schur to join Parks and Rec during last night's Q&A panel at PaleyFest.