• Louis C.K. show ‘Louie’ gets shorter season 5, ‘Fargo’ coming back to FX eventually

    FX wants more Louie. Louis C.K. will return to the network with a fifth season of the show, FX CEO Jon Landgraf announced. “Louie’s fourth season was once again groundbreaking,” Landgraf, who has given C.K. nearly free reign to create brilliance on his network, said in a statement. “The show went to narrative and cinematic places no comedy has gone before and we look forward to seeing what Louis comes

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    Orange is the New Black, Saturday Night Live, Modern Family lead Emmy nominations in comedy

    Netflix’s Orange is the New Black snagged 12 primetime Emmy comedy nominations this morning, beating out perennial Emmy favorites Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory in total nods. And yes, Orange is the New Black is a comedy— this year, anyway. Last year, Netflix submitted the ensemble prison series as a drama. But if you’ve watched both seasons, you’ll know it’s not like the show has gotten funnier. It’s

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    Funny Or Die Oddball comedy festival returns: Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, Amy Schumer, Marc Maron

    Funny Or Die and Live Nation are teaming up again for their second Funny Or Die Presents Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival 2014. After a successful touring last year with Dave Chappelle and Flight of the Conchords, Funny or Die will bring in some more of the best comedians in the country. The tour will include performances by Amy Schumer, Aziz Ansari, Louis C.K., Bill Burr, Dave Attell, Chris Hardwick,

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    Louis C.K., Wanda Sykes, Jerry Seinfeld and more! 11 Comedians as comedians on television

    Stand-up comedians are taking over television! Comics, not all of them trained actors, are getting the opportunity to play the roles they were meant to play: comedians. The old stand-up-to-sitcom model was that maybe you’d get discovered at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal or a producer might see you headlining on the road and believe he could create an entire show around a few minutes of a

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    Louis C.K.’s public school Twitter rant against Common Core State Standards Initiative

    Louis C.K. spent some time on Twitter today railing against standardized testing in public schools, specifically addressing the Common Core State Standards Initiative. [View the story “Louis C.K.’s Public Education Twitter rant” on Storify] Sign up to get funny daily videos and headlines delivered to your inbox every day! Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast on iTunes or on SoundCloud for all the latest comedy news, audio

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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus GQ ’15 Funniest People Alive’ photoshoot, wherein she simulates sex with a clown

    GQ, like seemingly every mainstream print publication who, for the past few years, decided comedy was worth their coverage time, has revealed their list of the 15 Funniest People Alive, including Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Out on newsstands April 29, the issue includes interviews and original photos of those comedians deemed by the men’s lifestyle magazine as the most funny alive– or as they put it in a publicity e-mail,

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    Louis C.K.’s awkward situation with Magic Wand in ‘Louie’ teaser video from FX

    The magic of Louie returns to FX in just a few weeks! The network released this short clip from the upcoming season of comedy wunderkind Louis C.K. bewildered by an elderly woman’s misuse of a particular…women’s appliance. If this is an example of what to expect from the long-awaited fourth season of Louie, then it’s gonna get absurd in this summer! The show is returning over a year and a

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    Anna Kendrick’s SNL promos with Taran Killam are hilarious (Video)

    Anna Kendrick of Pitch Perfect fame has proven herself one of very few A-list Hollywood actresses who have a great sense of humor. A cursory glance at Kendrick’s Twitter account helps prove it. So, despite the fact we’re still basking in the glory of Louis C.K. and his performances on SNL last weekend, we’re stoked to see Kendrick this Saturday where she’ll host the iconic show for the first time

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    Louis C.K. reveals the real Louis C.K. in Saturday Night Live promos (Video)

    While you eagerly wait for the season four premiere of Louie on May 5, you could help sate your Louis C.K. appetite this weekend when he hosts Saturday Night Live. To give you a wee taste, NBC just released these promos with C.K. and Kenan Thompson, wherein C.K. finally reveals his true identity. Enjoy! Sign up to get funny daily videos and headlines delivered to your inbox every day! Be

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    Louis C.K. returning to FX on May 5 with more than he promised

    FX asked Louis C.K. for 13 episodes for season four of his critically-acclaimed show Louie. The versatile comedian said, “Here’s 14 episodes, because I like ya.” He didn’t actually say that, but he did deliver an extra episode of the single-camera dark comedy. After taking a year off, FX announced that Louie will premiere May 5 with back-to-back new episodes. Even though it’s been 19 months since we last saw

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    Seth Rogen leads nominees for revived American Comedy Awards

    After seeing people win Emmys, Globes and Oscars, the comedy community will once again get to see the country’s funniest performers accept a “Lucy” on stage! Nominations for the newly-resurrected American Comedy Awards have been announced. NBC announced it would bring back the awards show “to honor all forms of comedy.” The ACA ran from 1987 to 2000 on ABC. Before being discontinued, a final edition was aired on Comedy

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    Louis C.K. and Kevin Hart will square off in animal themed animated movie

    Two of today’s largest stand-up comedy stars will come together in 2016, or at least their voices will. Louis C.K. and Kevin Hart, along with Modern Family’s Eric Stonestreet, will lend their voices to the main characters of a Universal animated film being called the Untitled Pets Movie.The 3D animated film will be a first for both comedians, although it was recently announced that Kevin Hart will voice one of

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    Season 4 of Louie gets a premiere date

    Fresh off the heels of signing Zach Galifianakis for a new FX pilot, Louis C.K continues to make headlines. Season 4 of his award-winning series Louie will debut in May, network president John Landgraf announced at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour. So, you know, you can start breathing regular again. The all-star stand-up comedian requested a longer break after his last season ended in 2012. “I want a

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    Louis C.K. and Zach Galifianakis join forces for FX pilot

    More big news from the Television Critics Association press tour. FX announced that Zach Galifianakis has signed on to star in a pilot executive-produced by Louis C.K. Back in December, we reported that C.K. signed an insanely sweet multi-year development deal to create shows for FX and its outlet channels. There is no word yet on what the show would be about, but with C.K. and Galifianakis co-writing, it should

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    Louis C.K. will release his first movie through his website (Video)

    It seemed an odd time for Louis C.K. to guest on The Tonight Show, but he did nonetheless last night. It didn’t appear like he had anything to promote— he’s in the midst of producing a new season of Louie for FX and sure, he’s got a small part in American Hustle, but it’s not like the hugely-hyped, Golden Globe-nominated flick needed more of a push. About midway through his

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