• Kristen Wiig, Stephen Colbert, Louis C.K., Chelsea Handler land on Time’s ‘Most Influential’ list

    Four comedians – Louis C.K., Chelsea Handler, Kristen Wiig and Stephen Colbert – made Time’s list of The 100 Most Influential People in World, which was unveiled today. These funny types join the likes of actors and actresses (e.g. Tilda Swinton, Claire Danes), musicians (e.g. Adele, Rihanna), journalists, politicians, tastemakers and more. Accompanying Time’s feature is a short tribute on each influential figure, written by some of the biggest names

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    Louie: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray gets a release date

    Though a suggested retail price hasn’t been established yet and you can’t even pre-order the set, we can tell you that 20th Century Fox will release Louie: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray on June 19. The studio’s official material, says the collection will “come with exclusive bonus materials and features unforgettable episodes and hilarious performances from guest stars including Ricky Gervais (The Office) and Joan Rivers (Fashion Police).” While

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    Wayne Brady replaces Louis C.K. as headliner at fancy political event

    Weeks after Louis C.K. pulled out of his gig to perform at the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner on June 8 in Washington D.C, event organizers have announced that family-friendly Wayne Brady (he, of Whose Line is it Anyway? fame) will replace the R-rated comedian, describing Brady as “one of the most versatile performers in show business today” in a press release announcing the news. Last month Fox News

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    Jim Gaffigan releases preview, backstage videos from self-released special ‘Mr Universe’

    The release of Jim Gaffigan’s latest stand-up comedy special — all 75 minutes of it — happens on April 11. Like Louis C.K. and mostl recently Aziz Ansari, the mighty Gaffigan will make Mr. Universe exclusively available through JimGaffigan.com for only $5! Stream it; download it– the choice is yours, so long as you got a 5-spot. Need some priming? Check out this preview below! And what’s this? Let’s peep

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    FX will air Louis C.K. special ‘Live at the Beacon’

    In the end, it all comes down to business. And the fact is, if something doesn’t air on proper television it cannot be considered for an Emmy. Hence, Louis C.K.’s highly successful, self-released Live at the Beacon Theater will air on FX, the same network that will broadcast the third season of the comedian’s two-time Emmy-nominated series. “It doesn’t qualify for an Emmy unless it airs,” says John Landgraf, president

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    Review: New ‘Believer’ book with Sedaris, C.K., Oswalt and more, gives life to old tradition

    Ask a comedian for advice, and more likely than not, you’ll get a joke. Editor Eric Spitznagel at The Believer knows this, so he and Amy Sedaris started a humor/advice column and called it “Sedaratives.” In each issue of the magazine, “Sedaratives” is taken over by a different guest “advisor” who responds to several Dear Abby-ish prompts. The column has been popular enough to warrant two collected volumes from Vintage

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    Aziz Ansari releases ‘Dangerously Delicious’ for $5 through his website

    Without any warning, Aziz Ansari has released his newest stand-up special Dangerously Delicious– independently, through his website and for only $5. Once you lay your money down, you have the option to download the special or simply stream it. In other words, he Louis C.K.’ed it. At about 6:30 am EST, Asnari tweeted out, “Go to azizansari.com & download my new standup special before everyone wakes up for only $5!”

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    Greta Van Susteren should do some research before demonizing Louis C.K.

    UPDATE: 6:30 pm — Louis C.K. has pulled out of the event. He will not be performing. Last night, Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren took to her official blog GretaWire to proudly proclaim that she will not be attending the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner on June 8 in Washington D.C. In fact, she’s flat-out refusing to go. She’s also pleading with her fellow journalists to boycott the

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    Louis C.K. handpicked by Afghan Whigs frontman to perform at music festival

    Louis C.K. will become the first comedian ever to perform at the independent music festival I’ll Be Your Mirror, produced by All Tomorrow’s Parties. Scheduled to hit iconic music town Asbury Park, NJ between Sept. 21 – 23, C.K. will perform alongside The Roots, the Mark Lanegan Band, Hot Snakes and many others. C.K. was handpicked by Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli; his band will be headlining the event after

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    Ashley Tisdale will star in Louis C.K. pilot for CBS

    Known mostly for her work on the Disney Channel (The Suite Life of Zack & Cody) and in the High School Musical franchise, Ashley Tisdale will now be working closely with the decidedly un-Disney Louis C.K. We reported in January that C.K. had inked a deal with CBS to develop a sitcom centered around a group of young folks struggling to realize their dreams in a crappy economy. Tisdale, according

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    Louis C.K. and Jim Gaffigan help raise $42,000 for autism school

    Comedians Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan and Keith Robinson performed tonight at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston in an effort to raise money for the New England Center for Children, a school for autism. By the end of the night, the NECC realized a $42,000 contribution thanks to the comedians and hundreds of enthusiastic comedy fans. The show came together quickly, as we reported late Friday, with C.K. agreeing to do

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    Louis C.K. surprises Boston with a charity show for autism awareness

    Louis C.K. has just made Boston-area comedy fans’ Monday a lot less crappy. We’re told he decided to perform at the Wilbur Theater this Monday to raise money for the New England Center For Children, whose mission is “to transform the lives of children with autism worldwide through education, research, and technology.” The organization has been long-supported by C.K.’s friend, Robert Smigel, famous comedy writer and creator and voice of

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    Watch Louis C.K. try to act fancy and then handcuff Adam Scott to a urinal on Parks and Rec

    Not that Parks and Recreation needs much help in order to be consistently hilarious, but it surely didn’t hurt that Louis C.K. guest starred on last night’s episode. You may remember C.K.’s recurring character, Dave Sanderson, a Pawnee police officer who was once romantically involved in Leslie (Amy Poehler). Well, he’s back from San Diego and ready to marry his ex. The only problem, of course, is that Leslie is

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    Inspired by Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan announces he’ll self release his new comedy special

    Jim Gaffigan has announced that he will make a new comedy special available through his website as a digital download costing $5. The special — Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe — will go on sale in April on JimGaffigan.com. It seems that the Louis C.K. business model is catching on. Gaffigan directly acknowledges as much, stating that he was inspired by the success C.K. had in distributing Live at the Beacon

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    Watch a clip of Louis C.K. from upcoming episode of ‘Parks and Recreation’

    In November of last year, we got word that Louis C.K. would reprise his role on Parks and Recreation, playing Leslie Knope’s police officer ex boyfriend. And today, we’re pleased to show you the first clip, wherein Dave Sanderson (that’s Louis) joins Leslie and her current beau, Ben (Adam Scott) at dinner. Of course, awkwardness ensues. Check it out, and be sure to tune in to NBC on Thursday to

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