• Louis C.K. runs new hour…in Paris?

    The unofficial Louis C.K. comeback tour has gone international. According to Deadline, the self-sullied stand-up performed an hourlong set at Paris’ Theatre De L’Oeuvre on November 6. His participation at the French theater’s New York comedy night is his first major comedic outing since admitting to sexually harassing five of his former female staffers last fall. The closing performance also comes on the heels of his mini-tour of New York’s

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    The Louis CK problem: Three things we need to stop doing (Guest post)

    Stop pretending club bookers have an ethical puzzle on their hands. For the love of comedy, please stop interviewing club owners about their Louis CK “dilemma” as if it’s some kind of Sophie’s Choice. It’s a business decision. To state the obvious, club owners own the club. They can—and do—decide to turn comics away from their stages for any number of reasons; reasons, by the way, they’re not required to

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    Sarah Silverman says Louis C.K. masturbated in front of her

    Sarah Silverman has had a wild 24 hours after she made comments about Louis C.K. and his propensity to whip it out in front of female comedians. Silverman went on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show Monday morning and made shared that C.K. used to consensually masturbate in front of her. The former Louie star admitted last November that the accusations of his sexual misconduct were true. While he confirmed the events

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    Ted Alexandro stresses the importance of owning your own comedy special in 2018 (Interview)

    Ted Alexandro is a beloved comic’s comic who continues to add to his prolific career. During his 25+ years in the industry, he has had two half-hour specials on Comedy Central, appeared on a variety of late night shows, and performed at iconic venues like Madison Square Garden and Carnegie Hall. If you’re a fan of stand-up, you should be a fan of the New York-native currently touring with Jim

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    Louis CK: I’ve been ‘to hell and back’ and lost $35 million (Exclusive)

    The Louis C.K. comeback controversy continues to unfold. The still-adored stand-up comedian—who last year admitted to frequent workplace sexual harassment by masturbating in front of or asking to masturbate in front of multiple women—has dropped in at multiple New York City comedy clubs this week, Laughspin has confirmed. Unlike his previous controversial appearances, the fallen star is finally talking about the sexual misconduct and what he’s been up to the

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    Comedy Club’s new Louis C.K. policy shirks responsibility (Opinion)

    After receiving (merited) backlash to Louis C.K.’s first unexpected drop-in set on August 26th, the Comedy Cellar made a move that conveniently shifts the onus of their booking choices back onto the audience. Rather than take a stand in either direction, the Comedy Cellar’s way of dealing with the “controversy” of Louis C.K.’s return is by posting a new disclaimer sign in the club (which is also printed on tickets).

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    Louis C.K.’s second Comedy Cellar appearance tests club’s new Swim At Your Own Risk policy

    Louis C.K. made a return to stand-up at the infamous Comedy Cellar late Sunday night. Again. This new hiatus lasted just 5 weeks. Two women walked out during his set, but reports claim his material was well-received. According to The New York Times, the set lasted about 20 minutes as he read mostly from notes. Once again he did not address his admitted sexual misconduct, something he has not spoken

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    Barry Crimmins: The hottest 63-year-old comedian in showbiz (Laughspin Interview)

    Barry Crimmins is one of the best comedians you’ve never heard of. The 40-plus year veteran came up with many names you know quite well: Steven Wright, Lenny Clark, Kevin Meaney, Bobcat Goldthwait, Paula Poundstone. He even ran two comedy clubs, The Ding Ho and Stitches, in the 1980s. Stand-up historians and avid comedy geeks know about Crimmins well. A comic’s comic, he never quite broke into the mainstream with

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    Why Louis C.K. analysis of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump voters is perfect (VIDEO)

    Last night Louis C.K. told Conan O’Brien why he’s voting for Hillary Clinton for president of the United States on Nov. 8. And in doing so, the veteran comedian laid out a perfect summation of the minds of those voting for Clinton, Trump or none of the above. “If you vote for Hillary you’re a grown up,” C.K. says. “If you vote for Trump you’re a sucker. If you don’t

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    Was Louis C.K. ‘Saturday Night Live’ monologue too over the top? (Video)

    Was Louis C.K.’s Saturday Night Live monologue offensive? The comedian’s jokes about racism and child molestation created a stir on social media. The SNL monologue was controversial from the start. Louis C.K. started out noting that he grew up in the 1970s, when racism was everywhere. So compared to others from that time, he only has “mild racism.” “It’s the best I could do coming out of the ‘70s, because

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    Louis CK’s new project I’m a Cop: He’ll write, direct and star in the feature film

    Louis C.K. will write, direct and star in a feature film I’m a Cop. It’s not the Louie star’s first time making a movie but it’s been 14 years since the comedian/actor/writer/maker-of-all-things has been behind the camera on a feature film. His last time was on the 2001 artistic disaster Pootie Tang. What’s more impressive about C.K.’s latest project is that Hollywood heavyweight Scott Rudin will produce the indie flick.

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    Listen to Louis C.K.’s full NPR interview

    This morning Louis C.K. hung out on NPR’s show Fresh Air to chat about the political climate in Sudan. No, you geese. He talked about comedy and stuff. And you probably missed it because you were too budy “working” or “feeding your child” or “sleeping off your crippling depression.” Whatever the case may be, we have the full audio below. Check it, won’t you? Seriously, go ahead.

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    Why you should watch “Louie” tonight and every Thursday on FX

    The third episode of Louie (season 2) airs tonight at 10:30 pm EST on FX. Based on the preview below, it looks as though Louie’s looking for a bigger place for himself and his two young daughters. You might not need any more reasons to watch Louie– besides the preview above or the fact that C.K. is deservedly one of the most respected and heralded comedians working right now. But

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    Watch Louis C.K. on The Daily Show from last night

    It’s true that Louis C.K. has been on just about every late-night chat show the last few weeks trying to promote the second season of his FX show Louie. We haven’t posted each and every one of those appearances. But when the dude visits Jon Stewart, it’s like we’d be breaking some comedy site blogging law if we didn’t post. So, here it is. From last night’s Daily Show, six

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    Watch Louis C.K. and friends contemplate busboy's life in "Louie" extra scene

    With the premiere of the second season of Louie hitting FX this Thursday at 10:30 pm EST, the ever-giving Louis C.K. gifted the Internet mere moments ago with this extra scene from the first season of the show. Oh, and you should know that said first season is out on DVD and Blu-ray today. So, you should buy the shit out of that. Just click the image below. For now,

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