Louis C.K.'s Communication Breakdown

Matt Toder · 07/02/12 08:00PM

Season three of Louis C.K.'s show Louie hit the air on Thursday night while riding the crest of a tremendous wave of momentum. C.K.'s profile has bubbled up in the last year with huge sales of his comedy album and his tour, which sold $4.5 million in two days. As with many things in C.K.'s world, it's not just the product but the process that's important: he sold his comedy special exclusively on his website and did the same with his tour tickets. By cutting out Ticketmaster, C.K. not only made more by directly selling his tickets for less; he also flouted tradition for the benefit of all.

Bacon, Kate Upton, and Other Things You Can't Make Fun of On Twitter

Drew Magary · 05/11/12 04:23PM

I've dicked around on Twitter long enough to be able to have a composite persona of it in my head. If Twitter were a person, it would look like a hipster and it would like hipster music, but it would fucking HATE hipsters. It would be socially liberal, but it would totally respect Ron Paul for being genuine about his nutjob views. It would constantly be arguing with itself as to whether or not it liked watching "Girls." And it would come after you with a claw hammer to the face if you dared to rail against the following subjects.

Keith Olbermann Will No Longer Be Authority on World's Worst People

Louis Peitzman · 03/10/12 09:49AM

In response to more cries of liberal double standards, Keith Olbermann is suspending his "Worst Persons in the World" segment. It's all over remarks the Current TV host made three years ago about conservative commentators Michelle Malkin and S.E. Cupp. (If you guessed he called either of them a "slut," you'd be wrong.)

Six Tricks For Getting a TV Show, Via Louis CK and Lorne Michaels

Ryan Tate · 02/01/12 04:20PM

A comedy blogger has unearthed Louis CK's rundown of making TV pilots, posted to Usenet (!) in 2006. Between this fantastic, lengthy document and Lorne Michaels' new interview with Alec Baldwin lie some excellent tips for hacking the Hollywood system, which we've distilled and posted below.

Emmy Nominations That Should Happen But Never Will

Richard Lawson · 07/13/11 02:06PM

This year's Primetime Emmy award nominations will be announced tomorrow, meaning we can finally celebrate television actors. So who will be nominated? Well we kind of already know that. But who should be nominated?

Our Favorite TV of 2010

Richard Lawson & Brian Moylan · 12/27/10 02:30PM

If you're anything like us, you watch a lot of television, and if you're anything like us you have serious opinions about the things you've watched on TV. Here are the ones we loved (and a couple we hated).

Watch Louis C.K.'s Hilarious Tonight Show Appearance

Christopher Han · 12/04/10 12:30PM

This segment was "the funnest time i evr had on a talk show" according to Louis C.K.'s twitter. It's basically new material showcased for the 5.5 million viewers Leno gets every night. This does not disappoint! Watch inside.

Louie-ing My Religion, Finding a Glory Hole

nightintern · 08/31/10 11:11PM

Tonight's Louie discussed belief and religion. Before the more serious childhood flashback started, Louis CK used a glory hole to broach the subject of faith and riffed on the Old Testament's favorite negligent father, Abraham.