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How an FX Executive Shaped ‘Louie’ Into The Show It Is

I was listening to an old episode of The Business, a fantastic KCRW podcast about the entertainment industry. The president of FX, John Landgraf, was on discussing how his small cable channel beat out the big four networks for the show that [...]

By Jesse David Fox

Louis CK, TJ & Dave, and the Power of Slow Comedy

Somewhere in the middle of an episode of Louie, one of television’s most critically acclaimed comedies, I found myself sobbing uncontrollably. As Louis C.K. confessed his love to his very uninterested platonic friend Pamela, I found myself [...]

By Matt Shafeek

In Stand-Up and On His Show, Louis Isn’t Afraid to Take His Time

"Stand-up is crazy because I know what I’m going to say, and they don’t know. They are just sitting there, listening. So I can take a second because I know I’m about to ruin your life with this material... On the show I try to do that too. If [...]

By Jesse David Fox

How Melissa Leo Met Louis

"What happened was, I was at the Emmys with my son, and he said, 'Oh, there’s Louis C.K. I want to meet him!' I don’t think my boy’s ever said that. He’s 25 years old and has been around all sorts of people! So I went over and introduced myself [...]

By Jesse David Fox

‘Louie’ Recap: ‘Dad’

It's funny that for a show that tends to spit in the face of television and shines a huge spotlight on the medium's tired cliches, "Dad" focused on the main character's daddy issues. Virtually every single flawed male character on TV has an [...]

By Roger Cormier

Louie Recap: Silly C.K.

Dude jumped into a speedboat! Last night's episode was gloriously ludicrous.

By Zach Dionne

Ursula Parker Is the Best and Nine

The Daily has a profile of Ursula Park, the nine-year-old powerhouse that plays Jane on Louie. She's described as an "actress and a violinist and a guitar player and a songwriter and a script writer and a feminist, and when she grows up she [...]

By Jesse David Fox

‘Louie’ Recap: ‘Ikea/Piano Lesson’

There is an awkward moment in an episode of Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn from sometime between 2002 and 2004 where Marc Maron implied that himself, Dom Irrera and the late Ken Ober were all having sex with Louis C.K.'s wife.

By Roger Cormier

‘Louie’ Recap: ‘Barney/Never’

Not to be morbid, or worse, sound like a pesky coffin salesperson, but have you thought about what your funeral is going be like? Will it be raining, like in a hokey movie, or an iconic Guns N' Roses video? Will people cry, maybe embarrassingly [...]

By Roger Cormier

Louie Recap: Potty Humor

Louie has settled into its third season comfortably enough to lob us a double feature of short-form silliness.

By Zach Dionne

‘Louie’ and Louis Win at the TCA Awards

At this weekend's Television Critics Association Awards, Louie won for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy and Louis C.K. won for Individual Achievement in Comedy. Yep, both those things check out.

By Jesse David Fox

FX Renews ‘Louie’ and Other Shows

FX has picked up  Louie for a fourth season because it's the best and they aren't monsters. The show has been averaging a 1.2 18-49 rating, which isn't earth shattering but it's solid for FX and Louis is able to make his show very cheaply. [...]

By Jesse David Fox