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Louis CK Has a Warning for Would-Be Ticket Scalpers

The tickets will be invalidated, he says

(Newser) - Louis CK has a warning for would-be ticket scalpers: "We take great efforts and have many methods of finding out what inventory is being sold on broker sites like Stubhub and Vivid Seats and immediately invalidating those tickets," the comedian wrote on his website Tuesday, per the CBC... More »

Secret Life of Pets Leaves You 'Warm, Fuzzy'

It's 'cute, charming, and a little hyper—just like a new puppy'

(Newser) - It's as though Universal Pictures rounded up all the hilarious people in the world and packed them into one animated flick. Louis CK, Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Ellie Kemper, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress, Dana Carvey, and Jenny Slate star in The Secret Life of Pets , which, as you probably... More »

Louis CK's Jeopardy! Win Elevates Obscure Charity

Comedian donates $50K to Fistula Foundation

(Newser) - A little-known women's charity based in California had a welcome problem this week: The website of the Fistula Foundation crashed because of an influx of visitors, reports the San Francisco Chronicle . The reason? Louis CK played on behalf of the group in a celebrity Jeopardy! match that aired Wednesday... More »

Louis CK: Web Series Left Me Millions in Debt

Not as many people bought the show as he was expecting

(Newser) - Louis CK went to all the trouble of making his web show, Horace and Pete, and then not as many people purchased it as he'd expected ... leaving the comedian several million dollars in debt, Vulture reports. Louis CK explained to Howard Stern Monday that he spent $2 million to... More »

'Trump Is Hitler' Cry Only Grows Louder

Only a mustache away?

(Newser) - Two public figures from opposite ends of the political spectrum openly compared Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler this weekend—and Saturday Night Live sees him pretty much the same way. From around the Web:
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Louis CK: I Apologized to Sarah Palin

First time he's done so because of something he's said, he tells Howard Stern

(Newser) - Louis CK went on Howard Stern's show today and revealed a professional first: He apologized to someone over a comic slam—and that someone was none other than Sarah Palin. As Mediaite recounts, the comedian drunk-tweeted some vile comments about Palin five years ago that took on a life... More »

'Dumb Actor' Brad Pitt Hits Between Two Ferns

Louis CK makes cameo, Galifianakis makes 'Friends' crack

(Newser) - Zach Galifianakis kicks off his latest round of Between Two Ferns by whining that he's gone from President Obama "back to interviewing dumb actors," and the star treatment for "Bradley Pitts" (or "Bart Pit," as he's identified on the screen) goes downhill from... More »

Galifianakis to Star in FX 'Clown Comedy'

New series co-created with Louis CK is scheduled to premiere in 2016

(Newser) - Anyone who's ever dreamed about being a professional clown (and who hasn't?) will be psyched to hear that a new comedy series created by Zach Galifianakis, Louis CK, and Portlandia director Jonathan Krisel has been ordered by FX, according to TVLine . Baskets will star Galifianakis in the title... More »

Breaking Bad, Modern Family Grab Top Emmys

They win best drama, best comedy series

(Newser) - Seth Meyers opened tonight's Emmy Awards with quite a few jokes about the fact that the ceremony was held on a Monday night rather than a Sunday night before opening things up to the first presenter: none other than Amy Poehler, who handed out the night's first award,... More »

Louis CK Hated This Robert Redford Movie

'All Is Lost' really bugged him, as an avid boater

(Newser) - Celebrity catfight alert? Louis CK recently sat down with NPR —and, in an amusing tidbit of the interview picked up on by Vanity Fair , the comedian revealed that he was not a fan of Robert Redford's sailing drama, All Is Lost. You see, CK has a yacht, just... More »

Louis CK: 'I've Wanted to Be' Suicidal

Comedian gets profiled in 'GQ'

(Newser) - In a new GQ profile, Louis CK reveals, "No, I've never been suicidal. But I've wanted to be." He goes on to describe two of his lowest points: In the early 1990s in Manhattan, working 10 gigs a night and making $50 at each one, he... More »

Blanchett, Baldwin React to Dylan Farrow Accusations

As Woody Allen's camp shifts focus to Mia Farrow

(Newser) - In her letter detailing sexual abuse she says she suffered at the hands of adopted father Woody Allen, Dylan Farrow called out several celebrities for continuing to work with the director. One line: "What if it had been your child, Cate Blanchett? Louis CK? Alec Baldwin?" Two of those... More »

Louis CK's 1998 Film Is Online Next Month

'Tomorrow Night' will be available for $5 on his website

(Newser) - "When I made it, I wasn't anybody," explains Louis CK of his 1998 black-and-white movie Tomorrow Night. And though the movie—featuring the likes of Steve Carell, Amy Poehler, JB Smoove, and Wanda Sykes—got screened at Sundance, it never got picked up for release. Now that... More »

Louis CK Rant Is Church 2.0

Meghan Daum on today's hunger for meaning

(Newser) - Why did the world go nuts over last week's clip of Louis CK bemoaning the evils of smartphones ? It's not because we all secretly loathe our smartphones, writes Meghan Daum in the Los Angeles Times , although obviously many of us can relate to the "existential torpor"... More »

Why Louis CK Is Wrong About Smartphones

They can be bad, but they can also be good: Daniel Engber

(Newser) - Chances are you saw—quite possibly while perusing Facebook on your smartphone—a bunch of your friends sharing a clip of Louis CK talking about how terrible smartphones are . But the comedian's rant is missing an important point, writes Daniel Engber on Slate . Sure, we all agree "that... More »

Louis CK Explains Evils of Smartphones

Nobody can sit quietly alone anymore, he tells Conan

(Newser) - Apple says demand has been "incredible" for today's rollout of the new iPhones , reports AllThingsD . One person you won't find in line? Louis CK. On Conan last night, the comedian explained all that's wrong with smartphones, especially when it comes to kids, reports Salon . Sample line:... More »

Critics' Choice Award Fails to Actually Choose Best Drama

'Breaking Bad,' 'Game of Thrones' tie for the win

(Newser) - What's the best drama on TV? Is it the darkly personal Breaking Bad ? Or perhaps the epic and blood-soaked Game of Thrones? According to the less-than-aptly-named Critics' Choice Awards, the answer is both. The pair tied for Best Drama, beating out The Americans, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife,... More »

Louis CK on SNL: Just About Perfect

Comedian makes lauded turn as host on post-Sandy show

(Newser) - Louis CK, of late better known for class than crass , stopped by Saturday Night Live last night for a much-anticipated post-Sandy turn as guest host , and he did not disappoint. Though it was the last show before Election Day, SNL did not trot out any big-name cameos, notes Kera Bolonik... More »

Louis CK Hosting Post-Sandy SNL

Comedian gets a little wet in 'Saturday Night Live' promos

(Newser) - Finally, some good news for the people of New York: Louis CK is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend, Gawker reports. The comedian, who very classily canceled a recent show in the city as Hurricane Sandy approached, appears in a few promos for the episode—including one that, of course,... More »

Classy Louis CK Cancels Show Over Sandy

But Lindsay Lohan's reaction to storm? Not so classy

(Newser) - Louis CK was supposed to perform in New York last night, but ultimately decided it was safer to cancel considering the threat of Hurricane Sandy was already hovering over the city. And, as you might expect from the comedian who’s done all this , CK handled the cancellation with his... More »

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