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'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 »

Louis CK Wins Big in Stiffing Ticketmaster

Sold 100K tickets directly to fans—in 2 days

(Newser) - Louis CK's idea to sell tickets directly to fans was officially a good one: Within less than two days, 100,000 tickets had been sold, the comedian tweeted last night. He added that "lotsa shows are sold out," but says more are being added. That doesn't... More »

Louis CK Now Hawking Tickets Directly to Fans

Comedian charges $45 each, cuts out service charges

(Newser) - Louis CK did very, very well when he decided to sell his self-produced comedy album directly to fans, so now he's using that same model to sell tickets to his upcoming tour. Rather than going through a ticketing service—notorious for adding on ridiculous charges—the comedian is selling... More »

Louis CK Cancels Speech After Conservative Outcry

Greta Van Susteren called for boycott of press dinner

(Newser) - Comedian Louis CK has pulled out of speaking at the upcoming 68th Radio & Television Correspondents Association dinner, saying that "he just didn't want to do it anymore," reports the Hollywood Reporter . The move came after conservatives balked, most notably Fox News host Greta Van Susteren. She... More »

Louis CK Makes a Cool Million off Web Video

And comedian is giving more than half of that to charities, employees

(Newser) - The wild success story of Louis CK and his self-produced comedy album gets even wilder : The album, available via his website for just $5, sold 200,000 copies as of Tuesday, grossing the comedian a cool million ... in just 12 days. A quarter of that money will go to the... More »

Louis CK Makes $200K in 4 Days on Web Video

Comic bypasses studio and sells concert from his website

(Newser) - Comedian Louis CK has scored nice profits by taping, producing, and distributing his stand-up special by himself and without the help of a network or studio. In what he calls an "experiment" to cut out the middlemen and keep prices low, CK hired a camera team to tape two... More »

Louis CK Sex Talk Gets NPR Show Cancelled

'Fresh Air' and Terry Gross booted in Mississippi

(Newser) - Mississippi Public Broadcasting dumped the popular NPR show “Fresh Air” and its host Terry Gross on Monday, citing “recurring inappropriate content.” Speculation ran wild that the inappropriate content might be political, or related to its recent gay rights interviews. But, nope, it turns out it was an... More »

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