August 3rd, 2012
12:21 PM ET
Last night’s episode of “Louie” was the first of the season to include two separate short films and no stand-up.
In the first half, Louie attended a burial on a dreary day. He stood alone, until another man arrived - Robin Williams. (Wasn’t it wonderful to see him?)
July 27th, 2012
11:34 AM ET
[This post contains spoilers for the July 26 episode of "Louie."]
On last night's episode, Louie and Parker Posey’s character went out on a date. A really incredible date.
Though not necessarily in a good way.
Tape Recorder (I know her real name is Liz, but Tape Recorder suits her) took Louie to a bar. Unbeknownst to him, the bartender alluded that his date had a drinking problem. Mortified, she rushed out of the bar, claiming it was too crowded.
July 20th, 2012
12:30 PM ET
“Louie” was nominated yesterday for three Emmy Awards – although it was still overlooked for outstanding comedy series - so let's start off this recap of Thursday's episode with a congrats.
Now recall "Louie's" pilot, when Louie explained his outlook on relationships. “If you smile at somebody, and they smile back, you’ve just decided that something s****y is going to happen.”
July 13th, 2012
02:45 PM ET
Unlike other shows, "Louie" takes place in the real New York. A city devoid of glamour, where businesswomen and homeless men sweat side-by-side on subway platforms, and old men eat club sandwiches in dimly lit diners.
On Thursday's episode, Louie explored the back alleys and bodegas of another city. In Miami for a hotel gig, he retreated to his room to eat in bed, with only the hushed weight of his loneliness as company.
July 6th, 2012
11:32 AM ET
The genius of “Louie” is that it changes tone on a whim. So after last week’s decidedly muted meditation on aging and masculinity, Louis C.K. lightened the mood with a deliberately uneven but wholly hilarious episode.
Louie and his daughters Lily and Jane told knock-knock jokes over dinner, and his laughter was genuine.
But that sweetness was balanced with another storyline that was shockingly raunchy and straight-up disturbing (but in a good way).
June 29th, 2012
11:25 AM ET
Comedian Louis C.K. is having a good week.
He just sold over 100,000 tickets to his upcoming stand-up comedy tour on his own terms in less than 2 days, and this wasn’t his first successful sell-it-yourself experiment. Late last year, he sold downloads to his comedy special “Live at the Beacon” for $5 on his website, paving the way for fellow comedians Aziz Ansari and Jim Gaffigan. He earned over $1 million in just 12 days.
But before he completely upended the stand-up comedy industry, C.K. forged a revolutionary path in television. On Thursday, his bizarre, stunningly creative and indisputably singular FX comedy returned with its third season premiere.
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