Louie (Louis C.K.'s show on FX)

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i just watched 6 episodes in a row on the FX website. i couldn't stop laughing. truly amazing. i couldn't find a thread! i searched, i swear.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 03:58 (six years ago) Permalink

ah there is this old thread! sorry. that was kinda hard to find, to be honest. anyway, i will let others decide if the new show deserves its own thread. it really is so good.

Come anticipate Louis C.K.s HBO sitcom LUCKY LOUIE with me

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:01 (six years ago) Permalink

i totally spelled the show wrong. i should go to bed...

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:10 (six years ago) Permalink

this show is so awesome that it deserves 40 threads tbh

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:42 (six years ago) Permalink

can you change the thread title to louie? i hate when i do things like that. this show waa made for me. lots of shows are. the t.v. knows what i like. he's such a good writer.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:44 (six years ago) Permalink

why yes i can!

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:48 (six years ago) Permalink

Such a great show. Louis CK is the SHIT

VegemiteGrrrl, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:49 (six years ago) Permalink

heckler shutdown is like the best 5 minutes of uncomfortable television of all time imo

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:51 (six years ago) Permalink

so is this gonna be the new louie thread now?

Mordy, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:57 (six years ago) Permalink

it's pretty amazing. i always think i'm beyond amazement cuz i'm so old and jaded but then something comes along and amazes me. i like that.

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scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:59 (six years ago) Permalink

it doesn't have to be! i just needed to testify and i couldn't find the old one fast enough.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:59 (six years ago) Permalink

i think the shrink is an amazing recurring character

Mordy, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:05 (six years ago) Permalink

from wiki:

He was married to New York artist and painter Alix Bailey in 1995; they divorced in 2009. He has two daughters from the marriage[9] and shares joint custody of them with Bailey.[10]

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:09 (six years ago) Permalink

I already went all over the moon about the poker scene on the first thread, but that was also amazing

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:13 (six years ago) Permalink

I will be trying this in a few minutes. I don't know this guy!

The world's leaders on pills (admrl), Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:14 (six years ago) Permalink

i'm about to watch the new one. exciting!

Mordy, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:14 (six years ago) Permalink

he likes the helicopter idea:

http://www.youtube.com/louisck#p/u/30/AO1KsU1rG7s

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:16 (six years ago) Permalink

the matthew broderick scene. oh man, i laughed and laughed. lots of stuff made me laugh. out loud. loudly. maria laughed a lot too. we laughed together.

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:18 (six years ago) Permalink

first episode is kinda clunky, but the instasmile date thing is so fucking brilliant that it makes up for it

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:19 (six years ago) Permalink

the couple that LOLs together...

The world's leaders on pills (admrl), Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:20 (six years ago) Permalink

just posted this on the other louie thread, but the coffee shop routine from last night was the cinematic equivalent of how I feel on ILM

Darin, Thursday, 12 August 2010 06:17 (six years ago) Permalink

And yeah, as disjointed/clunky/whatever this show is, I totally look forward to it every week. I love that Louie just says 'fuck it' to any real story lines or what have you.

Darin, Thursday, 12 August 2010 06:21 (six years ago) Permalink

If we're posting things in both threads: that ice cream scene was just brutally real for me.

no gut busting joke can change history (polyphonic), Thursday, 12 August 2010 06:22 (six years ago) Permalink

Liked the first ep, was pretty good. I'm trying to get over my reservations about the production "style". It isn't exactly like CYE, although some of the acting pushes it in that direction.

The world's leaders on pills (admrl), Thursday, 12 August 2010 16:56 (six years ago) Permalink

i'm trying to think of another show about a guy who is basically sensible and lovable but hates himself. seinfeld: sensible, he loves himself. CYE: hates/loves himself, is in no way sensible.

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 12 August 2010 17:07 (six years ago) Permalink

the matthew broderick scene. oh man, i laughed and laughed.

seriously, i could watch him doing variations "your father is dead" for an entire episode

caek boss (latebloomer), Thursday, 12 August 2010 18:46 (six years ago) Permalink

variations on*

caek boss (latebloomer), Thursday, 12 August 2010 18:47 (six years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:43 (six years ago) Permalink

Scott, post this stuff in the actual Louie thread, for fucks sake

Come anticipate Louis C.K.s HBO sitcom LUCKY LOUIE with me

na'vi buffalo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:49 (six years ago) Permalink

that's actually the thread for HBO's LUCKY LOUIE

the disappearance of apollo creed (s1ocki), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:58 (six years ago) Permalink

and we've been talking about LOUIE in it for like three months now.

na'vi buffalo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:58 (six years ago) Permalink

just becuz whiney wants people to post in th other thread i am posting in this thread..may they join in a golden tapestry.....i heard him talkin about this show and now watch it on th boot legz tube idea/.//its so good...it makes people run away from th room..then run back when they hear sumthin funny..search also th npr interview he did recently...hes in town alot bxing/training and playin guitar..i dont feel like bothering him..i dont want to become th "annoying fan upstate" character in hz routine...love himmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

danbunny, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:59 (six years ago) Permalink

there is a piece sumwhere where he talks about other male characters who basically love themselves versus those that hate themselves...th ep w th kid and th single mom was awesome

danbunny, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 15:00 (six years ago) Permalink

heckler shutdown is like the best 5 minutes of uncomfortable television of all time imo

really? it came off as flat for me

the bit he was doing in the beginning about feeling full was funny, but the whole heckler thing, including when he runs into the woman later on in the bar seemed pointless to me, and i guess confusing in tone, as well. like, at first i thought the whole thing hinged upon tension between him and his balding schlubby comic cronies and the heckler gal, and there would be some huge satisfying blowup, but the whole thing just sort of fizzled out. or was that the point?? i'm confused. what was i supposed to be laughing at or pondering over?

dell (del), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 16:11 (six years ago) Permalink

like larry david's cye character is pretty horrible, but somehow likeable. louis' character in that scene seemed completely devoid of even the tiniest shards of charisma or intersting-ness

dell (del), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 16:12 (six years ago) Permalink

David's character deals with social anxiety by trying to dominate it and the show climaxes when he fails.

Louis's character deals with social anxiety by being completely overwhelmed and bewildered by it and the show climaxes when he breaks the whole thing down in one very intense, cathartic conversation

na'vi buffalo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 16:18 (six years ago) Permalink

lovable prick vs. lovable loser

na'vi buffalo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 16:19 (six years ago) Permalink

i refuse to make that choice because i love all of ilx equally

gg eileen (jjjusten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 17:23 (six years ago) Permalink

great episode tonight - really kept wondering where this was all going. once again, loved the attitude of the ending

Nhex, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 04:21 (six years ago) Permalink

Wow, great ep. Wonder how he'll cap the season off...is the finale next week?

Simon H., Wednesday, 18 August 2010 04:46 (six years ago) Permalink

Finale is not until Sept. 7 I believe.

Jouster, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 05:26 (six years ago) Permalink

Sweet deal.

Simon H., Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:02 (six years ago) Permalink

what a weird fuckin show

diurnal eternal falafel (get bent), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:29 (six years ago) Permalink

heh the kid's look at the end

dont wear sh@q without the fu (tremendoid), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:33 (six years ago) Permalink

switching channels from this to colbert is very jarring

diurnal eternal falafel (get bent), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:37 (six years ago) Permalink

watching the next episode of louie, he has an alcohol hangover from smoking marihuana. have neglected these thanks to dvr

dont wear sh@q without the fu (tremendoid), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:51 (six years ago) Permalink

he's kind of cute in a ginger divorcee kinda way when he has facial hair and looks like a giant child molester when he doesn't

A B C, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 07:04 (six years ago) Permalink

i luv this show

A B C, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 07:04 (six years ago) Permalink

This is def. shaping up to be one of the strongest first seasons of any show in recent memory - lots of memorable scenes and odd touches, but still feels like it has room to grow and change. The fact that this last ep was suspenseful and touching as well as being funny as hell is a testament to its unique malleability - people call it CK's Curb, but that show is so much more traditional.

Simon H., Wednesday, 18 August 2010 07:11 (six years ago) Permalink

I was thinking the exact same thing, Simon (about it being a really strong first season), tho I immediately thought that Community's first season is still stronger.

Mordy, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 07:20 (six years ago) Permalink

louie pulled the interview circuit superfecta now of talking abt this on howard, maron, bill simmons, & Charlie rose in the span of a few wks

johnny crunch, Thursday, 28 April 2016 11:14 (one year ago) Permalink

The full ginsburg

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Thursday, 28 April 2016 16:26 (one year ago) Permalink

he's lost money on the project and now it's done; I presume he's trying to get it sold to a network now.

ulysses, Thursday, 28 April 2016 16:58 (one year ago) Permalink

He's selling the whole series for $31/pop, and then will sell it to Netflix or other later. It doesn't sound like he's scrambling to cover his ass - he wanted to release something without context before doing press, same as Bey et al.

... (Eazy), Thursday, 28 April 2016 17:06 (one year ago) Permalink

did anyone watch them all? I wasn't really impressed w what I saw

Οὖτις, Thursday, 28 April 2016 17:08 (one year ago) Permalink

I did, if you get to ep 3 and don't like it you should probably stop

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 28 April 2016 17:11 (one year ago) Permalink

yea its not really accurate to say hes lost money & its only done to the extent he hasn't decided if he wants to continue it

I want to watch it but will just wait til whenever he sells it to a service

johnny crunch, Thursday, 28 April 2016 17:55 (one year ago) Permalink

did anyone watch them all? I wasn't really impressed w what I saw

I purchased the whole thing and absolutely loved it. "if you get to ep 3 and don't like it you should probably stop" is OTM advice.

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 28 April 2016 18:45 (one year ago) Permalink

Loved the first ep, keep meaning to get around to the rest.

just her neck. thankig u in advance (stevie), Friday, 29 April 2016 09:53 (one year ago) Permalink

It felt a little like some album where a load of virtuoso musicians came out and showed you how good they were at playing, but for acting. But I didn't feel it was self-indulgent at all, it was just like a great showcase for some great performances. It felt stagey and theatrical in the best way.

just her neck. thankig u in advance (stevie), Friday, 29 April 2016 09:54 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Saw him last night and he absolutely killed. A master at the height of his powers.

socka flocka-jones (man alive), Saturday, 23 July 2016 14:05 (ten months ago) Permalink

More than most comedians he seems to have a real knack for reinventing his sets, and instinctively knows when to put other projects on hold. So he does his show for a while, then stops, then tours, then starts a new show, then stops, then tours. I've seen him a few times, and only once was he less than his best.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 23 July 2016 14:45 (ten months ago) Permalink

i have tickets to the MSG show (first floor seats in the garden!); this'll be the fourth tour for me. He's consistently very good and it's best not to try to retell his jokes.

thrusted pelvis-first back (ulysses), Saturday, 23 July 2016 16:27 (ten months ago) Permalink

V true. His best material from last night was pretty much impossible to relay to anyone.

socka flocka-jones (man alive), Sunday, 24 July 2016 02:44 (ten months ago) Permalink

six months pass...

holy shit, horace and pete is a masterpiece. third episode is astounding (as mentioned above), but not necessarily a giant leap from the first two (as also mentioned above). i didn't watch it when it came out because i didn't want to pay (sorry) and i didn't feel like downloading, but it's on hulu now for those with that option.

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 14 February 2017 21:57 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

his new standup special is great - starts and ends abruptly and maintains that weird balance of incredibly dark + goofiness that he's good at.

Οὖτις, Thursday, 6 April 2017 20:40 (one month ago) Permalink

eh, I found it pretty hit and miss. When it was good it was quality though.

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Thursday, 6 April 2017 20:42 (one month ago) Permalink

Do appreciate his thoughtful approach to comedy overall

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Thursday, 6 April 2017 20:44 (one month ago) Permalink

is the bit about orpheus in there?

Bobson Dugnutt (ulysses), Thursday, 6 April 2017 20:55 (one month ago) Permalink

sorry, achilles rather

Bobson Dugnutt (ulysses), Thursday, 6 April 2017 20:55 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah it is

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Thursday, 6 April 2017 21:01 (one month ago) Permalink

i thought it was his darkest standup yet (last thing he did was Horace & Pete) but very good.... just hope he's ok!

flopson, Thursday, 6 April 2017 21:04 (one month ago) Permalink

it is v dark but not uncharacteristically so imo

sweet to see it dedicated to Garry Shandling at the end

Οὖτις, Thursday, 6 April 2017 21:08 (one month ago) Permalink

he definitely frontloads it with the darkest stuff

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 6 April 2017 21:17 (one month ago) Permalink

the email chunk is still p funny

I also laughed a lot @ the magic mike > boyfriend stuff

johnny crunch, Friday, 7 April 2017 12:57 (one month ago) Permalink

i really enjoyed the stuff about heaven

J0rdan S., Friday, 7 April 2017 16:47 (one month ago) Permalink

the goat joke on SNL lol wtf

k3vin k., Sunday, 9 April 2017 04:21 (one month ago) Permalink

That whole monologue was great. "I know you can hear in my voice that I'm white..."

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Sunday, 9 April 2017 12:43 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah the laundry thing was really good

k3vin k., Sunday, 9 April 2017 16:20 (one month ago) Permalink

Was expecting guy to maybe start fading out (last few seasons of his show have been mostly zzz IMO) but his new standup is sharp as hell. Great SNL monologue too. Still top of the pack.

circa1916, Sunday, 9 April 2017 16:26 (one month ago) Permalink

i was fading on him until i watched horace & pete a few weeks ago. i found the thread and tried to rave revive it, but in retrospect i was performing CPR on a corpse in the haunted woods. anyway, i thought horace and pete was flat-out brilliant and it made me excited about whatever he does next.

Karl Malone, Sunday, 9 April 2017 16:33 (one month ago) Permalink

I watched the first episode of H&P and felt like he was maybe, uh, up his own ass a bit, taking to heart his ~grim truth telling sad clown/artist~ space but that was probably a shitty read on it. Will give it a full watch soon enough. Probably when I'm less depressed.

circa1916, Sunday, 9 April 2017 16:46 (one month ago) Permalink

every single episode is more depressing than the one before, all the way through the end

Karl Malone, Sunday, 9 April 2017 16:49 (one month ago) Permalink

i think the reason the corpse cannot be revived is because it's really not a show i'd recommend to anyone. it's so fucking sad. it's reaaaaaally sad, relentlessly so.

Karl Malone, Sunday, 9 April 2017 16:50 (one month ago) Permalink

that eliminates about 99.9% of his audience but it's too bad because the format of the show is so unique. but even that is offputting - imagine sitting down to an 8-hour play with 10 intermissions. but somehow it works so well.

Karl Malone, Sunday, 9 April 2017 16:53 (one month ago) Permalink

the first episode is easily the worst, it leans heavily on the "sad assholes talkin bout politics" stuff which is definitely the weakest part of the show

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Sunday, 9 April 2017 16:56 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah, I think fundamentally it did come down to "this is too bleak for me right now and I know it's just going to get worse" so I put it aside. One day.

circa1916, Sunday, 9 April 2017 17:27 (one month ago) Permalink

good monologue

SSN Lucci (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 9 April 2017 17:57 (one month ago) Permalink

The birthday clown piece seemed like something he brought in with him. Really well done.

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Sunday, 9 April 2017 18:01 (one month ago) Permalink

Didn't really find much of the Netflix standup funny.

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Sunday, 9 April 2017 20:00 (one month ago) Permalink

I did like when he used the audience member's "CHRIST!!" thruout the "years" bit

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Sunday, 9 April 2017 20:05 (one month ago) Permalink

most of that monologue was at least two years old; had heard it in concert.
the giraffe bit was relatively new and cracked me up tho

Bobson Dugnutt (ulysses), Sunday, 9 April 2017 21:26 (one month ago) Permalink

It's like he gave himself the challenge of the toughest subjects to build a comedy set around: abortion, 9/11, ISIS beheadings, rescue dogs, etc.

who even are those other cats (Eazy), Monday, 10 April 2017 01:34 (one month ago) Permalink

Loved the quick bit about people before Christ counting down years and not knowing why. Much of it was very good and much better than whatever the last special was.

Evan, Monday, 10 April 2017 04:42 (one month ago) Permalink

It's like he gave himself the challenge of the toughest subjects to build a comedy set around: abortion, 9/11, ISIS beheadings, rescue dogs, etc.

― who even are those other cats (Eazy), Sunday, April 9, 2017 8:34 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this occurred to me, too

jason waterfalls (gbx), Monday, 10 April 2017 14:52 (one month ago) Permalink

i recall louie saying in an interview that he was listening to a george carlin set in the car or something and carlin led with an abortion joke, which impressed the hell out of louie. the show was in missouri or something. maybe that was his inspiration. i feel like this is a stevolende post.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 10 April 2017 14:56 (one month ago) Permalink

something like that:

example (crüt), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 02:53 (one month ago) Permalink

That's awful.

Heavy Doors (jed_), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 03:28 (one month ago) Permalink

It's not funny. His delivery is terrible. I like him but no.

Heavy Doors (jed_), Tuesday, 11 April 2017 03:30 (one month ago) Permalink

He's not doing material...

Evan, Tuesday, 11 April 2017 04:32 (one month ago) Permalink


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