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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

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

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

this show is so awesome that it deserves 40 threads tbh

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:42 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

why yes i can!

gg eileen (jjjusten), Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

Such a great show. Louis CK is the SHIT

VegemiteGrrrl, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:49 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

so is this gonna be the new louie thread now?

Mordy, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:57 (4 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.

x-post

scott seward, Thursday, 12 August 2010 04:59 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

i think the shrink is an amazing recurring character

Mordy, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:05 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

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

Mordy, Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:14 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

the couple that LOLs together...

The world's leaders on pills (admrl), Thursday, 12 August 2010 05:20 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

variations on*

caek boss (latebloomer), Thursday, 12 August 2010 18:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:43 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

lovable prick vs. lovable loser

na'vi buffalo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 17 August 2010 16:19 (4 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 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

Finale is not until Sept. 7 I believe.

Jouster, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 05:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

Sweet deal.

Simon H., Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

what a weird fuckin show

diurnal eternal falafel (get bent), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:29 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

switching channels from this to colbert is very jarring

diurnal eternal falafel (get bent), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 06:37 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

i luv this show

A B C, Wednesday, 18 August 2010 07:04 (4 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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

its interesting generally how ppl are will to say things in podcasts they wldnt say in print but like its still public do they know

lag∞n, Saturday, 30 May 2015 14:55 (1 month ago) Permalink

is that it for the season

Yup, and the reason behind the shorter episode order is completely fitting w/ the hit-and-miss quality of the season imo

fuck me, archipelago (Simon H.), Saturday, 30 May 2015 14:57 (1 month ago) Permalink

Robert Smigel got a story credit on this season's "Cop Story" because an incident like that really happened to him, down to the cop crying in his apartment while Smigel went out, found the missing gun and carried it home, terrified that anyone would notice.

wtf

like a giraffe of nah (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 30 May 2015 15:02 (1 month ago) Permalink

its interesting generally how ppl are will to say things in podcasts they wldnt say in print but like its still public do they know

― lag∞n, Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:55 AM (18 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Are you making fun of Kirkman for your own inability to follow one tweet to another?

Is It Any Wonder I'm Not the (President Keyes), Saturday, 30 May 2015 15:17 (1 month ago) Permalink

The guy who wrote that post does seem like I drip, so much hemming and hawing and buck-passing before ultimately doing the same basic thing gawker did

Keith Mozart (D-40), Saturday, 30 May 2015 15:17 (1 month ago) Permalink

Are you making fun of Kirkman for your own inability to follow one tweet to another?

― Is It Any Wonder I'm Not the (President Keyes), Saturday, May 30, 2015 11:17 AM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol follow one tweet to another ok bud

lag∞n, Saturday, 30 May 2015 15:20 (1 month ago) Permalink

when you drip I drip we drip

tender is the late-night daypart (schlump), Saturday, 30 May 2015 15:20 (1 month ago) Permalink

fwiw concerned ppl of this thread i understand what shes saying, the question is does what shes saying make any sense, it does not

lag∞n, Saturday, 30 May 2015 15:22 (1 month ago) Permalink

What the fuck are you talking about lagoon

Is It Any Wonder I'm Not the (President Keyes), Saturday, 30 May 2015 15:24 (1 month ago) Permalink

is english your first language

lag∞n, Saturday, 30 May 2015 15:26 (1 month ago) Permalink

i mean i sympathize with her shes in exactly the uncomfortable spot she spoke about wanting to avoid, is lashing out incoherantly at people who speculated on what she was saying a good or appropriate responce, no

lag∞n, Saturday, 30 May 2015 15:27 (1 month ago) Permalink

Are you making fun of Kirkman for your own inability to follow one tweet to another?

― Is It Any Wonder I'm Not the (President Keyes), Saturday, May 30, 2015 11:17 AM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol follow one tweet to another ok bud

she wrote: "it only brought negativity to my podcast and anonymity is a thing I do on purpose."

so your "that wld bring negativity to anonymity" joke is an inability to follow one tweet to the next

Is It Any Wonder I'm Not the (President Keyes), Saturday, 30 May 2015 15:34 (1 month ago) Permalink

i understood what u were saying i just thought yr phrasing was funny in the context of someone not being able to read and so forth

lag∞n, Saturday, 30 May 2015 15:36 (1 month ago) Permalink

you are weird

Is It Any Wonder I'm Not the (President Keyes), Saturday, 30 May 2015 15:45 (1 month ago) Permalink

ur weird

lag∞n, Saturday, 30 May 2015 15:46 (1 month ago) Permalink

let's say it is ck she's talking about and she's nervous about making it public bc it might damage her career. would that explain why she has pro-ck comments retweeted + posted all over her twitter feed?

Mordy, Saturday, 30 May 2015 16:14 (1 month ago) Permalink

its prob just not him

lag∞n, Saturday, 30 May 2015 16:16 (1 month ago) Permalink

well she's tweeted plenty of praise for Chris Rock too so

da croupier, Saturday, 30 May 2015 16:19 (1 month ago) Permalink

maybe its neither of them

lag∞n, Saturday, 30 May 2015 16:20 (1 month ago) Permalink

is there a third once-married on-his-grind new-material-every-time french filmmaker wannabe at the cosby level? unless she's talking opening for woody allen jazz dates i can't think of one

da croupier, Saturday, 30 May 2015 16:21 (1 month ago) Permalink

maybe the french film part is a red herring

lag∞n, Saturday, 30 May 2015 16:21 (1 month ago) Permalink

yall i'm the comedian who masturbates in front of people

Heez, Saturday, 30 May 2015 16:21 (1 month ago) Permalink

to be clear, i sympathize with her - she's trying to describe a shit situation no one should have to deal with and at worst she's bad at blind iteming

da croupier, Saturday, 30 May 2015 16:24 (1 month ago) Permalink

yeah this is all p weird but y'know people are complicated (also fwiw her new special is really funny)

fuck me, archipelago (Simon H.), Saturday, 30 May 2015 16:28 (1 month ago) Permalink

Is Louis CK really as powerful as all that? Serious question here.

Matt DC, Saturday, 30 May 2015 16:36 (1 month ago) Permalink

i'm sure he's powerful enough that publicly accusing him would be uncomfortable. he has friends, some connections, etc. otoh he seems like the kind of guy that if an accusation ever came out he might just admit & apologize. i def don't think he's as powerful as these stories are making him out to be - most powerful man in comedy? maybe standup comedy? how about like adam sandler or seth rogan or kevin james who have huge hollywood careers? or jeff dunham, russell peters, kevin hart, or terry fator? idk.

Mordy, Saturday, 30 May 2015 16:42 (1 month ago) Permalink

I would say powerful mostly in the sense that his fanbase could make life a real pain in the ass for quite a while

fuck me, archipelago (Simon H.), Saturday, 30 May 2015 16:45 (1 month ago) Permalink

But yeah if he ever tries to go negative on accusers about it that's the end of his rep forever

fuck me, archipelago (Simon H.), Saturday, 30 May 2015 16:47 (1 month ago) Permalink

dude is such a heroic figure to his scene and considering the crap that comes with making rape accusations about celebrity, making "he's creepy and showed me his dick" accusations would seem to ask for even more hemming, hawing and scrutiny from shitbirds (not to mention everything the fedora squad would get up to). and if he did say "yeah, i was a REAL CREEP around the time of my divorce, sorry i freaked anybody out and here's an hour about it" it would be In Character and quickly forgiven as clueless game-lacking, while the accusers would be known as The Women Who Couldn't Just Let Louie's Slip-Up Slide which would probably be toxic for a comedy career. It's just a shitty situation and there's likely no world where CK would be the one getting most of the shit, even though he'd be the one at fault.

da croupier, Saturday, 30 May 2015 17:11 (1 month ago) Permalink

to me, louis' power is more indirect than anything. i don't think there's anything unique about louis or his power -- it's more that he happens to stand at the precipice of an industry that is tightly knit and funnels talent upward in a pretty straightforward and traditional manner. it's true that someone like sandler or rogen or rock might be more famous, but i don't think those guys are as connected to the comedy scene as louis, and "comedy" and "stand up comedy" are not really all that separate. (i.e. as recently as 2014 louis headlined a funny or die stand up tour that he was probably way too famous to be a part of http://www.oddballfest.com/talent/). practically all talent in the "comedy" world comes from the stand up comedy scene (or the improv scene, which bleed together). even someone like seth rogen, who bypassed that route in his path to megastardom, is going to inevitably end up working with plenty of writers or whatever who make names for themselves thru stand up.

so anyway, i think the reticence of people in the comedy scene to explicitly talk about louis is less about something special to louis, and more about becoming known as the type of person who will break a circle of trust. being a whistleblower is a very hard thing and it takes a brave person who is willing to put their career at risk. it's not precisely about what louis ck could personally do to a whistleblower, but what being a whistleblower might say about you to the people who control your livelihood: talent agents, casting agents, booking agents, fellow comedians, fellow writers, people who scout for comedy central shows, people who scout for snl etc etc. hollywood does not care for the moral. plenty of industries -- white collar business, government, police forces etc -- will outright shun you if you reveal yourself as someone who will not keep certain secrets, and i think people feel like comedy -- and hollywood -- is like that too. and if someone is willing to stand up and say things about someone as important and beloved as louis ck, who won't they talk about?

J0rdan S., Saturday, 30 May 2015 17:37 (1 month ago) Permalink

idk someone who didnt masturbate in front of ppl I spose

thoughts you made second posts about (darraghmac), Saturday, 30 May 2015 17:40 (1 month ago) Permalink

yeah i think you're underrating the love for louis ck here, j0rdan, i don't think the industry is worried he'll reveal what carcosa means, people just don't wanna hear bad stuff about people they've ass-kissed

da croupier, Saturday, 30 May 2015 17:47 (1 month ago) Permalink

hierarchies are indeed self-protective but you don't have to be a jenga piece in something far more sinister to be protected

da croupier, Saturday, 30 May 2015 17:49 (1 month ago) Permalink

Isn't Jordan saying some exec will be like "if she'll say this about Louis what might she say about me"

Keith Mozart (D-40), Saturday, 30 May 2015 22:05 (1 month ago) Permalink

tbose tweets /are/ incoherent. "bring negativity to my podcast"? sounds like she basically passive-aggressively outed the man who all but sexually assaulted her, but is upset that someone took the bait. mixed in there is her genuine surprise that something she might have thought was not "public" in the same way as say twitter has been harvested for a very public purpose. everything you do on the internet, esp. under your own name, is public! in any event i sympathize with her. if she didn't want to name him (even though she all but did) i'm not sure it's really all that necessary or responsible for either jordan to do so. w/o a victim willing to go on the record i'm not sure what purpose their posts serve. but this is not my "world" so i dunno.

he quipped with heat (amateurist), Saturday, 30 May 2015 23:26 (1 month ago) Permalink

I like Jen Kirkman but she sometimes seems to think what she says in her podcast is magically limited to being heard just by her fans.

Jim Gillette's unused octave (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 30 May 2015 23:29 (1 month ago) Permalink

Isn't Jordan saying some exec will be like "if she'll say this about Louis what might she say about me"

yes, and admittedly i kind of overstated it. my point is that creepy uncles don't get away with shit because the rest of the family hates snitches or is necessarily made of creepers too. often they just don't want to look horrible by association and find it easier to pretend nothing creepy is happening. if dane cook or carrot top wiggled his dick at a hip female comedy duo, i think they'd be far more likely to publicly call him out, as fewer people of note like them anyway.

da croupier, Saturday, 30 May 2015 23:31 (1 month ago) Permalink

this is the dark side of being 'cool', no? Ppl are afraid to say bad stuff about you even when it's the truth?

Florianne Fracke (La Lechera), Saturday, 30 May 2015 23:38 (1 month ago) Permalink

Good to know high school rules apply to the world of comedy

Jim Gillette's unused octave (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 30 May 2015 23:59 (1 month ago) Permalink

Good to know h

da croupier, Sunday, 31 May 2015 00:16 (1 month ago) Permalink

Good to know high school rules apply to the world of comedy

da croupier, Sunday, 31 May 2015 00:18 (1 month ago) Permalink

CK and Maron both seem like guys who are figuring out their dark shit as a way of figuring out the dark shit of most of the white American dudes of their age. They're a bit too old to have gotten Free to Be...You and Me and Sesame Street in their early education. They both have pre-breakout standup representing the mindset of generally decent guys whose imagination has been a bit too shaped by porn. They've tried not to be shitty while letting their appetite run their actions, and they've seen a lot of comedian peers self-destruct in a dozen ways, and all of that awareness is front and center in their acts, their interviews, and their TV work.

... (Eazy), Sunday, 31 May 2015 00:23 (1 month ago) Permalink

I'm not saying it's right, just that this is what's going on. Lotsa ppl's moral compass seems permanently set at high school so it's not that surprising?

Florianne Fracke (La Lechera), Sunday, 31 May 2015 00:30 (1 month ago) Permalink

Garfunkel and Oates are like "hey we never signed up to help Louis CK figure out his dark shit all over us, do that in the privacy of your own home, Louis CK"

del griffith, Sunday, 31 May 2015 00:37 (1 month ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, if there's bad actions to come to the surface it's fair that they do - just saying that I imagine these guys know it could happen. Unlike Cosby, it probably keeps them up at night.

... (Eazy), Sunday, 31 May 2015 00:39 (1 month ago) Permalink

Also, unlike Cosby, Louis CK didn't drug them

del griffith, Sunday, 31 May 2015 00:41 (1 month ago) Permalink

How many people has Louis watched die in the show now? Double figures?

nashwan, Sunday, 31 May 2015 11:25 (1 month ago) Permalink

People he's watched die vs. women he's fucked

Jim Gillette's unused octave (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Sunday, 31 May 2015 12:34 (1 month ago) Permalink

Upper Decker
Is this a thing?

calstars, Sunday, 7 June 2015 01:57 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

'tis.

fuck me, archipelago (Simon H.), Sunday, 7 June 2015 02:05 (4 weeks ago) Permalink


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