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

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also mark ruffalo should join the cast of louie, while i'm at it

horseshoe, Thursday, 23 February 2012 01:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Louis bails on Radio & Television Correspondents’ Association dinner, possibly because Greta Van Sustern didn't like his tweet about Sarah Palin being a "retard-making cunt."

we can be gyros just for one day (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 10 March 2012 21:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

i remember those tweets; he was drunk and on an airplane.

i like when he just posts "aids" at the end of his tweets for no reason.

the dried stigmas of the saffron crocus (get bent), Saturday, 10 March 2012 22:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

He uses filthy language about women…..yes, the C word…and yes, even to describe a woman candidate for Vice President of the United States. It isn’t just Governor Palin he denigrates. He denigrates all women and looks to the crowd to laugh.

curmudgeon, Saturday, 10 March 2012 22:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

The power of Scientology!

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 10 March 2012 22:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

greta's scieno husband is (or was) one of sarah palin's top advisors.

love this song! :) especially his hair (get bent), Saturday, 10 March 2012 23:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

it is kinda funny, even that he was asked, because he so obviously contravenes so many no-go areas, but has a reprieve on account of it evidently being thoughtful & obviously layered in reflection and commentary and self-criticism. it's complicated to object to the objection that a guy who calls women cunts shouldn't be the comedian doing the white house dinner, even though i totally think he should be the guy doing the white house dinner. so i guess it is sad that the media is reductive and people are indictable on such flimsy readings of their character.

john-claude van donne (schlump), Sunday, 11 March 2012 14:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

see also: Common

kony indie fuxx (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 11 March 2012 14:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

see also: Bill Ayers

john-claude van donne (schlump), Sunday, 11 March 2012 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

see also: basically anyone targeted by the media ever

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Sunday, 11 March 2012 14:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^kony apologist

it is weird though, because "[using] filthy language about women ... He denigrates all women and looks to the crowd to laugh" isn't, actually, to disdainfully quote myself, a flimsy reading of his character in this instance. like the point of not calling women cunts is that you don't call women cunts. it's more, baggage i feel okay about dismissing because i think he's thoughtful, because i think it's okay to have non-compliant voices in a conversation, but that's obviously a weird, nebulous line to walk & one that i wouldn't extend to a whole bunch of other people, &c.

john-claude van donne (schlump), Sunday, 11 March 2012 14:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fox News: It's ok to call women sluts & prostitutes, but not cunts.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 11 March 2012 15:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

NB: This isn't actually the White House dinner.

Cuba Pudding, Jr. (jaymc), Sunday, 11 March 2012 15:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm a humorless feminist and no i don't think it's cool for a man to call women cunts, but i've watched a lot of louie's material and i really don't see a sexist thread running through it. if anything, he's always saying how much better women are compared to men.

except sarah palin, she's awful.

love this song! :) especially his hair (get bent), Sunday, 11 March 2012 17:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

it is weird though, because "[using] filthy language about women ... He denigrates all women and looks to the crowd to laugh" isn't, actually, to disdainfully quote myself, a flimsy reading of his character in this instance. like the point of not calling women cunts is that you don't call women cunts. it's more, baggage i feel okay about dismissing because i think he's thoughtful, because i think it's okay to have non-compliant voices in a conversation, but that's obviously a weird, nebulous line to walk & one that i wouldn't extend to a whole bunch of other people, &c.

And yet she is an OJ Simpson sympathizer. I guess filthy language about women is worse to her that beating (and possibly murdering) women.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Monday, 12 March 2012 20:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

"possibly"

Waxahachie Swap (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 12 March 2012 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

glove didn't fit iirc, you must acquit iirc

Kenneth Toilethole (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 12 March 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

but If [he] Did It...

Waxahachie Swap (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 12 March 2012 20:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Again, this is coming from a network actively pursuing the narrative that women are prostitutes or at the very least sluts. Calling someone a cunt is bad but it's not like he's trying to convince people that she is a walking genital. It's obviously in jest.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 12 March 2012 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't see a sexist thread running through louis' stuff but on this thread several people have mentioned that his material about women is often the weakest part of his sets, and i agree with that

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 12 March 2012 22:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

like, a lot of sexism (like a lot of racism) is just dumb blind-spot type stuff that nevertheless manages to be pretty offensive in a bad way and louis does seem to have a few blind spots about women (maybe a bit like his earlier, repented-for blind spot about casually saying "fag" in his sets)

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 12 March 2012 22:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hi Tracer.

dandydonweiner, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 00:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

hi don! :D

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 10:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dunno if anyone else caught this, but CK announced a little while ago that Susan E. Morse, Woody Allen's editor from Manhattan up to Celebrity (as well as The Warriors), will be editing the new season of Louie.

Simon H., Tuesday, 13 March 2012 13:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh wow, that's really interesting. he said a thing about editing previously that i liked:

In some ways not editing yourself would be like a sculptor dropping some clay off at a guys house and saying “Make a naked lady chasing a bull. and do it nice.”

john-claude van donne (schlump), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 13:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

I always figured that doing *everything* on the show (right down to music supervision!) would eventually get to be too much.

Simon H., Tuesday, 13 March 2012 13:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

i don't really get why people are acting like the "louie model" of electronic self-distribution for his last album is a new thing, when it's what indie bands have been doing basically since the internet became popular. there weren't any comedy albums on bandcamp before now? i guess it's just because no big, popular comedians were doing it before him, but it's weird to me that people are acting like it's a thing he invented.

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 14:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

it was wildly successful for him, so others try to get on the coattails by saying "yes, I am doing this thing that SUCCESSFUL PERSON LOUIE DID" as a way to try to get money

mh, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 15:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

because he did it for the video of his special, which is more like a movie? still not a new thing, except that it was a big comedian selling it for a cheap fixed price.

40oz of tears (Jordan), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 15:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

i feel bad for jim gaffigan because i heard him on like three podcasts last week say he was following the LOUIE MODEL to self-release his new album, it's not like jim gaffigan needs to ride on louie's coattails, but if he doesn't say that people will accuse him of ripping off louie's invention or something

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 15:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

same reason why "the Radiohead model" was such a big term years ago, it's more about the fact that someone established did it and turned it into a big success rather than the model itself

you can expect punches, kicks and even worse (frogbs), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 15:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

Self-releasing the video was a big deal and basically unheard of for comedy specials, esp. given the success.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 15:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

comedy has mostly been a cable thing, no?

boy, was that Dan Fielding hungry for some cake! (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 15:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah, this isn't 'self-releasing his DVD' it's 'skipping Showtime/HBO/Comedy Central entirely'

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 16:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah, this isn't 'self-releasing his DVD' it's 'skipping Showtime/HBO/Comedy Central entirely'
--Kiarostami bag (milo z)

iirc, he got the idea to do a self-release because HBO was apprehensive about shelling out for his new special.

Waterloo? Oh, we've sunsetted that. (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 16:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

it's just weird to me that no one did this until 2012, especially in a sector that prizes control over one's career

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 16:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

did i miss that somehow?

"in this super-sexy postracial age" (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 17:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

10-year old sitcom he sold to CBS is getting picked back up, his involvement is going to be minimal AFAIK

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 17:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

Tisdale is pretty good. I predict nobody will write about how much they hate this as much as they do "Girls".

stay in school if you want to kiw (Gukbe), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 17:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

probably no one will care about it enough to write about it

mh, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 17:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

Gotta say I love how well the one-man approach to everything is working here. Like in the Heckler/Cop episode, the Matthew Broderick/"Your father is dead" scene and the gas station holdup one both seem like they could have been from a good episode of Arrested Development or Curb (respectively), but the heckler situation was something totally unique to this show, since it's designed to sort of make you feel bad for the lady, as Louie comes down so hard on her, just saying whatever nasty stuff he can think of, regardless of whether or not it makes sense or is even funny. It just feels very unscripted and awkward and the kind of thing that most every other sitcom would try to rewrite, but Louie just kind of leaves it as-is.

That's a pretty funky dance, Garfield. Show me how you do it. (frogbs), Monday, 30 April 2012 15:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

I didn't feel sorry for her at all, I have zero patience for drunk assholes who think yelling things at concerts or comedy shows makes them funny.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Monday, 30 April 2012 15:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

It's like when people at baseball games lean over the fence to try to catch the ball. YOU'RE NOT PART OF THE GAME, SIT DOWN.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 30 April 2012 15:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

absolutely, she was a pretty loathsome character (especially her line about Louie hating her because she's attractive, or whatever), but I think Louie's response was supposed to be a bit over-the-top, especially as most of his jokes don't even make sense

That's a pretty funky dance, Garfield. Show me how you do it. (frogbs), Monday, 30 April 2012 15:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

it's kind of a boringly 'easy' scene compared to something like the Pamela scenes where he's getting ripped apart by a woman who's as smart or smarter than him, though

some dude, Monday, 30 April 2012 15:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

A white person from New York likes Girls?! ;-)

polyphonic, Friday, 4 May 2012 01:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

perhaps this is my naivete but i have kind of thought of louis ck as ~~~~~~~something more than a mere white guy~~~~~~~~~~~~ for some time now

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 4 May 2012 01:51 (1 year ago) Permalink


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