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  1. post comedy
    How Funny Does Comedy Need to Be?With Nanette, Atlanta, Eighth Grade, Drew Michael, and other similar serious comedies, are we entering the era of post-comedy?
  2. Why Some Artists Are Never Separated From Their Work (and Why Louis C.K. Was)After the news broke about Louis C.K., my thoughts landed on someone else. I thought about Lena Dunham.
  3. louis c.k.
    FX Severs Ties With Louis C.K.Louis C.K. produced four shows with FX: Better ThingsBasketsOne Mississippi, and The Cops.
  4. Tear Down the Boys’ Club That Protected Louis C.K.Louis C.K.’s sexual misconduct didn’t hurt the system. It maintained the system.
  5. A Masturbation Scene in New Louis C.K. Movie Just Got Even More UncomfortableIn which Charlie Day mimics the behavior that C.K. himself is being accused of.
  6. HBO, FX, and Netflix Respond to the Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against […]Two of the networks associated with Louis C.K. have responded to the allegations published by The New York Times yesterday. According to […]
  7. Louis C.K. Is DoneThese stories change our perception of C.K.’s work. It’s not only unavoidable, it’s a necessary part of processing art and coming to terms with it.
  8. The Controversial Episode of Louie That Now Plays Like a ConfessionalEven before the allegations against Louis C.K. went public, “Pamela Part 1” raised eyebrows.
  9. vulture lists
    Beyond Gordon Cole: A Guide to David Lynch’s Acting RolesDid you know he appeared in Louie?
  10. ‘He Can’t Just Let His Art Do the Talking": Read This Essay About Louis […]Louis C.K.’s new film I Love You, Daddy premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend, and now that the persistent rumors […]
  11. chat room
    Susan Kelechi Watson On This Is Us, Singing Hamilton on Set, and Louie“This show even gets to people who don’t cry. It’s coming for you any way you slice it.”
  12. Talking to the Gatekeepers of TV ComedyThe network executives behind Atlanta, Transparent, and more discuss how they find new talent and the best way to pitch a show.
  13. chat room
    Sarah Baker on Typecasting in Hollywood“People tend to be very unimaginative.”
  14. close reads
    What Pamela Adlon’s Work on Louie Tells Us About Better ThingsWhat we learned from revisiting the episodes Adlon wrote.
  15. In Conversation: Louis C.K.Talking feminism and optimism with the comedian who upended the conventions of TV comedy.
  16. mo' money mo' problems
    Louis C.K. Is ‘So Not Broke’ After Making H&P“It’s an enormous asset, and it’s mine forever.”
  17. tv review
    Horace and Pete Embraces the SilenceIts style demands that you experience drama in a way that’s anathema to the values of contemporary television.
  18. Louis C.K. on ‘Louie’: ‘I Can’t Feel That Show Anymore’Now that all ten episodes of Louis C.K.’s self-released series Horace and Pete are out, HitFix published a glowing, comprehensive review of the […]
  19. overnights
    Louie Recap: We’re Beyond YouLouie will shake a scene around until you’re 180 degrees away from where you started. 
  20. overnights
    Louie Recap: What’s Going on With Jane?Louie doesn’t understand any of the women around him, and it’s not for lack of trying.
  21. overnights
    Louie Recap: Tiny TerrorsLast night, Louie kept bringing us to wildly uncomfortable and deeply scary places.
  22. Read Advice Louis C.K. Gave to an 18-Year-Old Standup in 2005C.J. Toledano, a standup and former writer for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and The Onion News Network, wrote a piece for the Chicago comedy […]
  23. The Collected Wisdom of Louis C.K.Louis C.K. talks a lot. It’s his job. The guy’s been doing stand-up for nearly 30 years now, which means that over the years, he’s shared his […]
  24. happy new year
    Seitz: On Louie, ‘New Year’s Eve,’ and Respecting the MysteryOur TV critic has thought about this episode every day since he first watched it in September.
  25. louie
    Watch a Louie–‘Charlie Brown’ Mash-UpHe’s certainly rough on Lucy.
  26. year in culture 2012
    Matt Zoller Seitz’s Favorite Comedy Episodes of 2012See which installments of Louie, 30 Rock, Archer, and more made the list.
  27. gone too soon
    In Memoriam: TV Shows and Characters We Lost in 2012Grab the tissues!
  28. year in culture 2012
    Carl, Dana, and 2012’s Other Memorable TV KidsThey’re all troublemakers.
  29. year of culture 2012
    Matt Zoller Seitz’s Top 10 TV Shows for 2012The best in ambitious drama (Mad Men, Homeland) and fantastical comedy (Louie, Community).
  30. the times they are a changin'
    The Mindy Project and the Contemporary Peril of Reusing JokesAre the rom-com references getting to be too much?
  31. lengthy hiatuses
    Louie Won’t Be Back Until 2014Louis C.K. needs a break.
  32. louie
    Fake Louie Episodes Is a Twitter Account About Exactly What You’re Thinking“Martin Short invites Louie to play tennis. Louie says no.” We smell Emmy!
  33. vulture reads
    Your Sunday Long Reads: J.K. Rowling, Louie, and Joseph Gordon-LevittAnother excuse to stay indoors. 
  34. overnights
    Louie Recap: Auld Lang SyneDeath, daughters, and China in the season finale.
  35. overnights
    Louie Recap: The Crying Cleaning Lady ShowLouie as a late-night host. It’s not as bad an idea as you may think.
  36. fall tv 2012
    Vulture Diagnoses TV’s Most Notable Anti-heroesWe had a UCLA-affiliated psychiatrist diagnose, and prescribe treatments for, TV’s most compellingly mental characters.
  37. overnights
    Louie Recap: Now David Lynch Has Been on LouieSo that happened.
  38. chat room
    Melissa Leo on All the Louie Love“I have worked for 30 years and won an Academy Award. I have never had a response like that to anything.”
  39. tv
    Seitz: How the Best Shows Are Turning Viewers Into Shrinks2011 was the season of TV on the couch.
  40. overnights
    Louie Recap: The ProposalThe first entry of a three-part arc begins with something we usually see in other, more predictable shows: the setup episode.
  41. overnights
    Louie Recap: I’ll Have What She’s HavingLouie can’t shake the memory of Parker Posey.
  42. matt zoller seitz
    Why Is Louie Such a Remarkable TV Show?It’s not necessarily the content that amazes, but rather the form, which is revolutionary.
  43. overnights
    Louie Recap: Silly C.K.Dude jumped into a speedboat! Last night’s episode was gloriously ludicrous.
  44. overnights
    Louie Recap: Best Friends Forever?In which he tries to make amends with Marc Maron.
  45. louie
    Watch a Deleted Scene From LouieAdults don’t say the darndest things.
  46. louie
    Watch a Supercut of Louie’s Most Awkward Interactions With WomenAwkward!
  47. overnights
    Louie Recap: Potty HumorLouie has settled into its third season comfortably enough to lob us a double feature of short-form silliness.
  48. season renewals
    FX Renews Louie, Hints It’ll Re-up Charlie SheenIs also close to a deal to bring back Wilfred.
  49. matt zoller seitz
    Seitz: How Posey Made Louie an Even Greater ShowParker Posey’s two episodes are among the most revelatory we’ve seen this year.
  50. overnights
    Louie Recap: The Woman Named Tape RecorderLouie can often feel like a whole film in the span of 22 minutes. Last night’s episode was one of those instances.
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