If you’ve ever wondered why many people look at Louis C.K. as a flagpole for how to run a comedy career these days, this clip from his lengthy interview with Bill Simmons for Grantland’s podcast sheds some light on the process. C.K. reveals that he’s learned to operate in the realm of business that makes both himself and those writing the checks comfortable. From ticket prices vs. guarantee with venues to how he can cheaply make his critically acclaimed show Louie without really worrying the execs at FX in return for creative control.
I could watch clips of interesting people talking about interesting things like this all day.