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  • Louis C.K. is taking a hiatus from “Louie” and his latest Madison Square Garden performance is available for a buck

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    As you very well may know by now, Louis C.K. will be taking an extended hiatus from his award-winning FX show Louie. But don’t fret, with other projects always in the works, he’ll have something coming down the pike before you know it. He always does. Recently, he’s been trailing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and he’s now just announced his recent Madison Square Garden appearances are available for audio download on his site for a “name-your-price” amount starting at one dollar. “I have put a new show up on louisck.net. It’s called ‘Louis CK live at Madison Square Garden.’ The show is exactly what is described there,” he wrote on his website. “It’s the audio from my last of 3 shows that I performed at Madison Square Garden early this year. Some of the material is in the Comedy Store Special. Some of it isn’t. But it’s also a fun show on it’s own. Since it’s repeated material, I’m giving you the option to set your price anywhere from 1 dollar to 85. The default is 5. I hope you like it.” We are very much looking forward to seeing what he does during his hiatus and have our ear to the ground.

    Louis C.K., Jimmy Fallon, Ray Romano, Steven Wright to perform at Denis Leary’s 2015 “Comics Come Home” charity show

    Comics Come Home 2015Every year in The fall Denis Leary has put on a charitable show, Comics Come Home. It’s a regal affair with the best comedians in the business heading to Boston for a night of stand-up comedy that raises money for The Cam Neely Foundation. This year will be the 21st year of the show, making it legal to drink now (if a festival could drink) and once again, Leary and his team have put together a night with some of the biggest comedians in the business participating. Louis C.K., Lenny Clarke, Chris Distefano, Jimmy Fallon, Christine Hurley, Ray Romano, Steven Wright are scheduled to perform.

    All proceeds from this event benefit The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care. Since its inception, Comics Come Home has raised nearly $8 million to provide comfort, support and hope to cancer patients and their families. unds raised at this year’s show will help complete a pledge to Tufts Medical Center of $1.5 million to build the Marlene Neely Endoscopy Suite in memory of Cam’s mother who lost her battle with colon cancer. The 2015 Comics Come Home is presented by DCU for Kids and co-sponsored by Raptor. Read More

    Louis C.K. is shadowing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio all for the sake of comedy

    Louis CK with Mayor de Blasio

    It’s been reported that Louis C.K. has been following around New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for an upcoming project. He’s attended meetings with the Financial Control Board as well as City Hall staff in regards to mental health. Once news broke the mayor joked, there’s “a lot of comedy at City Hall.” This isn’t the first encounter between the two. In fact, back in March, Louie appeared at the annual Inner Circle Show, a charity event featuring the city’s political reporters. Now all of this has been with the permission of the Mayor. “I don’t know what it is yet. I’m just messing around with something, and we’ll see how it goes.” stated C.K. Well, let’s hope something comes of all this research because the probability of it being something good is high.

    Tig Notaro to star in new Amazon comedy from Louis C.K.

    Tig Notaro

    Everything is turning up Tig. And that’s not an understatement. Netflix recently released the documentary, Tig, which tells the incredible story of her search and discovery of humor and love amid devastating news. Showtime released its own doc with her entitled Knock Knock, It’s Tig Notaro. It follows the deadpan comedian across the country as she puts on a series of stand-up performances in the homes, backyards, barns and basements of her most loyal fans, with each intimate show offering the potential for epiphany or disaster. HBO is about to release her new stand-up special, Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted, premiering August 22. And now Amazon is getting in on the Tig game. The stand-up comedian will star in and co-write a semi-autobiographical comedy, which has scored a pilot order at the streaming service, alongside Oscar winner Diablo Cody (Juno). Notaro and Cody will executive produce the series alongside Louis C.K. The comedy initially was set up as a script deal at FX but recently moved to Amazon.

    Watch the Trailer for The Secret Life of Pets with Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart

    The Secret Life of Pets is a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart make their animated feature-film debuts in the film, which co-stars Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks. It’s directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2), co-directed by Yarrow Cheney and written by Brian Lynch and Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio. The Secret Life of Pets hits theaters July 8 2016.

    This week on TV: summer is here, so set the DVR for Chris Gethard

    Chris GethardThe dog days of summer seem to have finally caught up with us. While that means there’s not much new happening in the TV world, we could still be watching season 5 of Louie but its intrepid leader got a bit too stoned to get us a full season 5. On the upside, The Chris Gethard Show finally came to realization that it’s happening with a great debut last week on its new home on Fusion, so if you haven’t set the DVR to start taping that, consider this a friendly reminder to get with it. Read More

    This week on TV: a stand-up two shot from Louis C.K. and Nick Swardson

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    Happy short week to you! Fresh off a holiday break (which we all needed right?) and just in time to kick off the summer, the stand-up comedy gods have blessed us with two stand-up specials airing on TV this week. First up on Thursday, right after the season finale of Louis C.K’s TV show, Louie on FX, the comedian’s latest comedy special, Live at the Comedy Store will make its television premiere. Then on Saturday, Nick Swardson will make his triumphant return to stand-up with a never-before-seen, brand spanking new stand-up special, Taste It. Swardson’s last special was in 2009, six long years for us Terry fans. Welcome back Nick! Here’s what else is going on this week. Read More

    Louis C.K. is accused of joke thievery in this cut Saturday Night Live sketch

    For some reason Kyle Mooney’s Bruce Chandling sketch always seems to be cut from Saturday Night Live. But that’s okay, because we have the internet where we can see the failed comedian character at work. Case in point, last night’s sketch where Louis C.K. accidentally ends up stealing Chandling’s material. Resulting in another great re-imagining of Louie’s opening sequence. Oh, and Bobby Moynihan drinks ketchup.

    Louis C.K. hosted Saturday Night Live: Season 40 ended on a high note

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    Season 40 of Saturday Night Live must’ve been a particularly grueling one for the cast and writers of the show. Not only managing to actually churn out the show every week, but the super grand SNL 40 episode that by the time this season came to an end, it’s very easy to see them gas out in the final episode. Rather than do that, they knocked it out of the park with easily one of the strongest episodes of the season. The relied on Louis C.K. who has been a super strong host in the three times he’s helmed the wheel. Last night was no different, delivering a monologue most thin skinned will be groaning about the next day and some of the edgiest moments we saw all year. Read More

    This week in comedy: Awards were won, and Mr. Burns is in limbo

    Louis CK Moth AwardAlthough there were lots of developments in the comedy world this week, Louis C.K. in particular had a pretty stellar seven days. He started by talking about his time as one of Conan O’Brian’s writers; check out this video of his trip to Late Night With Seth Meyers for the full scoop. C.K. will also host SNL this weekend, and you can watch promos here. But neither of these is the biggest news in his week: he won an award! He received the surprisingly obscure Moth Award for his excellent storytelling skills. Congratulations are in order!

    Elsewhere in the comedy world this week:

    – Who better than stand-up vet Brian Regan to be the focus of Comedy Central’s first ever live stand-up special? Not your typical pre-recorded jaunt, this one’s got everyone taking note. Regan also swung by Letterman for his last set ever there.

    – For Mother’s Day, Reese Witherspoon hosted Saturday Night Live, and it was mostly good.

    – The NBC fall comedy lineup is notably short on Friday primetime slots.

    – It’s almost summer, so you know what that means: a new season of Orange Is The New Black is just moments away.

    – NBC is recruiting some big names from its hit sitcoms for a new project: Rob Lowe, Megan Mullally, and Jenna Fischer will appear together in You, Me, and the End of the World. Read More