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The Particular Horror of Hearing Creepy Stories About Famous Men Who Should Know Better

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Between Gawker publishing rumors that beloved comedian Louis C.K. has a tendency to expose himself (and I don’t mean emotionally) to women in the comedy world and today’s BuzzFeed piece alleging that a well-known TV character actor most recently seen on Mad Men acted inappropriately in the publication’s offices, it’s been a banner week for learning that a few male celebrities whose work addresses sexist and downright creepy behavior… may also practice that behavior.
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Louis C.K.’s ‘Live at the Comedy Store’ Is a Special With the Spontaneity of a Workshop Set

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In Louis C.K.’s (second) email accompanying the announcement of his surprise new special Live at the Comedy Store, the comedian talked about small comedy clubs (as opposed to the larger theaters he’s been performing in) and why they have been — and remain — so important to him as an inventive, constantly performing comedian. Live at the Comedy Store was, as the title suggests, filmed at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, one of the many smaller comedy clubs where C.K. paid his dues as a comedian, and one that he still goes back to. Available via his website for $5, the special is something of a tribute to these clubs. It is also, of course, uproariously funny.
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The Best Quotes from Louis C.K.’s Charlie Rose Interview

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Comedy god Louis C.K. stopped by Charlie Rose recently for a half-hour conversation, but we wish it were twice that (hell, we’d watch if it were four times as long). It can be hard to suffer through Charlie Rose interviews without yelling “SHUT UP!” at the screen, hoping he’ll stop interrupting his subject and just let them talk. With other guests, this is frustrating, but when Rose is cutting off Louis C.K.‘s stories, it’s downright infuriating. Still, when he actually stopped talking and let C.K. get a word in, we learned some fascinating stuff.
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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments

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There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This time, Brooklyn Nine-Nine kicks off while The Newsroom winds down.
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Here’s All the Great Stuff Louis C.K. Said at the ‘Blue Jasmine’ Press Conference

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Yesterday’s press conference for the new Woody Allen film Blue Jasmine featured four members of the film’s impressive cast, and was full of good stories: Cate Blanchett talked about how she got involved via two of Woody’s notoriously brief casting conversations (“He and I spoke for about three and a half minutes,” before he sent the script, and “another 45 seconds when we agreed to do the film together”); Peter Sarsgaard recalled Allen’s sometimes brusque direction (“You sound like an actor saying lines”); Andrew Dice Clay discussed his motivation in his scenes (“I didn’t like Cate’s character too much because I hate the rich”). But the star of the afternoon was Louis C.K., whether joking around with Dice (“You’ve been rich for, like, 40 years though, man”) or cracking up the press with his stories about getting cast and making the film. When you put a microphone in front of Louie, he just goes, and he’s funny. Here’s what he had to say about the experience:
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10 Louis C.K. Movies You (Probably) Haven’t Seen

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The new season of Mad Men is underway, the Breaking Bad premiere date is set, so as soon as the new season of Louie gets going, our summer viewing needs will be all taken care — oh hell, that’s right, Louie won’t be back until next spring. His new special has already aired, his promo tour for it is over; how the hell do you get your Louis C.K. fix these days? From YouTube, of course. Strangely, not many people are aware that Louie worked his way up to writing, directing, editing, and starring in Louie with two decades of short and indie film work; a quick tour of his early films offers a tantalizing glimpse at the development of his considerable …Read More

‘Oh My God’ Is Louis C.K.’s Best Stand-up Special Yet

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In the opening moments of his new special Oh My God, Louis C.K. is seen standing backstage, waiting patiently. He takes a sip of water, checks his watch, and then strolls out to thunderous applause. And when he does, comedy nerds’ jaws are bound to drop in recognition of the location: he’s performing at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona, the distinctive in-the-round venue where George Carlin did his second HBO On Location special. Maybe the placement was accidental, but I doubt it. For years, Louie has been positioning himself as the heir apparent to the late, great Carlin: America’s finest road comic, a stand-up whose productivity is only matched by his brilliance.
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16 Things We Learned From Louis C.K.’s Reddit AMA

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“Hi. It’s Louis. I’m here doing one of these again.” Ahead of Saturday night’s premiere of the stand-up special Louis C.K. Oh My God on HBO, Louis C.K. hosted an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session over on Reddit. Questions ranged from the most amateur jokes he’s told and his worst hecklers to money matters, his culinary talents, and Ewan McGregor’s dick. We combed through the conversation to pick out the best and pithiest of the comedian’s offerings; after the jump, 16 things we learned.
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Flavorwire’s Guide to Movies You Need to Stream This Week

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Welcome to Flavorwire’s streaming movie guide, in which we help you sift through the scores of movies streaming on Netflix, Hulu, and other services to find the best of the recently available, freshly relevant, or soon to expire. This week, we’ve got new films starring Aubrey Plaza, Mike Birbiglia, John Krasinksi, Sarah Polley, Rosemarie DeWitt, Olivia Thirlby, and Paul Dano, plus three of last year’s best documentaries and a killer hour with our favorite stand-up. Check them all out after the jump, and follow the title links to watch them right now.
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