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FX trying to sell plain black t-shirt in the name of Louis C.K. (Update)

FX trying to sell plain black t-shirt in the name of Louis C.K. (Update)

By | May 28, 2012 at 2:56 pm | 3 comments

UPDATE: 1:15 pm EST, May 29 After our story went live yesterday, it seems there's been a change to the Louie merchandise page on FX. The Inspired by Louie Black T-Shirt is no longer available for purchase. Coincidence? I seriously doubt it. I have to imagine -- let's call it...

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Dan Harmon responds to his ousting, and we respond to Sony’s bad ‘Community’ decision

Dan Harmon responds to his ousting, and we respond to Sony’s bad ‘Community’ decision

By | May 19, 2012 at 1:46 pm | 8 comments

Seeing as he hadn't signed on to produce Community-- even after it was announced it had been renewed for a new season, we knew it wasn't looking good for Dan Harmon. And now it's official. The creator and executive producer of the Thursday night comedy -- which just aired its...

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Aziz Ansari and Louis C.K. combine DIY aesthetic with traditional distribution for new specials

Aziz Ansari and Louis C.K. combine DIY aesthetic with traditional distribution for new specials

By | May 9, 2012 at 3:21 pm | No comments

There are two lessons we can learn from Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari and Jim Gaffigan-- the trio of comedians who successfully self-released their own new comedy specials. The first lesson is that it works, IF -- and it's a big "if" -- you have a large enough fanbase. The second...

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Miller Lite launches comedy competition, but they should be more honest about it

Miller Lite launches comedy competition, but they should be more honest about it

By | May 2, 2012 at 12:48 pm | 21 comments

Miller Lite, today, announced the launch of It's Miller Time-- what the popular beer brand is describing as "a search for the best up-and-coming comedian in America." And they've wisely enlisted one of the most powerful comedians today, Kevin Hart, to act as a special judge and...

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Greta Van Susteren hates Louis C.K. but just loves Lindsay Lohan?

Greta Van Susteren hates Louis C.K. but just loves Lindsay Lohan?

By | April 27, 2012 at 12:51 pm | 3 comments

Fox News host Greta Van Susteren refused to attend the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner on June 8 in Washington D.C because Louis C.K. was scheduled to perform. In short, she said “he denigrates all women,” and that’s why she decided she wasn’t...

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Catholic League emails Daily Show’s ‘Vagina Manger’ photo because that’s what God would do

Catholic League emails Daily Show’s ‘Vagina Manger’ photo because that’s what God would do

By | April 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm | 12 comments

It’s likely you’ve been following the recent brouhaha between Jon Stewart and conservative Christian groups over a graphic, wherein a Christmas manger was Photoshopped between the legs of a naked woman during the April 16 episode of The Daily Show. Well, the issue isn’t...

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Did Sarah Silverman go too far with abortion satire on Twitter?

Did Sarah Silverman go too far with abortion satire on Twitter?

By | April 20, 2012 at 3:37 pm | 13 comments

You may have heard Sarah Silverman has once again come under fire-- this time for a pair of tweets some people are calling a cry for attention, while others have celebrated as a poignant political statement. The outspoken comedian tweeted a photo of herself, exposing her belly,...

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Dear, NBC: Let ‘The Office’ die a dignified death

Dear, NBC: Let ‘The Office’ die a dignified death

By | April 13, 2012 at 4:13 pm | 6 comments

It's been a less-than-stellar Steve Carell-less season of The Office, and so the plans for its future continue to be a mystery-- not just to audiences, but to most of those involved with the show. There have been many major changes and rumors swirling in the past six months. So...

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Guest post: Kathleen Madigan on the Masters golf tournament’s policy of no women

Guest post: Kathleen Madigan on the Masters golf tournament’s policy of no women

By | April 13, 2012 at 12:57 pm | One comment

For people who don’t golf, the Masters is a tournament played in Augusta, Georgia every April. It’s one of the four “major” tournaments and the only one always played at the same course. It is so revered that many times when the announcers speak, there’s soft guitar...

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