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Louis C.K. Reveals Secret Movie, Pushes for Theaters to Screen

Louis C.K. is releasing a new movie and, in the process, is leveling up his efforts to return to mainstream industry acceptance. The controversial comic announced on his website Friday that he’s directed a new indie film, Fourth of July, that will play in “select theaters” in July (trailer below). C.K. co-wrote the movie with […]

Guest Column: Blame Louis C.K.’s Grammy Comeback on Comedy’s Gatekeepers

“And the Grammy Award for best comedy album goes to … public masturbator Louis C.K.!” Wait. Let’s back up. It was November 2021. While I was in New York City for the NY Comedy Festival, I was invited by a comedian friend to the Comedy Cellar. So there I was, part of the inner circle, […]

Louis C.K.’s Grammy Win Stirs Questions and Controversy

Louis C.K.’s Grammy win for best comedy album on Sunday was his first major award since a 2017 scandal in which he admitted to several incidents of sexual misconduct. The award was presented during the Grammy Premiere Ceremony prior to the main telecast. The comedian wasn’t present at the MGM Grand Conference Marquee Ballroom in […]

Grammys: Justin Bieber, Billie Eilish Shut Out as Jon Batiste Surprises With Album of the Year Win

Two years ago, Billie Eilish made history at the Grammys by becoming the youngest artist to sweep the four general field categories — album, record and song of the year and best new artist. And this year, a number of experts predicted that Olivia Rodrigo could follow in Eilish’s footsteps, or at least capture a […]

Louis C.K. Wins Grammy for Comedy Album in Which He Addresses Sexual Misconduct Revelations

Louis C.K.’s 2020 comedy special, in which he joked about the sexual misconduct revelations against him, has won the award for best comedy album at the 2022 Grammys. Sincerely Louis CK, the disgraced comedian’s first special since 2017 — the same year he acknowledged several accusations of sexual misconduct that were made against him — […]

Louie Anderson, Iconic Stand-Up Comic and ‘Baskets’ Star, Dies at 68

The Emmy-winning actor and author also created 'Life With Louie,' appeared in both 'Coming to America' films and hosted 'Family Feud.'

How Death of His Sister Inspired Bob Saget’s Tireless Mission to Find Cure for Scleroderma

Dr. Luke Evnin not only hoped it would happen, he could picture it. Someday in the not-too-distant future, maybe 10 or 15 years, he and longtime friend Bob Saget would catch up and reminisce about their contributions that led to a cure for scleroderma, the rare and sometimes life-threatening autoimmune disorder that largely affects the […]

Grammys: Dave Chappelle, Louis C.K. Among Hollywood Stars Nominated

A myriad of Hollywood stars and some controversial figures are among those nominated at the 64th annual Grammy Awards, revealed by the Recording Academy on Tuesday. Dave Chappelle and poet Amir Sulaiman received a nomination for the Netflix special 8:46, in the best spoken word album category. Chappelle has previously won in the same category in […]

Marc Maron Says Longtime Friend Louis C.K. Is “Not Talking to Me Anymore”

Marc Maron is back on the road, crisscrossing the country perfecting a new one-hour stand-up special with plans to “premiere it in a big way” at the New York Comedy Festival in November. “It’s been great,” he told The Hollywood Reporter on the carpet at the Respect premiere, where he was promoting his role as […]

Louis C.K.’s Latest Comeback an Oddly Normal Night of Off-Color Comedy

The first of two New York City shows for Louis C.K.’s 2021 national tour was a sold-out evening unmarred by any crowd or protest controversy — drastically different from the response to the disgraced comedian’s stage presence at one of his last major shows in the city several years ago. The Aug. 13 show was […]

Marc Maron Jokes About Being Typecast as “Aggravated Guy” in Music Movies: “I’m Fine With That, Man”

In Cameron Crowe’s critically acclaimed 2000 film Almost Famous, Marc Maron chewed up a scene as “Angry Promoter” by exchanging obscenities with the band Stillwater’s manager while chasing their tour bus outside his venue. “Amateurs!,” he yelled. “Lock the gates!” Maron is no longer an amateur when it comes to music-themed projects after racking up […]

‘The Comedy Store’: TV Review

Mike Binder's 'The Comedy Store,' a five-part Showtime docuseries about Hollywood's legendary Comedy Store, features interviews with David Letterman, Jim Carrey and other stand-up icons.