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November 14, 2013
15:46 // 8 months ago
April 5, 2013
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New York Times Interview with Louis C. K.

“I’ve got maybe 10 years to ladle the butter into a jar for my kids and then die,” he said over a recent breakfast in the West Village.
Side note: He has some great stuff in this Howard Stern interview about his creative process.

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New York Times Interview with Louis C. K.

“I’ve got maybe 10 years to ladle the butter into a jar for my kids and then die,” he said over a recent breakfast in the West Village.

Side note: He has some great stuff in this Howard Stern interview about his creative process.

9:18 // 1 year ago
August 20, 2012
Actress and comedienne Phyllis Diller dies at 95
An Icon Passes: A spokesperson has confirmed that actress and comedienne Phyllis Diller has passed away in her Los Angeles home. According to Milton Suchin, her manager for many years, Phyllis “died peacefully in her sleep with a smile on her face.” She is credited as one of the first successful female nightclub comedians, and also found success on a number of television shows during the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. Additionally, Diller was the 1992 recipient of the American Comedy Award for Lifetime Achievement. She is survived by her son and two daughters. (Photo via Ottawa Citizen) source
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An Icon Passes: A spokesperson has confirmed that actress and comedienne Phyllis Diller has passed away in her Los Angeles home. According to Milton Suchin, her manager for many years, Phyllis “died peacefully in her sleep with a smile on her face.” She is credited as one of the first successful female nightclub comedians, and also found success on a number of television shows during the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. Additionally, Diller was the 1992 recipient of the American Comedy Award for Lifetime Achievement. She is survived by her son and two daughters. (Photo via Ottawa Citizen) source

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16:01 // 1 year ago
August 7, 2012
Last we checked, the movie is a comedy. Maybe more to the point is that it’s laughable to take political guidance or moral instruction from a guy who makes obscene gestures with a monkey on a bus in Bangkok.
Phillip Ellender, spokesman for Charles and David Koch • Responding to comments made by actor and comedian Zach Galifianakis, who recently told the New York Daily News that he disagreed with “everything” the brothers do politically. “It’s not freedom what they are doing,” added Galifianakis. In response, Ellender said the comedian’s statements “appear to be based on false attacks made by our political opponents, [and] demonstrate a lack of understanding of our longstanding support of individual freedom, freedom of expression and constitutional rights.” Sounds like a showdown in the making … between two ferns. source (viafollow)
13:26 // 1 year ago
June 26, 2012
Doing things this way means I”m making less than I would have made if I did a standard tour, using the usual very excellent but expensive ticketing service. In some cities I’ve had to play smaller venues and do more shows. But I like doing more shows and about a year ago I reached a place where I realized I am making enough money doing comedy so the next thing that interested me is bringing your price down. Either way, I still make a whole lot more than my grandfather who taught math and raised chickens in Michigan.
Comedian Louis C.K. • Telling his fans about his unique touring plans — which involve him selling tickets on his site much the same way he sold his last comedy special online. The costs generally tacked onto the tickets are absorbed into the price, and he’ll be performing multiple nights at some venues to make up for some of the lower costs (still around $40/show), but the best part about the tickets is that if they find out the tickets are getting scalped and/or resold for a higher price, they’ll cancel the ticket and refund the original buyer. Take that, ticket brokers!
8:09 // 2 years ago
February 24, 2012

Comedian Bill Maher: Now a major pro-Obama Super PAC donor

  • $1 million donated to the poorly-named Priorities USA Action source

» But wait … isn’t that a conflict of interest? Granted, Maher, who leans on the liberal side but has called himself libertarian in the past, doesn’t exactly hide his political views, but considering he’s a commentator who regularly questions both sides of the aisle, you wonder if that crosses an ethical line. Then again, will his audience care? On the other hand, as the Christian Science Monitor points out, Maher tends to do better, comedy-wise, when there’s a Republican in office, so this might hurt him a little. By the way, Maher’s announcement, which came during a Yahoo webcast, was a bit of a shock to those in the audience, though Maher had fun with the announcement, mocking the name of the Super PAC he’s donating to.

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14:48 // 2 years ago
November 29, 2011
Comedian Patrice O’Neal dies at 41: A real bummer; he was one of the funniest guys on TV, and was always a welcome face on any number of comedy shows (including “The Office,” “Arrested Development” and a number of comedy roasts). And he died of complications from a stroke? Too soon. You’ll be missed.

Comedian Patrice O’Neal dies at 41: A real bummer; he was one of the funniest guys on TV, and was always a welcome face on any number of comedy shows (including “The Office,” “Arrested Development” and a number of comedy roasts). And he died of complications from a stroke? Too soon. You’ll be missed.

13:35 // 2 years ago