I saw it in an altered state about 8 or 9 years ago, expecting very little....and I thought it was considerably better than it's reputation. So it was totally gratifying when I stumbled across that entry on his Wikipedia page.
He had this round table discussion on comedy with Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, and Ricky Gervais on HBO. It was a pretty interesting discussion.
Shut it down.
I have only seen one entire episode of this show (when his pregnant sister comes to visit), but the scenes I have seen from a couple of others made me stop and watch. Parts of it seem so boringly normal. Then some crazy or bizarre shit happens that leaves me with my jaw on the floor in shock, but laughing my ass off at the same time. Or cringing. Hopefully I will catch more eps soon.
2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012.1, 2013.1, 2014.1
At the risk of crashing it further:
Bummer that there's no Los Angeles date; maybe he will add one in that gap between Chicago and SF.
Also, thank you for not copy pasting the whole letter from like Spooks did.
If you all have not read his reddit AMA from around the time he made the million bucks over night you should really seek it out. A magnificent bastard.
The LA dates will be forthcoming maybe even after tonight's shows at the Improv. It's just another beast finding venues not locked into ticket deals.
got my Denver tix!
got my dallas ticket. still contemplating either austin show.
Gots mah Denver tixs. Thanks Gabe.
his kids look 0% black. what gives.
I think after the first season aired, someone asked him about why he had the same actress play his date in one episode and his mom in another, and he said he just doesn't care. So I guess that's what happened there. He just makes shit up and changes it all the time. The first season he had a brother, the second season he had 2 sisters. The first season his wife was a white, blonde lady. I just watched the episode in the second season where he buys that 17 million dollar house that he cannot at all afford, like that is completely impossible for him to have bought, and I can't remember now what happens with that. If they ever even show them living there or if they're just in another apartment later on.
Also, samiksha, he didn't buy the house.
He's characterized the show as a series of short films. If you think about it like that, you won't waste any time trying to keep the timeline sensible.
I still don't know what happened with his niece and sister.
Yes, what TomServo said. To paraphrase an interview I saw with him, he said the it is edited also helps indicate the order of things. His examples were if Louie is mid comedy act and then it cuts to a life moment then its considered part of the comedy act's routine more or less. Where as when you see walk up the steps of the comedy club and start interacting with the world than that is true life for the character. But the editing is as inconstant as the continuity is so it really doesn't matter too much.
I'd get a huge kick out of him revealing that they made the wife black just for the sake of inspiring this kind of conversation.
I thought the first episode back was great. I love the episodes that jump around a bit more. The blurred penis bit of the stand up was hilarious as well!
Not that relevatory, but...
On casting an African-American woman as Louie's ex-wife even though his kids are white:
"It just was the actress being as good as she was and the character feeling right. I think when people first see her, their brains do a little DNA map and go, "I'm not sure how that would happen." And I think with my show people say Ahh, just go ahead. And then they watch the scene. The thing that's important is what's getting said. Her performances are really compelling. I like what that character brings out in me and in the show, so for me, that trumped whatever logistical notion. She's very direct and very self-possessed. And she's got a great demeanor for someone who has moved on in her life. She's moved on in life and she's on a good new chapter, and she looks like she's in a better new chapter than me, as far as us having shared a chapter earlier. So I think that's a good contrast."
the mom isn't really relevant other than someone to call and ask about the kids anyway. also, i think bottom line the budget is cheap enough he gets away with being an asshole, but also has to ask people to play for cheap, which would mean no consistent mother character.
"strap on the feed bag"
St Vincent 3/19, Cut Copy 3/31, The Knife 4/9, Mogwai 4/15, Pixies 4/17
Best TV role for a recent Oscar winner in recent history? Did Natalie Portman have her Oscar when she was rapping on SNL?
Then again, I have a soft spot for Melissa Leo as Homicide: Life on the Street is one of my all-time favorite shows.