1. The “So Did the Fat Lady” episode of Louie — which generated a lot of buzz — just earned Louis C.K an Emmy for outstanding writing in a comedy series.
Louie, who is also overweight, rejects Vanessa (Sarah Baker) when she asks him out because of her appearance. Vanessa then schools Louie about what it’s like “to be the fat girl,” and society’s double standards about weight.
Here’s what Louis C.K. said about that scene in our recent interview:

"I’ve been several weights in my life and I know what it feels like to feel like you’re on the outside looking in [on] the real party in life… In school you’re confronted with kids saying stuff to you. I was heavy for parts of my school life, or awkward… At least in high school kids make fun of you. After high school, you’re just alone. There’s just no people. You just get left alone. I know what it feels like to feel that way. I’m certainly not as heavy as some people but I’ve been heavy and I went bald at like 24, so I’ve always thought about it."
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    The “So Did the Fat Lady” episode of Louie — which generated a lot of buzz — just earned Louis C.K an Emmy for outstanding writing in a comedy series.

    Louie, who is also overweight, rejects Vanessa (Sarah Baker) when she asks him out because of her appearance. Vanessa then schools Louie about what it’s like “to be the fat girl,” and society’s double standards about weight.

    Here’s what Louis C.K. said about that scene in our recent interview:

    "I’ve been several weights in my life and I know what it feels like to feel like you’re on the outside looking in [on] the real party in life… In school you’re confronted with kids saying stuff to you. I was heavy for parts of my school life, or awkward… At least in high school kids make fun of you. After high school, you’re just alone. There’s just no people. You just get left alone. I know what it feels like to feel that way. I’m certainly not as heavy as some people but I’ve been heavy and I went bald at like 24, so I’ve always thought about it."

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  1. There is a version of divorced life where you’re partners and you’re both taking care of the kids, the kids are spending equal time with each parent, and there’s balance and there’s harmony between the parents because they’re not married in a bad marriage anymore. If you do it right, it’s a much better life for the kids. I was determined to make sure that my kids still felt me in their lives after divorce and then I was astonished to find out that they wanted to be with me all the time - that this was positive for them…and also that motivated for me to make a good life for myself so that the kids would have a good home when they came to my place. And their mom is a good co-parent, we’re good partners together, we’re friends and we’ve both I think done a pretty good job of letting the kids feel like they have everything. They have a mom and they have a dad who get along and who are both there for them.

    — Louis C.K. talks with Terry Gross about being divorced with two children

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  1. Fresh Air Weekend: Louis C.K, Hero Dogs, and Miles Davis 

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  1. Louis C.K. tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross why he always wears a cotton t-shirt when he’s onstage —- 

"I’ve done so many stand up specials where I’m wearing that shirt and the same jeans and everything and I’m a little sick of it now, so actually this season, I’m wearing a bunch of colored t-shirts.  It’s not a big shift, a green t-shirt instead of a black one…I love cotton. I have a very sweaty, misshapen body so I can’t wear a really nice structured shirt out of some kind of linen that needs to stay stiff. I just need cotton that just smooshes with me, so I feel good when I’m wearing that. I wish I was a guy in a suit, that’s what I thought I was gonna be when I started doing standup…I thought I would wear a tie even, but it’s never worked for me." 

You can listen to the rest of the interview here. 
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    Louis C.K. tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross why he always wears a cotton t-shirt when he’s onstage —- 

    "I’ve done so many stand up specials where I’m wearing that shirt and the same jeans and everything and I’m a little sick of it now, so actually this season, I’m wearing a bunch of colored t-shirts.  It’s not a big shift, a green t-shirt instead of a black one…I love cotton. I have a very sweaty, misshapen body so I can’t wear a really nice structured shirt out of some kind of linen that needs to stay stiff. I just need cotton that just smooshes with me, so I feel good when I’m wearing that. I wish I was a guy in a suit, that’s what I thought I was gonna be when I started doing standup…I thought I would wear a tie even, but it’s never worked for me." 

    You can listen to the rest of the interview here

    Photo via coolmaterial

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  1. There really isn’t a situation on stage that I feel like I won’t know how to handle. There’s some that I know that I can’t overcome. There are things where I’m like, ‘This crowd is just not gonna like me,’ but I also have a plan for that. You have to stay cool. You can’t let them change your plan. … I know even if I don’t open well, it’ll be okay; even if I lose them, I’ll get them back.

    When I was first starting in New York, they had prom shows where they’d fill the audience with kids that were just at their prom and they’re all drunk on limousine booze and as soon as you get on stage, they start yelling at you, before they decide if they like you or not. They boo you when you hit the stage. I used to eat prom shows for dinner. I used to book as many prom shows as I could. … I’ve been on stage with people yelling and booing and throwing stuff at me and I’ve hung in there.

    — Louis C.K. tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross how he built is onstage confidence

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  1. A bonus clip from today’s interview with Louis CK. He tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross why he liked playing the role of an FBI agent in American Hustle and what he learned from director, David O. Russell.

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  1. Tig has this really beautiful sound on stage, she has this way of dropping her jokes, that are wonderful, deadly jokes and they’re about small things, like bees and drapes, but they’re incredible. So here she is applying it to something really big and it was like an example of what comedy can do. It was an incredible example of what comedy is good at, which is taking people to the scary parts of their mind and making them laugh in those scary places, that’s a great gift.

    — Louis C.K. on Tig Notaro’s comedic style

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  1. "She [Tig Notaro] did something about looking at a picture of herself when she was five and saying to this cute little picture, “You’re gonna get cancer.” And we’re going omigod, and for me I was crying and laughing the whole time. A lot of it was just me connecting to what she was saying but to be right next to her, I was like eight feet away, right on the side of the stage behind a curtain, and hearing the audience lurching back and forth exploding then hushed, totally hushed, and then exploding again. I never saw anything like it, the way she controlled it."

    — Louis CK on Tig Notaro’s Largo set

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  1. I’m not on twitter and I don’t follow blogs…I woke up the next day and my phone when I turned it on just kept beeping, just so many voice mails and text messages. I didn’t understand how the whole world knew I had cancer. I was so confused and then to go from the 300 people that night to the world knew…my first thought when I was diagnosed was ‘Oh, I have to keep this a secret.’ I don’t want to lose work and then that just blew the roof off that. It was just so funny because I was talking to my manager just days before like, “How are we going to keep this a secret?”

    — Comedian Tig Notaro on Louis CK’s tweet describing her set as ‘masterful’

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    John Powers takes on Louie:

In this new season, for instance, Louie has a hilarious encounter with a truck-driving businesswoman, played with enormous vim by Melissa Leo, that’s so gleefully dirty that we can’t find even a snippet to share with you.
The same is often true of his standup act, where C.K. has perhaps a tad too much faith in the belief that talking about masturbation is always funny.
Yet what gives C.K.’s comedy its richness is that even the filthy stuff is never there just for its own sake, the way it is in, say, HBO’s Veep, which vaunts its soaring cadenzas of profanity. It has something serious behind it, a sense of urban melancholy, of male fragility, or the mere desire to understand wayward feelings. And C.K.’s humor is conceptual.

    John Powers takes on Louie:

    In this new season, for instance, Louie has a hilarious encounter with a truck-driving businesswoman, played with enormous vim by Melissa Leo, that’s so gleefully dirty that we can’t find even a snippet to share with you.

    The same is often true of his standup act, where C.K. has perhaps a tad too much faith in the belief that talking about masturbation is always funny.

    Yet what gives C.K.’s comedy its richness is that even the filthy stuff is never there just for its own sake, the way it is in, say, HBO’s Veep, which vaunts its soaring cadenzas of profanity. It has something serious behind it, a sense of urban melancholy, of male fragility, or the mere desire to understand wayward feelings. And C.K.’s humor is conceptual.

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  1. Posted on 22 June, 2012

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    Today: Louis C.K. on Comedy, Love, Loss and Life View in High-Res

    Today: Louis C.K. on Comedy, Love, Loss and Life

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  1. Note to bosses: this was the least obscene photograph of something-Louis CK-related that I could find on Tumblr. - Mel 
Tomorrow: Louis CK [Louis previously on Fresh Air]

    Note to bosses: this was the least obscene photograph of something-Louis CK-related that I could find on Tumblr. - Mel

    Tomorrow: Louis CK [Louis previously on Fresh Air]

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  1. David Bianculli, on Lena Dunham’s new series Girls: “The voice Hannah the character, and Girls the series, comes closest to echoing, and emulating, is that of Louis C.K.’s character on the FX series Louie. He, like Hannah, seems to be fighting an uphill battle against life in New York, and questioning what it all means. And looking for love in a lot of the wrong places, and venting his frustrations in ways that sometimes are brilliantly clever, and other times are hilariously, helplessly nonverbal.” View in High-Res

    David Bianculli, on Lena Dunham’s new series Girls: “The voice Hannah the character, and Girls the series, comes closest to echoing, and emulating, is that of Louis C.K.’s character on the FX series Louie. He, like Hannah, seems to be fighting an uphill battle against life in New York, and questioning what it all means. And looking for love in a lot of the wrong places, and venting his frustrations in ways that sometimes are brilliantly clever, and other times are hilariously, helplessly nonverbal.”

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  1. Today: Maurice Sendak, Danny Burstein
Tomorrow: Stephen Colbert, Trey Parker and Matt Stone
Monday: Seth MacFarlane, Louis CK
The Complete Best Of Fresh Air 2011, in case you missed anything.

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    Monday: Seth MacFarlane, Louis CK

    The Complete Best Of Fresh Air 2011, in case you missed anything.

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  1. Audio for Terry’s interview with Louis CK is now up. Enjoy! 

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