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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  1. Posted on 28 June, 2012

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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.

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

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  1. If I make a profit, that’s terrific. If I don’t, and I’m outraced by the Internet-thieving or whatever it is, it’s not that big a loss to me. It’s okay — a lot of people saw the video and it was interesting. This has been such an education for me. … And I’ve got the money back already. I broke even — and then some.

    — Louis CK talks about releasing his latest comedy video online.

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  1. I got a lot of emails from people saying, ‘Why can’t you just keep it clean? Because I am now shut off from your act by the horrible things you said, and that’s such a shame.’ And I would not usually respond to them, because I don’t return emails, but in my head and to a few of them I said, ‘Well, you’re the one putting the limit. Not me. I’m saying a bunch of stuff and you’re the one saying I should only say one facet of it.’ That’s a limit. But at the same time, when these people would write to me, I’d kind of like them. Whenever I’ve encountered a Christian saying, ‘Why don’t you stop talking like that so I can hear you?’ I think, ‘Well you’re the one putting the ear muffs on, but I wish you could hear me because I like you.’

    — Louis CK on emails from people who have seen some of his clean stand-up [full interview here]

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  1. Louis CK: “My daughters, I think they really enjoy what I do. There are certainly some things they can’t see in Louie because … the language is grown-up, and is for adults. They know  that. They get it. I’ve played them some George Carlin clips that have  cursing in them. I explain it to my kids that some people get  uncomfortable or their feelings get hurt by certain words, so you want  to respect that in regular life, but there is a reason for these words.  They’re not just ‘bad.’ So I’m bringing them along. They’ll see this  stuff when it’s appropriate to see it.”

    Louis CK: “My daughters, I think they really enjoy what I do. There are certainly some things they can’t see in Louie because … the language is grown-up, and is for adults. They know that. They get it. I’ve played them some George Carlin clips that have cursing in them. I explain it to my kids that some people get uncomfortable or their feelings get hurt by certain words, so you want to respect that in regular life, but there is a reason for these words. They’re not just ‘bad.’ So I’m bringing them along. They’ll see this stuff when it’s appropriate to see it.”

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  1. I would be told by a battery of people to keep it clean, keep it clean. And then I’d go on stage and the soldiers would beg me to get dirty and I would get really dirty. And then I’d come off stage and apologize. And I started to realize that’s what they all wanted me to do, including the people who were telling me to keep it clean.

    — On today’s Fresh Air, Louis CK talks about his USO appearances. 

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  1. Fresh Air Offices, 9:54 AM

    Coworker: Keep ass and bleep hole

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  1. Who wants to listen to Louis CK on today’s show? Hands? View in High-Res

    Who wants to listen to Louis CK on today’s show? Hands?

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