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. 2014 Emmy Award Nominations are out today.

    We’ve got interviews with several of the nominees: 

    Bryan Cranston, Jon Hamm, Matthew McConaughey, Tim Gunn, Jimmy Fallon, Lena Dunham, Edie Falco, Amy Poehler, Louis C.K, Fred Armisen/Carrie Brownstein, Tina Fey, Key & Peele, Amy Schumer, Jenji Kohan (Orange is the New Black), Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), Noah Hawley (Fargo)

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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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    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. Watching Louie right now like it’s my job.
It is my job.
Task: find an 8 second clip from Louie that will work in our New Year’s Day show.

    Watching Louie right now like it’s my job.

    It is my job.

    Task: find an 8 second clip from Louie that will work in our New Year’s Day show.

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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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