"C.K., 44, is ringing out a career year. Louie is a critically adored hit that blurs together cringe comedy, poignant drama, bathroom humor, slapstick gore and surrealist flights of fancy: It’s impossible to say exactly what you’re watching, and impossible to pull your eyes away. In an unprecedented arrangement, C.K. wields absolute creative control over the series, not just starring in it but also writing, directing and editing every episode by himself, with no network interference in matters of scriptwriting, casting or shooting."
So I posted a quote a few days ago about the HBO vs. FX approach to comedy. That’s it, in a nutshell. FX has a handful of shows where they literally just hand the keys to stars and say, “do what you want.” There is no doubt that the guys on It’s Always Sunny
are unencumbered by network interference. And look what’s it’s gotten them: a group of standout comedies that are unlike anything on television. Also, this is an excellent profile of Louis CK in the latest Rolling Stone
. Also this blog is only about Louis CK and the Black Keys, hope that’s ok.