‘Inside Amy Schumer’ Isn’t Cancelled, It’s Just on Hiatus

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Courtesy of Comedy Central

Amy Schumer probably expected to spend this week promoting her new book, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo. While her book is getting some great reviews, she’s instead spent most of the week talking about her Comedy Central show Inside Amy Schumer and one of its writers, Kurt Metzger. After Kurt courted some controversy a couple of days ago with his comments on UCB’s banning of a comic who had been accused of sexual assault (read all about it here), Amy began receiving tweets and Continue reading

Surprise! Louis CK Has a New TV Show

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In what is somehow both surprising and entirely unsurprising news, Louis CK released an episode of a new television show this morning on his website, louisck.net.

The new show is called Horace and Pete and co-stars Steve Buscemi. Louis and Steve play the title characters (Horace and Pete, respectively), who are the co-owners of a bar. Alan Alda joins as Uncle Pete, Nick DiPaolo, Kurt Metzger, Jessica Lange, and Steven Wright all drop in as patrons, and Aidy Bryant plays Horace’s daughter and Edie Falco plays his sister. All in all, it’s quite the lineup of guest stars for an unadvertised first episode of a series.

There was absolutely no hints that Louis was working on anything like this — as far as we knew, Louis was keeping busy in his role as an executive producer of Zach Galifianakis’ FX comedy Baskets and as the co-creator of Pamela Adlon’s upcoming FX show Better Things (he also directed the pilot). When he appeared on the FX panel at the TCA’s earlier this month, Louis was asked about the status of the sixth season of Louie, to which he replied: Continue reading

Kurt Metzger/Damien Lemon/Rachel Feinstein Comedy Central Specials

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Comedy Central offered up a solid night of stand-up comedy on Friday. This continues the great work that the network has done to promote stand-up comedy recently. Fourth Mic is a big fan of many of the latest specials that have aired on Comedy Central as well as Comedy Underground with Dave Attell.

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