Thursday, July 01, 2010

Louis CK's "Louie" is a Comedy Masterpiece

With its two episode premiere on FX this week, Louie has established itself as the best comedy on TV. In fact, Louie is without a doubt the funniest show since Arrested Development went off the air in 2006. Beyond that, you would have to go all the way back to Seinfeld to find anything that can touch it.

Speaking of Seinfeld, Louis CK (who is also a stand-up comedian) has deconstructed the Seinfeld formula and has put it back together as a dark, miserable, yet hilarious world. With his stable of comedian friends (Jim Norton, Nick Di Paolo, etc.), and his unique ability to turn misery into comedy, CK has created a framework for a comedy classic.

You can catch the first two episodes online at FX (http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/originals/louie). Episode 1 airs again on Sunday at 11:30pm and Tuesday at 11:30pm.

New episodes of Louie air on Tuesdays at 11:00pm on FX. A repeat episode airs immediately afterward at 11:30pm.   

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