Louis C.K. has a deal unlike anyone else’s on TV: his network, FX, has no approval rights and offers no notes. He is also the show’s lone writer, editor, director, and star. A profile.
Monday, May 16
Tuesday, May 3
On the talent, ego, and late father of Bryant Gumbel.
Saturday, April 30
A profile of Larry Garrison, the man who “gets paid to bring tabloid stories to TV news programs.”
Thursday, April 28
A profile of Steve Carell, whose last appearance as Michael Scott in The Office airs tonight.
Saturday, April 23
Wednesday, April 13
It’s like when they fucking show—I know nothing about plays and shit, but sometimes they’ll show a play on TV, and it’s fucking shit, because you’re like, “What the fuck, am I supposed to think that’s a moon?” Like it’s a cardboard moon or some shit.
On Chuck Lorre, creator of the #1 (Two and a Half Men) and #2 comedy on American television, former cruise ship guitarist, composer of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme song, and recently antagonist of Charlie Sheen.
Thursday, April 7
Friday, April 1
On David Milch; Yale fraternity brother of George W. Bush, literature professor, longtime junkie, creator of NYPD Blue, Deadwood (which was in production when this profile was written), and the forthcoming racetrack-set HBO series Luck.
Tuesday, March 29
How Dennis from Head of the Class grew up to be the Aaron Sorkin of tween television.
Monday, March 28
Thursday, March 17
On Johnny Carson, a cold man in a hot seat; I once asked a bright young Manhattan journalist whether he could define in a single word what made television different from theatre or cinema. "For good or ill," he said, "Carson.’”