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Louis C.K's 'SNL' promos: What does the 'C.K.' stand for, anyway? -- VIDEO

In actuality, the grumpy genius’s stage name is a phonetic approximation of his given last name, Szekely. (The more you know!) In the world of these new Saturday Night Live promos, though, Kenan Thompson assumes that C and K stand for something incredibly gross — so gross, in fact, that we’re not actually privy to hearing his guess.

That’s kind of how the promos go: Kenan says something off-the-wall, Louis reacts with polished straight-man verve. The gags are loose and improvised, if not exactly laugh-out-loud funny — which bodes well for C.K.’s second time on the SNL stage. (Well, as long as he doesn’t waste too much of the week enjoying herbal refreshments with Kenan.)

Check out the clip for yourself below:


Last Call! Turn the Emmy-snubbed into EWwy winners by voting in all 10 categories here!


Voting for EW’s 5th Annual EWwy Awards — honoring the shows, actors, and actresses readers believe deserved an Emmy nomination but didn’t receive one — ends Thursday at 3 p.m. ET. (Winners will be announced Friday.) For a deep dive into the nominees, click through the Comedy categories and the Drama categories. Or, cast your ballot now by voting in the 10 polls below.

And the Drama nominees are…


EWwy Awards reminder: Voting ends Thursday!


With tonight’s return of Sons of Anarchy, recipient of four nominations in EW’s 5th annual EWwys — a celebration of the Emmy-snubbed — it’s a good time to remind you that voting for the 2012 EWwys ends this Thursday at 3 p.m. ET. Winners will be announced on Friday. View the drama nominees and vote here (there’s a poll after each category). Click here for the comedy nominees.

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Emmys: Snubs in Comedy? Vote to Make ‘em EWwy 2012 Winners!
Emmys: Snubs in Drama? Vote to Make ‘em EWwy 2012 Winners!
EWwy Awards: ‘An election we all can agree on,’ says Rob Lowe
EWwy Awards 2012: Which Supporting Actor is the tougher race?

EW's 5th Annual EWwy Awards for the Emmy-snubbed: Voting starts now!


It’s September, which means it’s once again time for the EWwys, EW.com’s annual awards honoring the shows, actors, and actresses that should’ve been nominated for an Emmy but weren’t. This year’s nominees are a combination of those who made EW critic Ken Tucker’s Emmy wish list and those who readers felt were most grievously snubbed when the Emmy nominations were announced in July. Check out the nominees in the five EWwy Comedy categories and vote for your favorites hereClick through the nominees in the five EWwy Drama categories and cast your votes here. Polls will remain open through Sept. 13. Winners will be announced Sept. 14. There are trophies involved, to which two-time EWwy winner Courteney Cox can attest: READ FULL STORY

'Louie' destroys me, and I can't get enough

What is your damage, Louie? Every time I watch you, I become simultaneously depressed about the state of the world/my life and thrilled that such an accurate depiction of this terrible truth is on television. Your flawlessness drives me crazy. In the immortal words of Angela Chase, “You’re so beautiful. It hurts to look at you.” You’re just too good. That is your damage. And damn you for making me watch Leno! READ FULL STORY

Summer TV Awards: Your nominations wanted!


Feeling guilty over the amount of time you’ve spent indoors watching TV since May? Here’s your vindication: Our first annual Summer TV Awards. Help us celebrate the good and call out the bad. Copy and paste the list of categories below into a comment and write in your nominations. Come back tomorrow afternoon when the official nominations are announced and the polls open!

UPDATE: The polls are now open! (And thank you for your patience with the comments not always publishing. We’re looking into it.)

And the categories are… READ FULL STORY

'Louie' season premiere: In which Louis C.K. tries to eat his ice cream

The third-season premiere of Louie served as an excellent refresher course in what makes Louis C.K.’s vision so distinctive. The comedian — who writes, directs, and stars in the series — has an uncanny knack for capturing a host of different tones. Most TV shows have maybe one tone, two tops. CBS procedurals coast along on dour moralizing. Slightly friskier procedurals like NCIS and Bones use procedural plots to occasionally break up witty banter. Even the best sitcoms use one comedic tone as the prism for all action: Every episode of South Park bubbles over with outrage, every episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm builds tiny annoyance into catastrophe, every episode of Archer plays off the character’s passive disregard for everything outside of his own narcissism. READ FULL STORY

Louis C.K. sells $4.5 million in tickets in just two days

Photo: Louis C.K.. Credit: Blake McElrath/New York Comedy Festival

He’s on the cover of EW this week, and soon Louis C.K. is going to be everywhere. After only 45 hours, his upcoming stand-up tour, which kicks off in October, sold 100,000 tickets and raked in $4.5 million in sales, according to the Associated Press. C.K. kept tickets cheap at $45 per seat by bypassing Ticketmaster and selling tickets directly to fans through his web site. READ FULL STORY

This Week's Cover: Inside the Mind of Louis C.K.

In this week’s Entertainment Weekly, writer Melissa Maerz examines the inner world of Louis C.K., who’s quickly becoming everyone’s favorite comedian — though he wants to keep that reputation in check. Having racked up raves from Joan Rivers and Chris Rock for his painfully funny FX show, Louie, and earned more than a million dollars by selling his comedy special Live at the Beacon directly to fans through his website, he knows the backlash will come eventually. “It’s gross to be giantly famous,” he tells EW. “Anybody who’s a huge superstar is suffering. They’re garish and bloated. It’s like having a fever.”

So he’s invented an equation for finding the perfect amount of fame: “Comedians find their level. Then they get pushed down another 70 percent. Then they float back up to 75 percent. And that’s about where they belong.” READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: Matt LeBlanc, Charlie Sheen, and Louis C.K. return for more

I don’t want to alarm you, but 2012 is almost half over. Fireworks are right around the corner, and then school starts up again. Before you know it, the kids will be moving out of the house, and you’re screaming at the neighbor’s kid whose Whiffle ball keeps landing in your yard. All we are is dust in the wind, man. Fortunately, some reliable TV friends are back to hold our hands through the rest of the summer. Matt LeBlanc checks back in, as “Matt LeBlanc” on Episodes. Louis C.K.’s show returns to FX better than ever and Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management debuts the same night, bookending Wilfred to form the first-ever comedy block where no one who watches the first show watches the last and vice versa. And tonight, Aaron Sorkin dives back into television with the ambitious Newsroom, starring Jeff Daniels. So let’s try and enjoy this while we still can.

Sunday, June 24
The Newsroom premiere, HBO 10 p.m.

Aaron Sorkin’s new series about a cable news program has been so heavily anticipated, promoted, and analyzed that one almost feels pressured to have a definitive opinion about the show before it even premieres: Is it The West Wing or Studio 60? Tune in tonight to see whether it’s buzz or hype. You’ll be able to tell which by how the political Right and Left react on Monday morning. READ FULL STORY

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