Sep 24, 2012 11:48AM
WHERE ARE THE REAL STARS.??? WHEN I WAS YOUNGER THERE WERE REAL STARS IN HOLLYWOOD. THE STARS OF TODAY SEEM LIKE A LOT OF WANNA BE'S. THEY AREN'T THAT INTERESTING. WHERE ARE THE JIMMY STEWARTS, THE CARY GRANTS, THE JOHN WAYNES.
ALL WE GET ARE JIMMY KIMMEL AND TRACEY MORGAN. WE HAVE GONE DOWN HILL
Sep 24, 2012 4:24PM
I am so tired of Hollywood and all their phonies. They are for the most part morally empty.
Hollywood has really gone down hill. Don't really care anymore.
Sep 29, 2012 9:38PM
Well...I have to agree....all the "real stars" are sadly gone, or working in the director's chair. All we have left are whatever the hell a "snooky" is, something called a "honey Boo-boo"? or something like that, and all the super teens with white teeth, big smiles, perfect hair.....and no "real" talent. Hollywood....you have lost it.....shame on you!
Sep 11, 2012 4:41PM
I watched this show with some curiosity for awhile last night; simply because the wife was watching it. One cannot honestly say that there was anything normal about the characters portrayed in that show. Perhaps I am an anachronism, but I must conclude that if NBC wants to convince people that these weirdos are normal, there must be some quite odd people at NBC..
Sep 24, 2012 10:13AM
this show was so boring! who cares who they thank? The biggest lot of kiss asses and self important egos ever. yuck.
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|No Laughing Matter|
Under-45 stand-ups moonlighting as TV stars
By Kenny Herzog
It took nearly two decades, multiple networks and just as many format experiments, but Louis C.K. finally found and kept his audience with the titular avant-black comedy "Louie," which premieres its third season June 28 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on FX. The Bostonian turned New Yorker is both in the midst of and spearheading an era of newfound creative possibility within prime-time TV for stand-up comedians. For decades, performing comics worked their way onto the small screen via either eponymous sitcoms (like "Seinfeld") or from behind the desks of late-night franchises (see: Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Fallon, etc.), with "Saturday Night Live" often serving as an intermediary detour.
But as broadcast stations and cable brands alike have expanded their comedy programming, they've deviated more and more from the usual multi-camera, star-driven, laugh-track approach toward improv-influenced ensemble humor and conceptual weirdness. This, in turn, has made room for unlikely young breakout stars. Of course, there are still dependable talent incubators such as "The Daily Show," as well as plenty of generic series developed around less-than-compelling stars of the nightclub circuit (e.g. the just-axed "Are You There, Chelsea?").
So, from inspiringly funny supporting players to less riotous sitcom leads, here are 11 names and faces 40-ish and under who've long been familiar to stand-up aficionados, and are suddenly moonlighting as mainstream television stars.
"Louie" airs Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on FX.