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Louis C.K. Is Coming to Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

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Louis C.K. Is Coming to Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Allergic to baseball and didn't tune into Jerry Seinfeld's commentary on the Mets game on Tuesday? Here's what you missed: Seinfeld said that earlier that day he went out on Louis C.K.'s boat to film an episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. This should be a blast because while we've seen Seinfeld and C.K. display their prickly/affectionate rapport in various environments (HBO's Talking Funny, Louie's third season), the thing that was always missing was a boat.
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Ricky Gervais (But Were Afraid to Google)

*Updated June 2012*

If you look around CoF you can find loads of Ricky Gervais related news. To save you some time I have put together the top stories we have on Gervais including great stories, links to videos, and more. It might take up most of your afternoon if you’re not careful. Visit Ricky’s blog for more! Keep it here for Ricky Gervais Week III for more!

Image via his blog.

In The Beginning…Ricky Gervais Ricky Gervais Week III: An Introduction My Favorite Blog, Obviously Ricky Gervais’ 80s Band, Seona Dancing Xfm & The Podfather Ricky Gervais’ Movie Reviews From His Xfm Radio Days Ricky Grervais’ The Office And Extras, Good Innit? Ricky Gervais Live Ricky Gervais In The Movies Gervias’ Flanimals Ricky Gervais Loves The Simpsons Ricky Gervais On TV, Present And Future My Favorite Blog, Obviously Ricky Gervais On Inside The Actor’s Studio Ricky Gervais
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Seinfeld and Marc Maron Are Guesting on Louie

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Seinfeld and Marc Maron Are Guesting on Louie
Is Jerry Seinfeld guest-starring on the upcoming third season of Louis C.K.'s FX series Louie? If you believe Chris Rock would accidentally let that tidbit slip during a press junket, the answer is yes. Here's how the news was dealt, according to Hollywood.com: "At the junket for Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, [Chris] Rock answered his cell phone during his interview with Hollywood.com. But the interruption was for a good reason: Seinfeld was dropping Rock a line to chat about his day at work ... on the set of FX's Louie."Chris Rock and Ricky Gervais showed up in Louie's past two seasons, and if Seinfeld makes an appearance Louis C.K. will have nabbed everyone who appeared with him on HBO's excellent Talking Funny special. Plus, Marc Maron recently tweeted that he's shooting "a scene" for Louie. Maron and C.K. are besties of olde, with the latter
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Report: Seinfeld to Appear on 'Louie'

Report: Seinfeld to Appear on 'Louie'
The comedy gods must be happy.

Jerry Seinfeld is set to guest star on the upcoming season of Louis C.K.'s Emmy-nominated FX show Louie, according to Hollywood.com.

Related: Seinfeld Behind the Scenes

Chris Rock reportedly spilled the news during an interview for Madagascar 3, after receiving a phone call from Seinfeld.

Related: Chris Rock & Ben Stiller Talk Madagascar 3

Other notable guests to have appeared on the show include Rock, Joan Rivers, Dane Cook and Ricky Gervais. Gervais is the only one on that list who didn't play him/herself on the program.

The two comics were last seen on Gervais' HBO special Talking Funny, which was basically a living room discussion between Gervais, Rock, Seinfeld and C.K. on the topic of comedy.

The third season of Louie premieres Thursday, June 28 at 10:30 p.m. Et on FX.
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Mark Lashley: The Ricky Gervais Show and the Comedy of Self-Importance

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Mark Lashley: The Ricky Gervais Show and the Comedy of Self-Importance
Midway through last year's Talking Funny, a round table discussion among some of the world's most famous stand-up comics, Ricky Gervais claims, "In comedy... I think, you have to be the underdog. There's no place for being above the audience." He asserts that he plays a character on stage, ironically presenting himself as better or more knowledgeable than the people in the seats.

Judging from some of Gervais' more recent television projects, the mastermind behind The Office and the similarly brilliant entertainment industry satire Extras has become so mired in self-satisfaction that any ironic distance between Gervais as performer and Gervais as character is all but lost. To put it another way, there exists a fundamental divide between what Gervais is doing and what he thinks he's doing. Which is a shame, because while his material can often still be very funny, it's a bit harder to laugh along with
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Talking Funny: Who gets an invite to your comedy roundtable?

As Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Ricky Gervais and Louis Ck talk shop on Sky Atlantic, who would give the show more edge?

"Analysing humour is like dissecting a frog," wrote E B White. "Few people are interested and the frog dies of it." It's one of those quotes that's often repeated and always sounds impressive despite being complete nonsense. The question of what we find funny and why never gets old. Aristotle, Schopenhauer, Bergson and Freud all had a crack at solving the mystery and tonight Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Ricky Gervais and Louis Ck get their chance as Sky Atlantic screens Talking Funny – a one-off unscripted hour-long free-flowing discussion about comedy.

It's a terrific show – always insightful, often funny. The four are passionate about comedy and shop talk a lot more openly than comedians ever do in interviews. They get into how they got good ("I used to take
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Tonight's TV highlights: The Culture Show | Andrew Marr's Megacities | Bums, Boobs And Botox | In Confidence | In Confidence | Ideal

The Culture Show | Andrew Marr's Megacities | Bums, Boobs And Botox | In Confidence | In Confidence | Ideal

The Culture Show

7pm, BBC2

Unusually, the biggest name on tonight's show is that of one of the reporters: David Attenborough, who presents a digression on the subject of John Craxton, as a new exhibition of the late artist's work opens at Tate Britain. Elsewhere, in a typically bountiful lineup, Mark Kermode speaks to Philip Seymour Hoffman about his directorial debut, Jack Goes Boating, Jacques Peretti meets writer Iain Sinclair, and Michael Smith attempts a Friday-night art crawl in south London. Andrew Mueller

Andrew Marr's Megacities

8pm, BBC1

Andrew Marr takes us on a tour of the "megacity", the habitat of the future. There are already 21 cities with populations of more than 10 million and plenty more on the way. For the first time in human history, there are now more people across the
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Tonight's TV highlights: The Culture Show | Andrew Marr's Megacities | Bums, Boobs And Botox | In Confidence | In Confidence | Ideal

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The Culture Show | Andrew Marr's Megacities | Bums, Boobs And Botox | In Confidence | In Confidence | Ideal

The Culture Show

7pm, BBC2

Unusually, the biggest name on tonight's show is that of one of the reporters: David Attenborough, who presents a digression on the subject of John Craxton, as a new exhibition of the late artist's work opens at Tate Britain. Elsewhere, in a typically bountiful lineup, Mark Kermode speaks to Philip Seymour Hoffman about his directorial debut, Jack Goes Boating, Jacques Peretti meets writer Iain Sinclair, and Michael Smith attempts a Friday-night art crawl in south London. Andrew Mueller

Andrew Marr's Megacities

8pm, BBC1

Andrew Marr takes us on a tour of the "megacity", the habitat of the future. There are already 21 cities with populations of more than 10 million and plenty more on the way. For the first time in human history, there are now more people across the
See full article at The Guardian - TV News »

TV turn-ons and turn-offs

This week's hits and misses

Turn-ons

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

Waiter! A wheelbarrow for this polemicist's brain!

Springwatch

Back with more clandestine footage of minor mammalian intrigues

Queen – Days of Our Lives

Corking toast to unjustly maligned pomp-pop harlequins

Sky Atlantic's Talking Funny

Jerry Seinfeld discusses comedy. Not that there's anything wrong with that

Turn-offs

Gordon's Great Escape

Collective mellow repeatedly harshed by Baron Restylane's ungovernable facial rumba

MTV's Geordie Shore

Waxen divots whop loaves oot faw surl delectation a baboons. Unhelpful, pet

Diagnosis Live From the Clinic

More beleaguered nozzles/encrusted valves unbuckled via Cleftroulette™

Funny or Die

Die

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Gervais, Seinfeld show for Sky Atlantic

Gervais, Seinfeld show for Sky Atlantic
HBO one-off comedy special Talking Funny will air on Sky Atlantic in June. The Us programme stars Ricky Gervais, Louis C.K., Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock as a group discussing their art and success as comedians. Each of the comedians shares stories and jokes, and answers questions such as "Who was the first funny kid you ever met?", "When is it time to add new material to your act?" and "How do you know when you've hit on the proverbial (more)
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