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Louis C.K.

  • Film

    June 26, 2014

    Obvious Child: They Finally Made an Abortion Comedy — and It's Good

    A film perfect for those who want more honesty in fiction.

  • Film

    June 19, 2014

    Obvious Child: The Finally Made an Abortion Comedy - and it's Good

    A film perfect for those who want more honesty in fiction.

  • Calendar

    April 24, 2014
  • Film

    May 30, 2013

    It's Blockbuster Time: Your Guide to the Summer Movie Season

    Movie by movie, here's how to get the most out of this summer without having to cake on sunscreen.

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Last Night: Baauer & Danny Brown at Fitzgerald's

    Baauer, Danny Brown Fitzgerald's April 09, 2013 At first glimpse, packing a horde of subjects into the throne room of the EDM version of Game of Thrones' King Joffrey shouldn't be hard. After all, Scoremore had pulled the feat off when hosting its grand-mansion SXSW afterparty spot, The Illmore. ... More >>

  • Music

    February 14, 2013

    The Sounds of H-Town

    Cactus Music wants your help with a "Community-Curated Playlist."

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    So, Who Should Play the Super Bowl Halftime Show Next Year?

    This past weekend, I was honored to cover the Super Bowl XLVII festivities and game in New Orleans for the Houston Press and local TV outlet KIAH (Channel 39). Great fun, if not for locals in NOLA, who were ravaged by drunken football fanatics puking onto their 49ers and Ravens jerseys in the street ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Houston's Top 5 Large Music Venues

    5. TOYOTA CENTER Aeros, Rockets and concerts. Oh my! Houston's Toyota Center is built to impress and hosts big-time, all-star performances, ranging from Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga to Metallica and Tool. When it isn't a sporting event, the venue's playing surfaces are removed, giving way to an extra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Unplugged: As We Become More Connected, We Become More Dependent

    One of the new TV shows I've watched this season has been Revolution. The show is entertaining enough, but the premise is interesting: what if the entire planet lost the ability to produce electricity? In this world, virtually everything we rely upon, from computers and cell phones to refrigeration ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Houston Airport Lagging Behind on Wi-Fi

    Last week, Chicago O'Hare joined a growing number of airports across the country that offer free unlimited wi-fi to travelers. But George Bush Intercontinental is stubbornly sticking with a 45-minute time limit. In 2007, the airport brokered a multimillion-dollar deal with Boingo, the biggest publi ... More >>

  • Film

    June 28, 2012

    Woody's Roman Holiday

    Woody Allen and two co-stars meet in L.A. to talk about his new film, To Rome With Love, and some old themes (art, death, love).

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Laugh While You Eat: Comedians on Food

    "Eat, drink and be merry" is often a salutation thrown out at weddings, bar mitzvahs and other life-affirming events. They rank among my favorite things to do. Combining food and comedy is great, but throw in some drinking, and you are sure to get some good, deep belly laughs. Stand-up is one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Top 5 Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

    Every couple of weeks, someone on Facebook inevitably poses the question, "Which podcasts should I be listening to? Not This American Life." It's the second most frequent post after "I lost all my numbers. Text me ur cell." If you are one of these curious people, or have a friend who is, then this i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Four Epic Twitter Rants in Honor of Kanye West

    Photo by Marco Torres​When Kanye West tweets, magical things happen. West's high powered account lay dormant for quite sometime after his My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album but last night, the floodgates were opened from West's creative mind. What emerged was a sprawling 85 tweet rant tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Judge William Adams & "Tough Love"

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    The Bank of America Five Dollar Fee Firestorm Reminds Us Timing is Everything

    As old as paying bills with checks​Last week, Bank of America announced it would begin charging $5 monthly fees to any customer who wanted to use a debit card at retail establishments, setting off a wave of angry online protests by customers and people already infuriated by government bailouts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Facebook Complaints: A Crisis For Our Time

    They dare to change this free service???​The universe has been rent to shreds, life as we know it has ended, and doom and despair ride the land. Or something like that. Facebook did some stuff today, and if there's one thing about social media, it's that nothing can be changed without a ton o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Who Is The Best Comedian Out Right Now?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday (or thereabouts), Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Bun B, Renzo, Kyle Hubbard, Mr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Lindsay Lohan & Demi Lovato: Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Pop Stars

    You said it, Demi.​If you're a parent, one day you'll inevitably come to the sobering realization that your child's ultimate happiness is out of your hands. Naturally you're going to avoid feeding them Red Bull and Cheetos for lunch (that's a man's meal) or letting them juggle steak knives, bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Why Aren't There Any Good Conservative Comedians?

    ​It's a valid question, even in light of the specter of Satanism rearing its seven heads over Delaware last week. Actually, maybe that's the quick and dirty answer to my question: the reality of the Tea Party is funnier than any airplane food joke Christine O'Donnell could tell at the Improv. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Creed: Critiquing Their 10 Most Heinous Lyrics

    Photos by GroovehouseCreed at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, September 2009​Hello, Creed fans. Listen, it's no secret that Creed isn't exactly Rocks Off's favorite band. Anyone at Rocks Off. In fact, it could be said that we despise them. But wait! Wait, don't go. Creed fans, we're here ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    This Week in TV: Football Season is Over

    Friday Night Lights: Go Lions​One football season ended, another warmed up, and I am this close to canceling cable and just using the Internet. This was the week in TV Land: • I have never wanted a team to win a game as badly as I wanted the Lions to beat the Panthers in Friday's season fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    The Week In TV: Louis C.K. vs. Mississippi

    The same face we made when trying to comprehend why people would voluntarily live in Mississippi.​The weather's terrible, I'm living off DVR'd episodes of Community, and it's possible this is all just a dream. This was the week in TV Land: • AT&T reached a deal with Rainbow Media last week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    The Week In TV: Enjoy Hulu While It Lasts

    The good stuff won't be free for much longer.​My backyard flooded, I went half-blind on fireworks, and I am exponentially losing my agility. This was the week in TV Land: • As if to taunt my very desires, Hulu announced last week that it's launching Hulu Plus, a paid version of the site th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    The Week In TV: Lost Takes A Break, South Park Takes A Dive

    ​The sun chased the rain, I can feel summer coming, and I was greeted at the door by a rabbi that looks like Joaquin Phoenix. This was the week in TV Land: • So, this is dumb: South Park has been forced by Viacom to bend to the will of Muslim extremists. The show's 200th episode was a two- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Aftermath: Flight of the Conchords at Jones Hall

    The thing about musical comedians is that if the humor is there but the tuneage is not, you can pretty much cash your chips in and give up and steal some of Louis CK's jokes and start selling out basketball arenas. New Zealand's Flight of the Conchords almost has too much musical talent to waste it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Bill Hicks, Still Dead 15 Years Later

    Wholly influential and ridiculously honest stand-up comic Bill Hicks died fifteen years ago today, succumbing to lung cancer. Ironically he had always opined that that was how he would meet his end. Smoking seemed to be his obsession and he was rarely seen onstage not puffing away. The comedian move ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2008

    Louis CK

    Nothing is off-limits to this comic -- he pokes fun at his family, gays and white trash

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2008

    Q&A: Chewing the Fat with Christian Finnegan

    Fans of Chappelle’s Show and Best Week Ever will recognize Christian Finnegan — if not by name, by face. The comedian played the “crazy” white roommate on the Chappelle’s Show parody skit “The Mad Real World,” and always has a clever quip about celebrities on Best Week Ever. Finnegan i ... More >>

  • Film

    September 23, 2004

    Dead Good

    Shaun of the Dead revives the zombie comedy with a U.K. twist

  • Calendar

    May 15, 2003

    No Blue Balls

    Performing live, comedian Louis C.K. gets instant gratification

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
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