Louis C.K.'s surprise return to a comedy club stage in late August was widely covered and discussed. His subsequent performances have maybe sparked less internet conversation, but they're just as confounding. This week, the owner of one club where C.K. has been performing has made a couple media appearances to explain his thinking about the whole thing.
And: Damian Chazelle is the director behind the three-time Academy Award-winner Whiplash and the six-time Academy Award-winner La La Land. His new movie, First Man, stars Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong.
Some other stuff that happened this week, give or take:
- Original Big Bird, Caroll Spinney, Leaves 'Sesame Street' After Nearly 50 Years
- 'We're hoping that it's human': B.C. couple recreates 'Alien' in maternity photo shoot
- Trump Hangs 'Tacky' Fantasy Painting of Himself With GOP Presidents in White House
- T.I. casts Melania Trump look-alike in new racy video
- Leonard Cohen's Kanye West Poem Wasn't an Insult
- Savannah Police Look for Person Who Put Googly Eyes on a Statue: "It's No Laughing Matter"
- Timothée Chalamet Is the Perfect Movie Star for 2018
- How 'Bring The Pain' Brought Chris Rock Superstar Fame
- Fendi's £750 'Vulva Scarf' Goes Viral After Shoppers Compare It To A Vagina
- With Sears declaring bankruptcy, it's worth remembering how much impact this company had on American music. In my research into blues and other traditional styles, I found that many, many musicians started out on Sears instruments.
- Brothel Owner And Trump-Inspired Candidate Dennis Hof Dies At 72
- Dark Time For The Rebellion: Marvel Fires Chuck Wendig For Having Opinions
- Teen baked her grandfather's ashes into sugar cookies and brought them to school, police say
- Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson's Lasting Legacy: Never Get Couple's Tattoos
- In Praise of Lady Gaga's Truly Colossal Suit
- Melissa McCarthy Wants to Cheer You Up
- Marlins' dinger machine is officially leaving the park because Derek Jeter hates fun
- For the NFL, there is no such thing as too much scoring
- Lucy Gellman - Editor of The Arts Paper and host of WNHH radio's Kitchen Sync
- Shawn Murray - Stand up comedian and writer and a host of the Fantasy Filmball podcast
- Mark Oppenheimer - Editor-at-large for Tablet Magazine and host of the podcast Unorthodox
Colin McEnroe, Eugene Amatruda, Scott Brede, Betsy Kaplan, and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.