July 23, 2011 10:15 PM

On FX’s ‘Louie,’ Louis C.K. mixes stand-up comedy with real emotion

Now in its second season, “Louie” is not really a sitcom and not really a sketch comedy. It is a sort of fictional, mosaic self-portrait of the artist as an aging man, divorced with daughters: artful without being arty and a rare bit of auteurism in a medium most often ruled by committee.

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