Review: FX's 'Louie' returns for season 2, darker and smarter than ever

You ask any comedian why they went into the profession, and 8 or 9 times out of 10 you'll hear stories of melancholy, of feeling like an outsider, of turning to comedy out of some need for attention or approval, and of the frustrating realization that even that attention often isn't enough. 

It's a familiar story, one that's been told in interviews and fictionalized often in the past, but rarely has the whole tears of a clown thing been rendered better than on FX's "Louie." Returning for a second season Thursday night at 10:30, it's either the saddest funny show I've ever seen or the funniest sad show.  Read More...


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