One night after Larry David and I both had bad shows, we went back to his apartment to give each other a comic pep talk, which consisted of who could feel less doomed by finding the most fault with the audience and who had the worst spot.
After Louis C.K. proved the viability of his direct-to-fan model of distribution, comedy watchers were wondering what this meant for the suits in control of the traditional avenues of comedy dissemination. Would Comedy Central, HBO et al. languish under the thumb of the artists?