Louis C.K. reportedly donated $30,000 to Comedy Cellar staff

Louis C.K. has reportedly donated $30,000 to a GoFundMe started by Mike Birbiglia.  Michael Che, Dave Attell, Jim Norton, Michelle Wolf, T.J. Miller, Colin Jost and many others also reportedly have donated.  Meanwhile, another bad review of Chris D’Elia’s new special. And a list of comedy albums to check out suggests Mitch Hedberg, Robert Kelly, Tom Segura and Kathleen Madigan.

Is Louis C.K. out of comedy jail?

Is Louis C.K. out of comedy jail?   Moshe Kasher on crowd work.  Cameron Esposito on writing a book vs. writing for the stage.  The Atlantic savages Quibi.  And an interesting take on the pre-recorded Saturday Night Live.

A new special from Louis CK and a new podcast from John Mulaney and Nick Kroll

Louis CK released a new special on Saturday.  John Mulaney and Nick Kroll have a new podcast, but it may not be what you wanted. Johnny Mac catches up on the new Ken Jeong/Joel McHale pod, Conan had a great one with Patton Oswalt, and Amy Ryan does a GREAT Gilbert Gottfried impression on Gilbert’s pod.

Norm Macdonald raises the Coronavirus bar

Norm Macdonald slayed doing a set about Coronavirus.  @FunnyCostaki is a comic you should pay more attention to.  Louis CK’s been hanging round the Cellar.  Conan will shoot his TV show on an iPhone.  What was Maria Bamford trying to tell us?  Does she have a dog?  Did Johnny Mac bother to hit record the second time he attempted this pod?  You will have to hit play to find out.

Coronavirus canceling major comedy shows

Jon Stewart’s Night of Too Many Stars won’t happen as planned. Adam Sandler and other comics begin to cancel dates.  @harrisoncomedy with some great plots for Seinfeld’s Coronavirus episode.  Louis CK keeps getting good reviews…is a comeback coming?