6 Things Creatives Can Learn From Louis C.K.

Comedian, writer, filmmaker, TV show creator, and actor Louis C.K. has been getting an increasing amount of attention lately and for very good reason. He is incredibly hard working and talented. Not only is he a comedian who sells out practically everywhere he is booked and appears regularly on late night talk shows like the Tonight Show, Late Night, and Conan, he has a popular television show, simply called Louie that he has complete control over. He has also appeared in award winning films by directors such as Woody Allen and David O. Russell, and has revolutionized the way comedians distribute their content and sell tickets. It is easy to say that he has a lot to teach creative professionals who want to achieve the same levels of success and freedom that he has has.

Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People from Celebrity Photographer Matt Hoyle

andy_samberg_paw

Celebrity photographer Matt Hoyle’s new book Comic Genius: Portraits of Funny People reads like a veritable who’s-who of hilarious talent. He’s got 130 portraits ranging from classic icons like Steve Martin, Dick Van Dyke and Carol Burnett, to today’s breakout stars like Andy Samberg, Sarah Silverman and Steve Carell. As you can see, Hoyle doesn’t stick to one type of comedy or comedian. There are stand up artists, viral video successes, late night TV hosts, and film stars… anyone who has devoted their life to being funny.

Visual Bits #432 > The Funny, The Beautiful, & The Odd

Check out your links after the jump.

Visual Bits #264 > The Not So Innocent World Of Disney

Check out your links after the jump.

Visual Bits #232> Life Is Full Of Laughter



Check your links after the jump!

Graphic Quote #6 – Saving Silverman

A Visual News original series for lovers of infographics and cult movies.

Graphic Quote #5: Orange County

A Visual News original series for lovers of infographics and cult movies.

Graphic Quote #2: Back to the Future

A Visual News original series for lovers of infographics and cult movies. When possible, we’ll try to include a clip of the quote — (also, consider this your obligatory spoiler alert…though if you haven’t seen this movie , we have a bigger problem on our hands).

Graphic Quote #1: Super Troopers

Combine our love for infographics at Visual News with my personal interest in movies and you have our new Visual News Original series Graphic Quotes. Over the next few months we’ll be posting a weekly graphical interpretation of popular movie quotes.