Stars: Louis C.K.

If, three years ago, someone would’ve told us that one of TV’s most profound and thought-provoking show would come from the guy who wrote Pootie Tang, we’d have told them to stop passing dutchies. But that’s the magic of FX’s Louie, the critically adored dramedy from stand-up comic, and longtime BFF of Chris Rock, Louis C.K.

Taking a candid look at his own life, Louie churns its belly laughs out of some hugely uncomfortable situations, like asking a disinterested woman to explain precisely why she’s not into you. Louie is confrontational, not situational, comedy at its finest.