Louis CK is pretty much the primary source of my artistic
inspiration right now. That being said, also high up on the list
are (and this will be a messy mix): Larry David, Stanley Kubrick,
Woody Allen, Jim Jarmusch (specifically Coffee and Cigarettes),
Martin Scorcese, Stephen Colbert, George Carlin, Paul Thomas
Anderson, Zach Galifianakis, Coen Brothers, and I might throw in
Quentin Tarantino, Wes Anderson, Will Ferrell, and Terence Malick.
The New Yorker and NY Times are daily reads, and I can't get enough
of Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Sopranos, Louie, Arrested Development,
Archer, and South Park.