Louis C.K.

American Comedian
Born Sep 12, 1967

Louis Szekely, known professionally as Louis C.K. , is a Mexican-American stand-up comedian, radio host, television and film writer, actor and director. He is the star of the FX comedy series Louie, which he also writes, directs, and edits, although he only edited for 5 episodes during the first season… Read More

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1967 Birth Born on September 12, 1967.


1984 16 Years Old His first attempt at stand-up was in 1984 at an open-mic night at a comedy club in Boston, Massachusetts, during the apex of the comedy boom. … Read More


1989 21 Years Old As Boston's comedy scene grew, C.K. gradually achieved success, performing alongside acts such as Denis Leary and Lenny Clarke, and eventually he moved up to paid gigs, opening for Jerry Seinfeld and hosting comedy clubs until he moved to Manhattan in 1989. … Read More
1993 25 Years Old In 1993, he unsuccessfully auditioned for Saturday Night Live, and most of the comedy clubs in New York City closed.
1995 27 Years Old C.K. and artist/painter Alix Bailey married in 1995. … Read More
1996 28 Years Old In 1996 HBO released his first half-hour comedy special. … Read More


2005 37 Years Old In August 2005, C.K. starred in a half-hour HBO special as part of the stand-up series One Night Stand.
2007 39 Years Old Inspired by the work ethic of fellow comedian George Carlin, who had committed to dropping all of his existing material and starting over every year, C.K. launched his first hour-long special, Shameless, in 2007, which aired on HBO and was later released on DVD.


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In March 2008, he recorded a second hour-long special, Chewed Up, which premiered on Showtime Network on October 4, 2008, and went on to be nominated for an Emmy for "Outstanding Writing in a Comedy or Variety Special". C.K. has said that "failure is the road to becoming a great comedian."
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On December 10, 2011, C.K. released his fourth full-length special, Live at the Beacon Theater. … Read More
2012 44 Years Old The success of the special prompted other comedians, including Jim Gaffigan, Joe Rogan, and Aziz Ansari, to release their own specials with a similar business model. On May 11, 2012, C.K. additionally made two audio-only downloads available for $5.00 each: WORD – Live at Carnegie Hall (and the audio version of his first HBO stand-up special, Shameless), as well as an audio-only version of Live at the Beacon Theater.
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C.K.'s fifth one-hour special, Oh My God, was recorded at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, and premiered on HBO April 13, 2013. … Read More
He also wrote and directed the independent black-and-white film Tomorrow Night (1998), which premiered at Sundance, and several shorter films, including six short films for the sketch comedy show Sunny Skies (1995) on the Showtime cable network. C.K. self-released Tomorrow Night in 2014. … Read More
2015 47 Years Old In May 2015, it was announced that C.K. would be directing and starring in a film titled I'm A Cop that will be produced by Scott Rudin, Dave Becky, and long-time associate, Blair Breard, with a budget of $8 million. … Read More
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