Louis C.K.

Mexican American comedian Louis C.K.

Louis Szekely, known professionally as Louis C.K. , is an Emmy and Grammy award winning Mexican-American stand-up comedian, television and film writer, actor and director. He is the star of the FX comedy series Louie, which he also writes, directs, and edits.
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FX chief says it has conducted an exhaustive investigation into Louis CK's past behavior - Washington Post
Google News - about 2 months
Washington Post FX chief says it has conducted an exhaustive investigation into Louis CK's past behavior Washington Post PASADENA — FX knew nothing of Louis C.K.'s alleged sexual misconduct before a story about it broke in November and wouldn't rule out restoring reruns of “Louie” to its on-demand services, its top executive said Friday. “We had no awareness before the ... FX chief: Even peak TV can be a 'sideshow' to internetABC News FX boss John Landgraf confident 'Better Things' can thrive without Louis CKLos Angeles Times FX Chief John Landgraf on Disney Deal: 'We Have What They Want'Variety Deadline -Multichannel News -Mashable -Middletown Press all 62 news articles »
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FX severs ties with Louis CK
CNN - 3 months
Louis C.K.'s lucrative deal with FX and FX Productions is no more.
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Louis CK premieres secret film at Toronto International Film Festival
Fox News - 5 months
Louis C.K. on Saturday debuted potentially the most audacious film of the Toronto International Film Festival: a very Woody Allen-esque comedy that simultaneously comments on Allen — and C.K.'s — controversies.
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Jon Stewart's Twitter War with Donald Trump at Stand Up for Heroes
Huffington Post - over 1 year
In its tenth year, Stand Up for Heroes remains one of the great nights, with Bruce Springsteen performing an acoustic "Dancin' in the Dark" spiced with dirty jokes. And after a decade of working it, Bruce's comic timing is almost as good as his philanthropy. After Bob Woodruff was nearly killed, embedded with troops in Iraq in 2006, he and his wife Lee started this benefit celebrating the bravery of our military and raising funds to help those wounded. Working with Caroline Hirsch and Andrew Fox, the Woodruffs host this event, also the opening of the New York Comedy Festival, and last night Jim Gaffigan, Louis CK, Jerry Seinfeld, and Jon Stewart, who, in the spirit of the upcoming election recounted a tale of unprovoked, unsavory, racist tweets from Trump. The night also featured a state of the art auction with Lydia from Christie's keeping that bidding rising by the thousands. It's hard to keep your eye on the fast moving money but by the end of the night certain traditions were ma...
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Ritch Shydner: Veteran Comedian And Chronicler Of The 1980s Comedy Boom
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Comedian Ritch Shydner All photos courtesy of Ritch Shydner Ritch Shydner's new book, "Kicking Through The Ashes: My Life as a Stand-up in the 1980s Comedy Explosion", has just been published. In the 1980s, Ritch made numerous appearances on TV, including "Late Night with David Letterman" and "The Tonight Show" with both Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. He did an HBO half-hour special, "One Night Stand." He played Al Bundy's co-worker on "Married with Children", and made guest appearances on many other TV shows, such as "Designing Women" and "Roseanne." Ritch was able to translate his modest success on TV into an obscure film career, appearing in Steve Martin's, "Roxanne," and Eddie Murphy's, "Beverly Hills Cop II," before moving on to minor roles on smaller pictures. Ritch wrote for sitcoms such as "Roseanne", "The Jeff Foxworthy Show," and HBO's "The Mind of the Married Man." He wrote material for Jeff Foxworthy's Grammy-nominated comedy albums, "Totally Committed," and "Big...
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Interview: 'Brooklyn Comedy Festival' Founders
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Brooklyn Comedy Festival kicks off a week from tomorrow. Each year, the festival showcases both established and up-and-coming performers from every realm of comedy, including sketch, standup, improv, and podcast. This is the first year to integrate a short-film festival "Kickstarter Presents Brooklyn Comedy Festival: SHORTS." A boozy brunch showing comedy shorts from UCB, comedy celebs like Carrie McCrossen? Yes please. The first Festival event is Sunday, August 21st at 9pm. Comedy continues until the following Sunday (28th), concluding with a Super Mario sendoff (90's Sunday Wrap Party). The Brooklyn Comedy Festival was founded by producer Ashleigh Walker and performers Julian Kiani and Chris Nester. I sat down with Ashleigh and Julian at their Greenpoint headquarters to find out more! Did you have any additional costs this year? [Julian] Every year we increase what we're trying to do operationally. It still remains a pretty tight staff. We have a great group of people w...
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Surprise! Louis CK Debuts New Series Horace and Pete Online - Wicked Local Plymouth
Google News - about 2 years
Wicked Local Plymouth Surprise! Louis CK Debuts New Series Horace and Pete Online Wicked Local Plymouth Louis C.K. dropped a few jaws this weekend when he dropped his new series Horace and Pete on his website Saturday with no advanc... email · print. Comment. By TV Guide. Wicked Local Plymouth. By TV Guide. Posted Feb. 1, 2016 at 12:01 AM Updated at ... Louis C.K. Surprises His Fans With Secret Project: 'Horace and Pete'mxdwn.com all 161 news articles »
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Comedy Can't Be "One Size Fits All": When Louis CK Meets Jenna Marbles
Huffington Post - about 2 years
More than half a decade ago, I wrote some thoughts about the future of comedy in the digital age. Without much modesty I can say that some of my assessments (such as the increasing use of technology and the social-media new kind of comedy) were spot-on, others completely missed the mark (the core of the comedy content is less violent than I expected). A lot of clips have been broadcast on YouTube since then, and the world today is significantly different than it was back in 2010. What didn't change was the fact that comedy was and remains the most dominant category of video online. People are watching much more comedy today, and the gap continues to grow. The irony is that we don't laugh more than half a decade ago. As President Reagan would have put it - ask yourself this: are you laughing more than you did five years ago? So how come there are many more attempts to make us laugh but our lips stay sealed? In the other fields online the name of the game today is Personalized Content...
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What Don't We Get About Donald Trump's Humor?
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Donald Trump is catching a certain amount of flack in the gotcha media this week for an act of satirical pantomimicry he performed, imitating a man with a congenital musculoskeletal disorder. I'm not sure if it will help or hurt Trump's political chances. It would be grossly insincere for me to pretend to understand what his supporters think. If you think Donald Trump would make a good president, I don't know where you draw the line, taste-wise. "Yes, he sometimes comes off a little insensitive. But in his defense, he is the worst person in the universe." Maybe that's a little strong. Jared from Subway is objectively worse. Although, unlike Donald Trump, who's never done anything that wasn't shoddy and base and cheap and vulgar and repulsive, Jared did encourage people to eat fresh. Plus you can't write off a whole candidacy over one inopportune comic impression. When George W. Bush was running in 1999, he imitated Karla Faye Tucker, a woman he'd executed: 'Please,' Bush whim...
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Laugh Your A** Off During NY Comedy Fest With These Tragic Clowns
Huffington Post - over 2 years
COURTESY OF NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL If there's anything I learned during my brief middle school jaunt as an ac-TOR, it's that one must balance drama with comedy to delight an audience. That's what those happy/sad masks meant right? Let's say yes. Divorces can certainly be drama filled, so it's a great idea to balance out all that turmoil with some chuckles. And seeing as it's the New York Comedy Festival this week, this is a great time to highlight some of my favorite comics and their takes on divorce and breakups. Some language in the clips below is NSFW! You've been warned! Up first is of course Louis CK. He has frequently declared his very positive take on divorce, even going so far as to claim that divorce was the greatest part of his life. In the clip below, hear him explain,"Marriage is just a larva stage for true happiness -- which is divorce." Kathy Griffin went through a really rotten divorce not too long ago, full of awful accusations and sad details. But Ka...
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Standing up to My Fears (and Finding My Voice Along the Way)
Huffington Post - over 2 years
There are a lot of reasons that I'm a writer and not a performer. My nose has more turns than Google Maps. I have a comically oversized head that would only really work in a Munsters reboot. And I'm blessed with a real "Jew's who" of medical ailments: worry, doubt, tsuris, shpilkes, acid reflux, severe panic disorder, non-severe panic disorder, free-floating anxiety, iffy sinuses and a shyness so severe I sometimes need to take a Xanax just to give myself the courage to take another Xanax... So, nobody was more surprised than me, when I woke up one morning in the spring of my 49th year and decided I had to push past all my fears and try stand-up comedy for the first time since 1988. If I was just having a mid-life crisis, I'd have picked something less personally embarrassing -- like growing a four-foot ponytail or buying a solid gold Segway. But stand-up is something that I had to do. And while I have spent the last twenty seasons in sitcom writers' rooms, that involves sitting...
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The Challenges of Dating As a Single Dad
Huffington Post - over 2 years
I have a lot to say about single fatherhood, divorce, dating, and midlife realizations. I have written journals for years, but this is my first time sharing any of my feelings publicly. When it came down to deciding what would be my first post, I went with the first thing that came to mind: The challenges of dating as a single dad. In future posts I will write more about experiences I have had, the choices single parents make, and the significant impact it can all have on one's children. At this stage of life, friendship and romance both hang in the balance of one's custody schedule. I enjoy the artistic expression of actor/comedian Louis CK. Part of what I like about him is that he's also a single dad, and I identify with much of what he portrays on his TV show. I think he's one of the funniest comics in the business. I imagine Louis and I could be great friends, and I'm sure many guys in my situation feel the same about him. But the point I want to make about custody schedules is...
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Louis CK to write, direct and star in first feature film I'm A Cop
The Independent - almost 3 years
Having shown himself to be a talented and thoughtful director in FX series Louie, Louis CK is to next make an indie film called I'm A Cop.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Louis C.K.
  • 2016
    Age 48
    He sent an e-mail to those subscribed to his mailing list in March 2016, criticizing Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, likening him to Adolf Hitler and calling him an "insane bigot," but added "He's not a monster.
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    In 2016, he selected the Fistula Foundation as the beneficiary of his Jeopardy!
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    On January 30, 2016, he released the first episode of the tragicomic drama series Horace and Pete to his website, without any prior announcements. C.K. directed, wrote, and starred in the series as bar owner Horace, alongside Steve Buscemi, who portrays co-owner Pete.
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    It was announced in January 2016 that C.K. and actor/comedian Albert Brooks would be co-creating, co-writing, executive producing, and providing the voices for the two main characters in an upcoming animated series pilot for FX.
    During an extended Louie hiatus, C.K. created and starred in his web series Horace and Pete in 2016, and voiced the lead role in the animated film The Secret Life of Pets the same year.
  • 2015
    Age 47
    In November 2015, C.K co-starred in the biographical drama film Trumbo as a composite character based on five different screenwriters who were blacklisted in Hollywood for their alleged ties to the Communist party during the 1940s.
    In May 2015, it was announced that C.K. would be writing, directing and starring in a film titled I'm A Cop that was going be produced by Scott Rudin, Dave Becky, and long-time associate, Blair Breard, with a budget of $8 million.
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  • 2014
    Age 46
    C.K.'s production company, Pig Newton, where he works with partner / producer Blair Breard, has a contract to develop and executive produce pilots for FX Networks. In January 2014, it was announced that C.K. would be producing and co-writing a Zach Galifianakis-created comedy pilot for FX Networks.
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  • 2013
    Age 45
    The show was renewed for a fourth season; with a 19-month hiatus after season 3 to accommodate C.K.'s roles in David O. Russell's American Hustle and Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine in 2013.
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  • 2011
    Age 43
    Seitz called the episode "New Year's Eve" "truly audacious". C.K. has been nominated five times for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015) for his work in Louie and won two Emmys in 2011 for the Louie episode "Pregnant" and for his special Live at the Beacon Theater.
  • 2010
    Age 42
    In a 2010 interview, C.K. talked about how, after his divorce, he thought, "well, there goes my act."
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  • 2009
    Age 41
    In August 2009, FX picked up his new series, Louie, which C.K. stars in, writes, directs, and edits.
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    He also co-starred in the romantic comedy fantasy film The Invention of Lying, directed by and starring Ricky Gervais, in 2009.
    From 2009 to 2012, C.K. played Dave Sanderson, a police officer and ex-boyfriend of Leslie Knope (played by Amy Poehler) in the sitcom Parks and Recreation.
  • 2008
    Age 40
    They divorced in 2008, with C.K. and Bailey sharing joint custody of their children.
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    He was nominated for an Emmy Award for writing on his 2008 special, Chewed Up.
    He appeared in three films in 2008: Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, Diminished Capacity, and Role Models.
  • 2006
    Age 38
    In June 2006, C.K. starred in and wrote Lucky Louie, a sitcom he created.
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  • 2001
    Age 33
    He released his debut comedy album, Live in Houston, in 2001 directly through his website and became among the first performers to offer direct-to-fan sales of tickets to his stand-up shows, as well as DRM-free video concert downloads, via his website. C.K. has released nine comedy albums in his career, often directing and editing their specials as well.
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  • 2000
    Age 32
    He had an early acting role in the independent comedy Tuna, alongside Nick Offerman, in 2000. C.K. wrote and directed the feature film Pootie Tang, which was adapted from a sketch that was featured on The Chris Rock Show and featured Chris Rock in a supporting role.
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  • 1998
    Age 30
    In 1998, C.K. wrote and directed the independent black-and-white film Tomorrow Night, which premiered at Sundance, marking his feature film directorial debut after making several shorter films, including six short films for the sketch comedy show Howie Mandel's Sunny Skies (1995) on the Showtime cable network. C.K. self-released Tomorrow Night in 2014.
  • 1996
    Age 28
    In 1996 HBO released his first half-hour comedy special.
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  • 1995
    Age 27
    C.K. and artist/painter Alix Bailey married in 1995.
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  • 1993
    Age 25
    In 1993, he unsuccessfully auditioned for Saturday Night Live, and most of the comedy clubs in New York City closed.
  • 1989
    Age 21
    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.
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  • 1985
    Age 17
    His first attempt at stand-up was in 1985 at an open mic night at a comedy club in Boston, Massachusetts, during the apex of the comedy boom.
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    C.K. attended Newton North High School, and graduated in 1985.
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  • 1967
    C.K. was born on September 12, 1967, in Washington, D.C., the son of Mary Louise Székely (née Davis), a software engineer, and Luis Székely, an economist. C.K.'s parents met at Harvard University, where his mother was completing her degree in a summer-school program.
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