Louis C.K.

Louis C.K. is one of the most influential comedians of all-time. His FX series, Louie, is one of the most beloved shows in the recent history of television. Louis serves as the sole actor, writer, director, and co-editor of the series, which has earned widespread praise from critics and fans. For the second season of Louie, Louis won an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.” Previously, Louis served on the inaugural writing staff for Late Night with Conan O’Brien, served as head writer for The Dana Carvey Show, and wrote for The Chris Rock Show, for which he won an Emmy Award for writing. Louis’s first series, Lucky Louie, ran for one season on HBO prior to its cancellation. Louis followed this series up with his first HBO one-hour special entitled Shameless, which earned him tremendous praise from comedy fans. Louis then quickly released his second one-hour special Chewed Up, which aired on Showtime. While continuing to tour nationally, Louis released his third one-hour special Hilarious, as a concert film, which became the first stand up comedy performance to be accepted to the Sundance Film Festival in 2010. Louis forever changed the distribution of stand up comedy specials when he self-released his latest stand up special, Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theater on his website for only $5. Many comedians have followed suit, as Louis paved the way for comedians to circumvent general distribution in order to provide fans with better prices and artists with a greater share of their profits. Louis released an entirely different hour on a digital album entitled Louis CK: Word, which features material from his sold-out Carnegie Hall performance. He has appeared on Letterman, Leno, Conan, Fallon, Kimmel, Lopez, and countless other talk shows.He currently resides in New York City.