Louis C.K. is a Grammy winning comedian best known for the TV show Louie as well as his stand-up comic routines and TV specials. He is also an accomplished writer, filmmaker and actor. Despite his high-profile celebrity status, C.K. continues to perform gigs in small clubs and bars.
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Louis A. Székely was born in Washington, D.C. on 12th September, 1967. His mother is Irish Catholic while his father is of Hungarian and Mexican descent. He was only seven years of age when his family relocated to Massachusetts. Following the divorce of his parents, C.K. and his three siblings were raised by his mother in Newton, Massachusetts.
C.K. became interested in television when he saw his mother come home after a tiring day at work and only have boring TV shows to watch.
Louis C.K.’s first stand-up comedy performance was at an open mic in Boston when he was seventeen years old. He graduated from the Newton South High School in 1985 after which he began working as an auto mechanic and finally moved to New York in 1989. However stand-up comedy gigs were not very popular at the time and C.K. found himself performing and practicing at empty venues. He also gave an audition for the famous TV show Saturday Night Live but was not able to secure a spot. C.K. went through a struggling phase when he was unable to pay his rent and also met with a serious motorbike accident.
Things began to change for the better when Louis C.K. was hired as a staff writer for the show Caroline’s Comedy Hour. Later he took up writing for Late Night with Conan O’Brien and helped crafted the talk-show’s first sketch. In the year 1993, C.K. became the first comedian to perform on the show. Later on, he also wrote for shows including The Chris Rock Show and The Dana Carvey Show.
Louis C.K. performed his first comic act on numerous TV series. These include MTV Half Hour Comedy Hour, Comic Search, Comic Strip Live and Evening at the Improv.
In 1998, C.K. made his feature film directorial debut with Tomorrow Night. The independent black and white movie premiered at Sundance following many of C.K.’s short film making endeavors. The comedian self-released Tomorrow Night in 2014.
In 2001, Louis C.K. wrote and directed his second feature film titled Pootie Tang. It received negative reviews and the comedian has not taken up direction since.
In 2006, C.K. was seen in the HBO television sitcom Lucky Louie. The show was cancelled after only one season. However, he continued to release comedy specials such as Live at the Beacon Theater. He sold it via his official website and in less than two weeks’ time, its sales exceeded $1 million.
In 2010, the comedian’s show Louie premiered on FX network, with C.K. writing and directing all thirteen episodes per season. It garnered much praise and won C.K. Emmy Awards in the category of Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series both in 2012 as well as 2014.
C.K. kicked off a nationwide comedy tour in October of 2012. He distributed the tickets for the dates through his website. Although he was criticized by some for this sales strategy, his shows began to sell out almost immediately.
Louis C.K. has made appearances on several comedy series. These include Parks and Recreation, Saturday Night Live, Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis and Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cards Getting Coffee. He also acted in movies including American Hustle, Blue Jasmine, The Invention of Lying, Diminished Capacity, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins and Role Models.
Louis C.K. has also directed the provocative movie I Love You, Daddy. It is a story about a TV producer whose teenage daughter falls in love with an older man. It premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2017 and has generally received positive reviews.
Awards & Achievements
In 1999 C.K. won the Primetime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program category for his contributions on The Chris Rock Show. The comedian has so far won a total of six Emmy Awards for his work, including stand-up specials such as Oh My God and Live at the Beacon Theatre.
He also has two Best Comedy Album Grammys to his credit. C.K.’s stand-up special Shameless was ranked third by Rolling Stone on its Divine Comedy 25 Best Stand-Up Specials and Movies of All Time list. In 2017, it ranked him fourth on its 50 Best Stand-up Comics of All Time list. Besides, Comedy Central ranked him 98th on its 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All-Time list.
Louis C.K.’s television comedy Louie went on to win fourteen awards out of the 52 combined nominations it received, including the Golden Globe, Emmy Awards, Writers Guild of America Awards and Television Critics Association Awards.
In 2015, C.K. became the first comedian to sell out the prestigious Madison Square Garden thrice in a single tour.
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C.K.’s latest stand-up special titled 2017 was filmed in Washington, D.C. and released via Netflix in April of 2017. It presents his takes on a variety of subjects including religion, teachers, email fights, eternal love and giving dogs drugs.
His jokes are mostly based on observations and incidents about his marriage and children. Having written and performed a number of shows, C.K.’s fan following knows no bounds.
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