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Digging into the Feud Between Dane Cook & Louis C.K. : August 28, 2013

Louis C.K. and Dane Cook are both comedians of enormous popularity, successful in a field that is appropriately deemed by many as being the most difficult in the entertainment indu ...

Louis C.K. Bypasses Ticketmaster, Sells $45 Tickets Through His Website : June 27, 2012

Louis C.K. made waves (and a bunch of money) last year when he decided to bypass all normal distribution channels and release his newest stand up comedy special on through his webs ...

Just For Laughts 42 Festival Hits Toronto with Louis CK : May 24, 2012

The Just for Laughs comedy festival is a long-running annual event that began in Montreal and opened a Toronto version back in 2007. Now a new version of the Toronto portion of the ...

Louis CK to Bypass Cable Networks, Release Comedy Special Online : November 19, 2011

For his next stand up special, comedian Louis C.K. will forego the usual method of airing the show on one of the cable networks and release the film on his website, louisck.net. As ...

louis ck Biography

The Grammy and Emmy award winning stand-up comedian, actor, television and film writer Louis C.K. was born as Louis Szekely in Washington, D.C. on September 12, 1967. He stars in Louie, an FX comedy series. He also directs and writes for the show. From an early age Louis wanted to be a comedian and writer. His influences included George Carlin, Steve Martin, Richard Pryor and Bill Cosby.

In 1984 Louis first attempted stand-up comedy when he performed at a comedy club in Boston at their open-mic night. Eventually he graduated to paid gigs, hosting comedy clubs and being an opener for Jerry Seinfeld. In 1989 he relocated to Manhattan. Louis performed on several television shows, including Star Search and Evening at the Improv. He released a comedy special on HBO in 1996. In 2008 C.K. had a comedy special called Chewed Up air on Showtime Network and in 2010 his concert film called Hilarious was released. In December 2011 C.K. released Live at the Beacon Theater. The special was directed and produced by him independently. He distributed the work from his own website and has earned over 1 million dollars from the work.

Louis has performed on numerous television shows. They include Jimmy Kimmel Live, Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Lopez Tonight and Late Show with David Letterman. He has also worked as a writer for numerous television programs, including The Chris Rock Show and The Dana Carvey Show. He was nominated for three Emmy awards for his work with The Chris Rock Show, and in 1999 won the Best Writing in a Variety or Comedy Series Emmy award. C.K. has also written and directed several independent films, including Sunny Skies (1995) and Tomorrow Night (1998). He is also the co-writer with Chris Rock of two screenplays: 2001's Down to Earth and 2007's I Think I Love My Wife.