Louis C.K.

Biography

Writer, comedian, actor and filmmaker Louis C.K. got his start writing for Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman, the short-lived Dana Carvey Show and the HBO series The Chris Rock Show. In 2000, he wrote and directed the cult fave Pootie Tang, and in 2006 he starred in his own HBO series, Lucky Louie, the first-ever three-camera sitcom aired by the channel. Throughout his career, C.K. has performed stand-up; highly regarded by his comic peers, he enjoys the status of "the comedian's comedian among comedian's comedians." His first album, Live in Houston, came out in 2007, with Shameless, Chewed Up and Hilarious appearing in 2007, 2008 and 2011, respectively. C.K. gained wider recognition with the 2010 advent of his critically acclaimed series on FX, Louie, which he writes and directs, playing an exaggerated version of his post-divorce self. Marked by abrasive honesty, C.K.'s cringe-inducing comedy, whether onstage or on TV, is a combination of observational comments on society, his everyday life as the father of two girls and the self-doubt that informs his personality.
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