Louis C.K. is one of the most honest and respected comedic voices of his generation, finding success in both television and film as well as the live stage. Currently he serves as executive producer, writer, director and editor of FX’s Peabody Award winning hit show Louie, which is currently in production on its fourth season.
Louis received a total of nine Emmy® nominations in 2013, including one for Outstanding Comedy Series for Louie. That year, he took home the award of Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special for Louis C.K.: Oh My God. In 2012, he took home two Emmy Awards for Louie and his standup special Louis C.K. Live At The Beacon Theatre including Writing for a Comedy Series and Writing for a Variety Special. He also earned an additional five nominations that year.
Louis won four awards at the 2012 Comedy Awards including Sketch Alternative Comedy Series and Comedy Directing TV for Louie, as well as Comedy Special of the Year and Stand Up Tour for Louis C.K. Live at The Beacon Theatre. He also was honored as 2011 Comedy Person of the Year at the Just For Laughs Festival and won a 2011 Comedy Award for Best Standup Special. Louie was honored on many year-end top 10 lists including AFI, Time, Entertainment Weekly and dozens of others. Hilarious was also honored with a 2012 Grammy for Best Comedy Album.
Always one to experiment, Louis released his 2011 standup special, Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theatre, directly to consumers through his website for $5. The move was hailed as groundbreaking and was a tremendous success and he donated a large portion of the proceeds to charity.
As a filmmaker, Louis is best known for his cult classic Blaxploitation spoof, Pootie Tang, which he wrote and directed. Louis’ first feature film, Tomorrow Night – an independent film that he produced, wrote, and directed – premiered at The Sundance Film Festival in 1998. He released the film through his website for $5 in February 2014. Louis also created the short film, Ice Cream, which screened at Sundance and as part of the “New Directors, New Films” series at MOMA in 1994.
In 2013, Louis starred opposite Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine and appeared in American Hustle, which was awarded Best Picture – Comedy or Musical at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards®. He was previously seen in Diminished Capacity and Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins. He also starred in the film, The Invention of Lying and had a recurring role on the NBC series, Parks & Recreation.
Louis currently lives in New York.