Six-time Emmy® Award winner 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. He serves as executive producer, writer, director, editor, and star of FX’s Peabody Award winning hit show Louie, which recently aired its fifth season. Louis is also at work on Baskets starring Zach Galifianakis and Better Things starring Pamela Adlon, both of which he will co-write and produce under his multi-year development deal with FX. Additionally, Louis will write, direct, and star in the upcoming indie dramedy I’m a Cop and will executive produce Amazon’s One Mississippi, a comedy based on the life of comedian Tig Notaro.
Louis has received over 30 Emmy nominations throughout his career, including wins for “Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series” for his work on Louie and awards for “Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special” for his standup comedy specials. Throughout his career, he also has earned the 2014 American Comedy Award for “Comedy Special of the Year,” five Comedy Awards, four Writers Guild Awards, two Critics Choice Television Awards, two Television Critics Association Awards, a Grammy Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He was also honored as the 2011 “Comedy Person of the Year” at the Just For Laughs Festival.
On stage, Louis continues to cement his status as one of the most innovative standup comedians of all time. Always one to experiment, he released his 2011 standup special, Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theater, 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. He released his latest stand-up special, Louis C.K. Live From The Comedy Store, in the same manner in January 2015, a few months before the special premiered on FX.
In January 2015, he became the first comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden three times for the same tour.
In the film world, Louis will next appear in Trumbo alongside Bryan Cranston and Elle Fanning. He will also be heard as the voice of “Max” in the animated film The Secret Life of Pets, set for release in 2016. Previously, 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®.
Additionally, on television, Louis previously had a recurring role on the Emmy-nominated NBC comedy series, Parks & Recreation.
Louis’s 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.
Louis currently lives in New York.