Five-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. Currently he serves as executive producer, writer, director, and editor of FX’s Peabody Award winning hit show Louie, which will enter its fifth season in April 2015. C.K. is also at work on two new projects—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.
C.K. has received over 25 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 stand-up comedy specials. Throughout his career, he has also 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, C.K. continues to cement his status as one of the most innovative stand-up comedians of all time. Always one to experiment, he released his 2011 stand-up 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 at the Comedy Store, in the same manner in January 2015. The special will premiere on FX later this spring.
In January 2015, he became the first comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden three times for the same tour.
In the film world, C.K. will next appear in Trumbo alongside Elle Fanning and Bryan Cranston. In 2013, he 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, C.K. previously had a recurring role on the Emmy-nominated NBC comedy series, Parks & Recreation.
C.K.’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. C.K. 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.
C.K. currently lives in New York.