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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 Louie.
Louis was nominated for four 2011 Emmy Awards for Louie and his most recent standup special “Hilarious” including “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series”, “Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series”, “Outstanding Picture Editing For A Special” and “Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music or Comedy Special”. He also was recently honored as 2011 “Comedy Person of the Year” from the Just For Laughs Festival, won a 2011 Comedy Award for “Best Standup Special”, and was recently nominated for five 2012 Comedy Awards. 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 last standup special, Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon, 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 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 2008, Louis was seen in Diminished Capacity with Matthew Broderick, Virginia Madsen and Alan Alda and Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins with Martin Lawrence, Mike Epps and Cedric the Entertainer. He also starred in the film, The Invention of Lying, alongside Ricky Gervais and Jennifer Garner, and had a recurring role on the NBC series, Parks & Recreation, which he recently reprised earlier this year.