If you are a fan of comedy then Louis C.K. needs no introduction. As a regular guest on O&A he also starred in the HBO sitcom Lucky Louie, which also featured Jim Norton and Rick Shapiro. Unfortunately, the show was cancelled after one season. He is currently starring in a new show, "Louie" on FX, on which he is also the writer, director and editor.
Louis C.K. first took the stage in 1984 at an open-mic in Boston, Massachusetts, during the apex of the comedy boom. He was so discouraged by the experience that he didn't perform again for two years. As Boston's comedy scene grew, he gradually achieved success, performing alongside acts such as Denis Leary and Lenny Clarke.
In 1989, he moved to New York City. He performed his act on many televised programs, including Evening at the Improv and Star Search. In 1996 HBO released his first half-hour comedy special.
C.K. has performed his stand-up frequently on shows such as Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Lopez Tonight, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. In August 2005, C.K. starred in a half-hour HBO special as part of the stand-up series One Night Stand.
On December 10, 2011, Louis C.K. released his fourth full-length special, Live at the Beacon Theater. Like Hilarious, it was produced independently and directed by C.K., but unlike his earlier work, it was distributed digitally on the comedian's website, forgoing both physical and broadcast media. C.K. released the special digital rights management-free for $5.00, hoping these factors and the direct relationship between the artist and consumer would effectively deter piracy.
The success of the special prompted other comedians, including Jim Gaffigan, Joe Rogan, and Aziz Ansari, to release their own specials with a similar business model.
On May 11, 2012, C.K. additionally made two audio-only downloads available for $5.00 each: WORD – Live at Carnegie Hall (and the audio version of his first HBO stand-up special, Shameless), as well as an audio-only version of Live at the Beacon Theater.
C.K.'s fifth one-hour special, Oh My God, recorded at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, premiered on HBO April 13.
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