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Louis C.K.



Born in 1967, Louis C.K. got his start in comedy after moving to New York City in 1989 and appearing on as many of the numerous televised comedy programs being shot in the city as possible. Soon making short films and touring the country on the comedy circuit, C.K. got his start in television as one of the original writers for the wildly irreverent Conan O'Brien Show when it premiered in 1993. Masterminding such long-running skits as the Staring Contest and Actual Items (some of which continued to appear regularly, years after his departure), C.K. continued to make short films as he later worked for The Late Show With David Letterman and The Dana Carvey Show, all the while gaining popularity as a talented comedian.

1996 proved to be a somewhat pivotal year for him. After taping his own comedy special for HBO, he was hired as a producer for what would become one of his most fruitful opportunities, The Chris Rock Show. After a brief departure, during which he shot his first feature film, Tomorrow Night, he returned to The Chris Rock Show and earned an Emmy for his contributions in 1998. Serving as host to the PBS short film showcase Short Cuts the following year, C.K. next wrote and directed his first major studio film Pootie Tang (2001), based on the mush-mouthed character he had created for The Chris Rock Show, in addition to serving as co-writer on Rock's Down to Earth.



He created the made-for-HBO series Lucky Louie, an old-fashioned Honeymooners-esque sitcom in 2006, and the show had a brief run. He continued to hone his stand-up act, becoming one of the most respected comedians of his generation and releasing a long string of successful specials.

In 2007 he helped write Chris Rock's romantic comedy I Think I Love My Wife, but he found great success on the small screen in 2010 when he launched the FX show Louie. He was given a very small budget for each show by the network, and in return was given a level of artistic freedom rarely afforded to an television producer. The show earned rave reviews.



Louis made a splash at the end of 2011 when he self-distributed his most recent comedy special and proceeded to bring in more than enough money, causing some comics to consider trying their hand at the practice.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
74% The Secret Life of Pets
  • Max
2016
93% American Hustle
  • Stoddard Thorsen
2013
91% Blue Jasmine
  • Al
2013
No Score Yet Untitled Ice Cube/David O. Russell Project
  • Stoddard Thorsen
2013
No Score Yet Talking Funny
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Louis C.K.: Hilarious
  • Actor
  • Director
2010
58% The Invention of Lying
  • Greg
2009
No Score Yet Louis C.K. - Chewed Up
  • Actor
  • Director
2008
35% Diminished Capacity
  • Stan
2008
22% Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
  • Marty
2008
No Score Yet Comic Relief: The Greatest...and The Latest
  • Actor
2008
18% I Think I Love My Wife
  • Screenwriter
2007
No Score Yet Louis C.K.: Shameless
  • Actor
2007
29% Pootie Tang
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
2001
No Score Yet Tomorrow Night
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1998

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Guest
85% Baskets
2016
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents
1998-2011
  • Performer
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
  • Performer
90% Parks and Recreation
2009-2015
  • Dave
96% Horace and Pete
2016
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Horace Wittel VIII
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
93% Louie
2010-2015
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
  • Creator
  • Director
  • Voice
  • Producer
  • Louie
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
97% Portlandia
2011
  • Himself
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
93% One Mississippi
2015-2016
  • Executive Producer
94% Better Things
2016
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
  • Producer
No Score Yet Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
2012
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host

Quotes from Louis C.K.'s Characters