Louis C.K. ( born September 12, 1967), is a stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and filmmaker from the United States. Louis C.K. received multiple prizes for The Chris Rock Show, Louie, and his stand-up specials Live at the Beacon Theater (2011) and Oh My God (2012), as well as three Peabody Awards, three Grammy Awards, six Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award (2013).
C.K.'s stand-up special Shameless was named third on Rolling Stone's “Divine Comedy: 25 Finest Stand-Up Specials and Movies of All Time” list in 2015, and he was fourth on the magazine's 2017 list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time.
Louis C.K. Personal Life
In 1995, Louis C.K. married Alix Bailey, an artist. Katherine “Kitty” Szekely and Mary Louise Szekely are their two daughters . In 2008, the couple divorced. Mary Louise Szekely, C.K.'s mother, died on June 3, 2019.
C.K. had a brief romance with Fiona Apple, a musician. In 2018, C.K. confirmed he was dating Blanche Gardin.
Louis C.K. Career
Louis C.K. began writing for comedians such as David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Dana Carvey, Chris Rock, and Saturday Night Live in the 1990s. He also directed bizarre short films and two feature films, Tomorrow Night (1998) and Pootie Tang (2001).
C.K. became one of the first performers to provide direct-to-fan sales of tickets to his stand-up gigs and DRM-free video concert downloads via his website when he released his debut comedy CD, Live in Houston, in 2001. He has nine comedy albums to his credit, and he frequently directs and edits his specials.
He appeared in films such as David O. Russell's American Hustle, Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine, and the Hollywood blacklist drama Trumbo (all released in 2013). Louie, an Emmy Award-winning semi-autobiographical comedy-drama series that ran on FX from 2010 to 2015, was written, directed, and starring C.K. developed and starred in Horace and Pete, a self-funded web series, in 2016.
Louis C.K. also co-created the FX sitcoms Baskets and Better Things, and in the same year, he voiced Max in the animated film The Secret Life of Pets.
Following the publication of an article in The New York Times in 2017, he admitted to many acts of sexual misconduct. As a result of the backlash, his 2017 film I Love You, Daddy was removed from distribution before its release, and his stand-up career came to a standstill. He returned to stand-up comedy in 2018 and scheduled an international tour in 2019.
Louis C.K. got a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album in 2020 for his new comedy special, Sincerely Louis CK, which he uploaded on his website. He went on a worldwide comedy tour in 2021 and released a new comedy special, Sorry, on his website.
Louis C.K. Political View
C.K. said of political polarization, ” “Some things I consider to be conservative or liberal. I'm suspicious of people who fit into only one category for everything. I don't see why you have the same approach for every problem.”
C.K. sent an email to his mailing list in March 2016 that was critical of the 2016 presidential election. Although C.K. expressed his desire for a conservative president, he compared Republican Party presidential contender Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. He called Trump a liar “”He's not a monster,” he adds, “but he's an irrational bigot.”
He's a depressed individual.” Later, C.K. described the e-mail as “irrational.” To thunderous applause from the Late Show audience, he explained to Stephen Colbert in April 2017 that Trump is not “some new form of evil,” but rather “a filthy, corrupt, nasty, rotten, lying piece of shit.”
C.K. donated to Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign in March 2020. The campaign, on the other hand, stated that C.K.'s $2,800 donation had been reimbursed. Neither Biden nor C.K. have issued statements on the subject.
Louis C.K. Philanthropy
Louis C.K. made a million dollars in a matter of days in 2011 by selling Live at the Beacon Theater on his website, half of which he gave away to his crew and charities. The Fistula Foundation, Green Chimneys, the Pablove Foundation, Charity: Water, and Kiva were among the recipients.
He chose the Fistula Foundation as the recipient of his Jeopardy! Power Players Week participation in 2016, and the organisation received $50,000.
During the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States in April 2020, C.K. contributed $30,000 to the wait staff at the Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village as part of a GoFundMe effort called “Tip Your Wait Staff.”
Louis C.K. Awards and Nominations
Louis C.K. has garnered numerous honors and nominations for his achievements in stand-up comedy, writing, acting, directing, producing, and editing. There are 39 Emmy Award nominations and six wins among them.
For Hilarious in 2012, Live at Madison Square Garden in 2016, and Sincerely Louis CK in 2022, C.K. has received three Grammy Awards for Best Comedy Album. In addition, C.K. has been nominated for two Golden Globes and five Screen Actors Guild Awards, winning one in 2013 with the ensemble cast of American Hustle.
For his series Louie, Better Things, and Horace and Pete, C.K. has won three Peabody Awards for Excellence in Entertainment. Along with his writing partner Pamela Adlon, he won three Writers Guild of America Awards for his work on Louie C.K.
The album by Louis C.K. Sincerely Louis C.K. won best comedy album at the 2022 Grammy Awards on April 4, 2022.
Louis C.K. Net Worth
Louis C.K. has a one-of-a-kind mechanism that allows him to sell digital downloads of his comedy specials as well as tickets on his website. Despite concerns about pirated content, the comedian's endeavor was successful.
Louis C.K. was able to make $4.5 million in just under 48 hours on one occasion. Intelligent financial methods like these have helped Louis C.K. achieve incredible success, such as earning $16 million in just one year. This approach proved to be so successful that it prompted other comedians to adopt it. Between 2016 and 2017, Louis C.K.'s earnings increased considerably, and he made $50 million during that time.
Louis C.K. was born in Washington, District of Columbia, on September 12, 1967. He is a writer and producer who has worked on movies such as Louie (2010), American Hustle (2013), and Horace and Pete (2016). Previously, he was married to Alix Bailey.
Louis C.K. has a net worth of $35 million and is an American stand-up comedian, film writer, actor, producer, and director. Louis C.K., widely regarded as one of the best stand-up comedians of all time, has certainly made a name for himself throughout the years.
His career has also been tainted by controversy in recent years, despite the fact that he has had tremendous success overall. Louis C.K. returned to stand-up comedy and toured abroad despite many allegations of sexual assault.