Things began to turn around when C.K. got a job as a staff writer for the cable show Caroline’s Comedy Hour. In 1993, he worked as a writer on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, helping craft the talk-show host’s very first sketch. He later wrote for The Dana Carvey Show and The Chris Rock Show. He also wrote and directed the 2001 comedy Pootie Tang. Upon its release, Roger Ebert wrote, “Pootie Tang is not bad so much as inexplicable. You watch in puzzlement: How did this train wreck happen?” C.K. characterizes the film as a flawed movie that only got worse when the studios tried to fix it.
In 2006, he created and starred in the HBO show Lucky Louie, which was cancelled after only one season. Shortly after, C.K. released a string of comedy specials, including Live at the Beacon Theater, which he sold on his website. After less than two weeks, sales topped $1 million and the comedian announced he would donate $280,000 to charity.
In 2010, his show Louie premiered on FX, with C.K. writing and directing all 13 episodes per season. The show has earned him many accolades and several Emmys, including 2011, 2012 and 2014 wins for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. He started a national comedy tour in October 2012, for which he also distributed tickets via his website. Despite some skepticism about his sales strategy, his shows began selling out immediately.
In addition to his hit sitcom and popular comedy tours, C.K. has appeared on other television shows as Parks and Recreation and in such films as American Hustle (2013). He also had his own comedy special Louis C.K. Oh My God on HBO in 2013.
Louis CK has appeared on a number of comedy series such as Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, the late night TV circuit, and Saturday Night Live. In 2015 he earned an Emmy nod for his work on SNL and his show Louie, along with several writing nominations.
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