More Louis C.K. Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins)With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Louis C.K. (Marty) is one of the most honest and respected comedic voices of his generation, finding success in television and film as well as the live stage.
As a stand-up comedian, Louis made the leap from stand-up clubs to theaters with his current national theater tour, Louis C.K.: Chewed Up, which will be taped as a one- hour special in 2008. His first one-hour HBO special, Louis C.K.: Shameless, premiered on January 13, 2007 to critical acclaim and was released on DVD in June.
Louis starred in two HBO One Night Stand half-hour stand-up specials, a Comedy Central Presents special, HBO's 25th Anniversary Young Comedians special and is a regular on Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
Louis created and starred in HBO's first traditional sitcom, Lucky Louie, about the struggles of first-time parenthood. The complete first season of Lucky Louie is available on DVD.
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. Louis' most successful short film, Ice Cream, screened at Sundance and the New Directors, New Films series at the MOMA in 1994. Ice Cream went on to be sold in several foreign television markets and can still be seen on Bravo.
Louis' live comedy CD, Louis C.K. Live in Houston and a DVD of his short films is available through his website: www.louisck.com.
Bio courtesy Universal Pictures for "Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins" (16-Nov-2008)