Back in December, 2011 Louis released his last standup special, Louis C.K. Live At the Beacon Theatre, directly to consumers through his website for $5. The move was hailed as groundbreaking and was a tremendous success. He has since added additional content to the site including audio downloads of “WORD-LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL” and “SHAMELESS”
Louis was nominated for four 2011 Emmy Awards for Louie, which will have its season premiere on Thursday, June 28 at 10:30 PM, and his standup special “Hilarious” including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Picture Editing for a Special and Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special. He recently won four awards at the 2012 Comedy Awards including Sketch Alternative Comedy Series and Comedy Directing TV for Louie, as well as Comedy Special of the Year and “Stand Up Tour” for Live at the Beacon Theatre. Louie was honored on many year-end top 10 lists including AFI, Time, Entertainment Weekly and dozens of others. “Hilarious” was also honored with a 2012 Grammy for Best Comedy Album.
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