American comedian, actor, director, writer, editor and producer, Louis C.K. stepped into showbiz with stand-up comedy. Simultaneously, he also delved into directing surreal short films starting with ‘Trash Day’ (1984). A winner of one Peabody Award, six Primetime Emmy Awards and two Grammy Awards for Best Comedy Album, his rich career consists of several notable works. These include writing, co-producing and acting in television program ‘The Chris Rock Show’ (1997–99); creating, writing, executive-producing and acting in the television series ‘Louie’ (2010–15); featuring in supporting role in 2013 black comedy-crime film ‘American Hustle’; and coming up with stand-up specials ‘Live at the Beacon Theater’ (2011) and ‘Oh My God’ (2013).
This multi-talented personality with expansive body of work has thrived to cement his position in showbiz both critically and commercially. However, he too had to face censure, for both his creative pursuits professionally as also for some of his personal actions that in a way affected his professional endeavours.
Filmography of Louis C.K. includes popular television series ‘Louie’, commercially successful film ‘The Invention of Lying’ (acting, 2009); and stand-up special ‘Live at the Beacon Theater’ among others. The film ‘Pootie Tang’ (2001) directed by him remained a box-office failure.
Based on the 1977 biographical novel by Bruce Alexander Cook, the film follows the life of the celebrated Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, later blacklisted for his political belief. Focusing on his all-round struggles, which forced him to ghostwrite many award winning scripts, the film tells us how he overcame his troubles to receive his due.
FBI agent Richie DiMaso catches two con artists and lovers—Irving and Sydney—in a loan scam and compels them to set up detailed sting operations to nab corrupt politicians and mafia including the Mayor, Carmine Polito. Meanwhile Rosalyn, Irving’s unpredictable wife, has her own interests and can ruin the entire operation.
Jasmine Francis’s life is a mess – her wealthy husband was arrested for forgery and he committed suicide; she is a complete broke and has suffered a nervous breakdown and is consuming too much alcohol and anti-anxiety medicine. She moves in with her working class sister and decides to improve her present but in doing so, chooses a path of deception.
Two energy drink salesmen, Danny and Wheeler, are instructed to complete 150 service hours to avoid going to jail for unruly behavior. Assigned to a mentoring program as ‘Role Models’ to younger troublemakers, they initially find it difficult, but soon get along with their charges. However, they get thrown out of the program following some blunders. Do they finally clear their names?
Mark Bellison is a screenwriter of historical readings in an alternate universe where the concept of lying does not exist and people tell whatever is on their minds. After being fired from his job and warned of being evicted, he blurts out a lie in the bank and realizes how it can change his life forever.
Henry Altmann is always upset and angry. However, when his doctor tells him that he is suffering from a brain aneurysm and will die within 90 minutes, he decides to make peace with his friends and family.
Richard is a married man, but thinks of spending time with other women. His morals are tested when he is visited by the former mistress of an old friend.
Down to Earth is a comedy film which revolves around an aspiring comedian who dies before his actual time. Therefore he is given a second shot at life, by being placed in the body of a wealthy but much-disliked businessman.
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins is a romantic comedy film which tells the story of Dr R J Stevens, a successful talk-show host, who has millions of fans, but has cut off his ties to his parents and his hometown. However, he reluctantly agrees to attend the 50th anniversary of his parents, along with his wife and his ten year old son.
Pootie Tang rises to fame for his heroic acts, and becomes a good influence for the children of America. However, LecterCorp, an industrialist learns about his positive influence to society, and therefore sends his right-hand lady to seduce Pootie Tang.
A spoilt Jack Russel Terrier named Max finds himself in trouble because of the cat Ozone, when he tries to get rid of Max, his owner’s new dog. When they are rescued on their way to the pound by the leader of abandoned pets, a rabbit named Snowball, they must find a way back to their home.
Louis C.K. Awards
|Louis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store||Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special||2015|
|Louie||Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series||2014|
|Louis C.K. Oh My God||Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special||2013|
|Louie||Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series||2012|
|Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater||Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special||2012|
|The Chris Rock Show||Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program||1999|
|Winner||Best Comedy Album||2016|
|Winner||Best Comedy Album||2012|
|Louis C.K.: Hilarious||Best Comedy Album||2011|