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Louis C.K. is a stand-up comedian, television writer, producer, and filmmaker.

 

On August 19, 2005, Louis premiered his second HBO One Night Stand half-hour stand-up special to critical acclaim. He has starred in his own Comedy Central Presents special, HBO's 25th Anniversary Young Comedians special and is a regular on The Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O Brien.

 

Louis was one of the original staff writers for Late Night with Conan O Brien, spending two years with the show. He went on to write for The Late Show with David Letterman and was the Head Writer and producer of The Dana Carvey Show on ABC. Louis won an Emmy and an Ace Award for his work on The Chris Rock Show on HBO, where was a co-producer and writer for three seasons.

 

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 and was screened at the Seattle, Hampton's, Gotesborg and SXSW film festivals. Louis most successful short film, Ice Cream, screened at Sundance and the New Directors, New Films series at MOMA in 1994. Ice Cream, which won the Grand Prize at the Aspen Shortfest, went on to be sold in several foreign television markets and can still be seen on Bravo.

 

Louis has released a DVD of his short films and the live comedy CD, Louis C.K. Live in Houston which are available through his website: www.louisck.com. Also on the site are stand-up and film video clips, tour dates and a message board.

 

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