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Louis C.K. shoots new comedy pilot for FX

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Aug 9th 2009 1:02PM
Louis C.K. is hoping his new FX pilot takes off.Louis C.K. just shot a new comedy pilot for FX. He plays a stand-up comic dealing with divorce and fatherhood. It's hard to imagine where they come up with this stuff when you consider that C.K. is a stand-up comic and a divorced father.

And, just to push the boundaries of creativity one level higher, FX is calling it Louis. (Strangely enough, rumor has it there's another pilot already called C.K. about an animated chicken working as a trauma nurse at a downtown hospital in a post apocalyptic future.)

One of the top stand-up comics working today and a former writer for Conan O'Brien and Dana Carvey, C.K. has yet to see his own TV projects take off. His 2006 HBO show Lucky Louie never got on the pop culture radar.

C.K. will appear on screen next in Ricky Gervais' next feature film, The Invention of Lying. He plays one of the idiots inhabiting an alternative world where everyone tells the truth all the time.

FX has had trouble establishing its comedy shows while some of its dramas (like The Shield) pulled down ratings and accolades. Time will tell if C.K. can turn that trend around.

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rick cokely

Don't forget, he also wrote Pooty Tang!

August 10 2009 at 10:20 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Matt

I see a hour comedy block of Louis and the great Its always sunny in Phildelphia

August 10 2009 at 5:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tony

I've seen Louis several times live and he is just amazing. One of the best comedians of today. I also heard he will be on Parks and Recreation this season. I hope FX picks this pilot up.

August 09 2009 at 4:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Paul

Amazing stand-up. Not only is a great joke writer, but his inflection and style really push the comedy through. Plus, it doesn't hurt that he tackles topics most people wouldn't dare to touch.

Hoping to see him live -- and interview him -- this fall when he tours Canada.

August 09 2009 at 3:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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