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Louie 

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The life of Louie C.K., a divorced comedian living in New York with two kids.

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Louis C.K.
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Top Rated TV #147 | Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 20 wins & 83 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Louis C.K. ...  Louie 61 episodes, 2010-2015
Hadley Delany ...  Lilly 32 episodes, 2010-2015
Ursula Parker ...  Jane 30 episodes, 2010-2015
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Storyline

Louie is a stand-up comedian and divorced father of two girls. This series follows him through his everyday life, as he meets various characters, struggles with his love life and pursues humor. Written by Anonymous

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Misery loves comedy. (season 3)

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Comedy | Drama

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AL | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

29 June 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lui See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The first two seasons were shot with a RED One camera which Louis C.K. owns. Starting with the third season, C.K. shot the series with a RED Epic camera that he bought. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.167 (2012) See more »

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Brother Louie
Written by Errol Brown and Tony Wilson
Performed by Ian Lloyd
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One of today's best comic's raises the bar for all future situation comedies
1 July 2011 | by GeorgeB-11See all my reviews

Louis CK began his career as a writer for various show's like the Ben Stiller Show and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. He also made several surrealist style short films which I highly recommend you look up on YouTube. With "Louie", CK has essentially perfected what he's been working at for over twenty years: short films/comedy sketches.

While the show retains an overarching structure revolving around Louis' daughters and his stand up comedy, the actual content of the episodes can cover virtually anything CK chooses, a sense of freedom he clearly loves. In fact, in a recent interview with Jimmy Kimmel, CK talked about the inconsistencies on his show: how characters appear out of nowhere and then disappear, never to be seen or spoken of ever again. Why? CK lost interest or couldn't think of anything funny to do with them. Other shows require their less interesting characters to have scenes in each episode, forcing the writing staff to jimmy them into the plot just so the actor can have a line of dialogue. CK views this as an unnecessary formality that it's about time television moves on from. I heartily agree.

If you enjoy laughter, watch Louie. If you hate boring, dull characters, watch Louie. If you're fed up with every character speaking like a comedy writer and having their conversations broken up by the requirement of canned laughs so that you, the stupid viewer, will know when to laugh, then watch Louie. Finally, if you like to ruminate on topics like inevitable death, the tragedy of aging, the annoying yet fulfilling requirements of parenthood, and then after much brooding, find yourself laughing at the absurdity of it all, then watch Louie. Because that's the show.


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