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Louie (2010– )

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The life of Louis CK, a divorced comedian with two kids living in New York.


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Top Rated TV #103 | Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 19 wins & 68 nominations. See more awards »



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Series cast summary:
 Louie (61 episodes, 2010-2015)
 Lilly (32 episodes, 2010-2015)
 Jane (30 episodes, 2010-2015)


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)


Comedy | Drama


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Release Date:

29 June 2010 (USA)  »

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Susan Kelechi Watson was cast as Louie's ex-wife even though she is African-American and Louie's children are Caucasian. Louis C.K. stated that he was so impressed by her audition that he cast her regardless of her race. See more »


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Brother Louie
Written by Errol Brown and Tony Wilson
Performed by Ian Lloyd
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Promises, promises
7 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ricky Gervais called Louis C.K. "the funniest comedian working in America today", so it's fitting that Louis should repay the compliment with a guest spot for Gervais on his show. And what a guest spot! Gervais is allowed to do what Gervais does best, say ridiculously sublime and horribly tasteless things while still remaining oddly endearing. Ricky's jokes in anyone else's hands could seem the punch lines of a sociopath. Whether Louis C.K. will fulfill Ricky's pronouncement as "the funniest comedian working in America today" remains to be seen, but he's off to a good start. Each episode of Louis is presented in two vignettes, two seemingly random episodes connected by a greater theme, such as aging, love, death, health, wealth and happiness, etc. And so far, Louis C.K. has surrounded himself with excellent playmates (Gervais, for one). Now let us hope that he takes a cue from Ricky Gervais and keeps his comedy grounded in a painfully bittersweet hyper reality, as opposed to a Jerry Seinfeld/ Larry David world of snarky cynicism. The random quirkiness of his show has already drawn Seinfeld comparisons, but it's pretty obvious Louis has a hope for humanity his predecessors have never had. Louis C.K. (the character) is both a schlemiel and a schlimazel, a loser either way you look at it, but he has a dignity befitting a Ricky Gervais character. And that's a winner anyway you look at it.

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