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.
Misery loves comedy. (season 3)
Did You Know?
This show is currently the one exception to the intervention process from network executives. After a bad experience with HBO with his show Lucky Louie
(2006), the comedian had no particular interest to return to TV and rejected offers from the networks. By his own admission, he made enough money with the stand-up tours and his duties as a divorced father prevented him from working half the week. John Landgraf
, FX's president, met with C.K. and committed to work on his terms. To the actor, that meant absolute creative freedom, no control from the network whatsoever, no notes and only the money for the show. Without putting it in writing, Landgraf agreed to C.K.'s conditions, so the comedian receives $300,000 to make each episode and collects the minimum wage for DGA and WGA. He shoots on the days he is not in charge of his daughters, films on his own and sends the episodes to FX once they are edited, mostly by him. Therefore, the executives are watching them as another viewer and can not give notes. See more
There's an old saying: If you didn't screw that cow, it's not your cow.
I don't think that's how that goes.
Written by Errol Brown
and Tony Wilson
Performed by Ian Lloyd See more