Louie (2010–2015)
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Louie reunites with an old friend.


Louis C.K.


Louis C.K., Louis C.K. (creator)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Louis C.K. ... Louie
Doug Stanhope ... Eddie Mack
Michael Drumgold ... Open Mic Comedian #4
Chris Gethard ... Self - Open Mic Host
Gillian Glasco ... Arguing Black Woman
Leo Goodman ... Open Mic Comedian #1
Rhonda Hansome ... Open Mic Comedian #2
Nick Kocher ... Young Eddie
Aziza Miulli Aziza Miulli ... Open Mic Comedian #5
Patrick Holden O'Neill ... Young Louie (as Patrick O'Neill)
Rene Ojeda Rene Ojeda ... Liquor Store Owner
Gregg Rogell ... Gregg Rogell
Santos Santos ... Open Mic Comedian #3
William Stephenson ... Comedy Cellar Emcee
Jose Soto Jose Soto ... Arguing Hispanic Man


Louis finds one of his old friends named Eddie and decide to spend the day together. He and Eddie are shown to have a past together in which Eddie was a negative influence to his beginning career. And at the same time receives bad news from him. Written by James Hake

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Comedy | Drama



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According to Louis C.K., none of his producers wanted to make this episode because they felt that the script was too depressing. See more »


Eddie Mack: Louie, look me in the eye and tell me I have one good reason to live.
Louie: [a long pause] No.
Eddie Mack: See, you got nothin'.
Louie: No. No, I'm not - I'm not playin' that. I'm not doin' it.
Eddie Mack: Whadda you mean.
Louie: I mean - I mean fuck you, man. I got my reasons to live. I worked hard to figure out what they are; I'm not just handin' 'em to you. Okay? You want a reason to live? Have a drink of water and get some sleep. Wake up in the morning and try again like everybody else does.
Eddie Mack: Yeah, yeah, yeah: "tough love."
Louie: Nah, no love. Okay...
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Referenced in Crashing: Yard Sale (2017) See more »


Brother Louie
Written by Errol Brown and Anthony Wilson
Performed by Ian Lloyd
Courtesy of Machine Dream Records
(theme song)
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Best episode of Louie
13 July 2020 | by bagiyevmarifSee all my reviews

I've watched this one for the first time about 3 years ago and every once in a while i can't stop myself from rewatching it.It is beautifully shot,has a different atmosphere as it takes place in Brooklyn. My favourite stand-up comedian Doug Stanhope's performance is astounding. As Robin Williams said,this is one of the realistic portrayals of suicide,i honestly don't think there is anything quite like it apart from Leaving Las Vegas.The only negative thing that irritated me a little bit was Louie's acting in general.Eventhough i like him as a director and comedian,his acting isn't really good. Nonetheless,from its cinematography to editing,i'd dare to say this is one of the best episodes in tv history and Louis definitely deserves more recognition for his wonderful directorial skills.

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11 August 2011 (USA) See more »


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$300,000 (estimated)
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