Louis C.K.

Louis C.K.

Friday, April 08, 2016

10:30 pm

The Lincoln Theatre

Washington, DC


Show starts at 11:00 PM

Louis C.K. - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
Louis C.K.
Six-time Emmy Award winner Louis C.K. is one of the most honest and respected comedic
voices of his generation, finding success in both television and film as well as the live stage.
Currently, Louis can be seen starring in Horace and Pete, a drama he both writes and directs.
The show debuted in January 2016 and is being directly distributed through his website
louisck.net. Additionally, Louis serves as executive producer, writer, director, editor, and star of
FX’s Peabody Award winning hit show Louie, which recently aired its fifth season. Under his
multi-year development deal with FX, Louis also serves as co-writer and producer on Baskets
starring Zach Galifianakis and Better Things starring Pamela Adlon. Louis will also executive
produce Amazon’s One Mississippi, a comedy based on the life of comedian Tig Notaro.

Louis has received over 30 Emmy nominations throughout his career, including wins for “Outstanding
Writing for a Comedy Series” for his work on Louie and awards for “Outstanding Writing
for a Variety Special” for his standup comedy specials. Throughout his career, he also has earned
the 2014 American Comedy Award for “Comedy Special of the Year,” five Comedy Awards, four
Writers Guild Awards, two Critics Choice Television Awards, two Television Critics Association
Awards, two Grammy Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He was also honored as the
2011 “Comedy Person of the Year” at the Just For Laughs Festival.

On stage, Louis continues to cement his status as one of the most innovative standup comedians
of all time. Always one to experiment, he released his 2011 standup special, Louis C.K. Live at
the Beacon Theater, directly to consumers through his website for $5. The move was hailed as
groundbreaking and was a tremendous success, and he donated a large portion of the proceeds to
charity. He released his latest stand-up special, Louis C.K. Live From The Comedy Store, in the
same manner in January 2015, a few months before the special premiered on FX.

In January 2015, he became the first comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden three times for
the same tour. The third show was recorded and released as a digital audio download on his
website, which went on to take home a 2016 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.

In the film world, Louis most recently appeared in Trumbo alongside Bryan Cranston and Elle
Fanning. He will next be heard as the voice of “Max” in the animated film The Secret Life of
Pets, set for release later this year. Previously, Louis starred opposite Cate Blanchett and Alec
Baldwin in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine and appeared in American Hustle, which was awarded
“Best Picture – Comedy or Musical” at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. Additionally, on
television, Louis previously had a recurring role on the Emmy-nominated NBC comedy series,
Parks & Recreation.

Louis’s first feature film, Tomorrow Night – an independent film that he produced, wrote, and
directed – premiered at The Sundance Film Festival in 1998. He released the film through his
website for $5 in February 2014. Louis also created the short film Ice Cream, which screened at
Sundance and as part of the “New Directors, New Films” series at MOMA in 1994.

Louis currently lives in New York.
Venue Information:
The Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009