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Sat, 2017-Nov-11 01:34 UTC
Length - 4:05
Welcome to popular Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a popular Wikipedia page every day.
With 314,216 views on Friday, 10 November 2017 our article of the day is Louis C.K..
Louis C.K. (; born Louis Székely; September 12, 1967) is a Mexican-American comedian, actor, writer, producer, director, and editor. "C.K." is a phonetic simplification of his surname. C.K. began his career in the 1990s and early 2000s writing for several comedians including David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Dana Carvey, Chris Rock and also for other comedy shows. Also in this period, he was directing surreal short films and went on to direct two features—Tomorrow Night (1998) and Pootie Tang (2001)—before he starred in the short-lived HBO television sitcom Lucky Louie in 2006. Louie, an acclaimed semi-autobiographical comedy-drama series that C.K. created, stars in, writes, directs, executive produces, and is the primary editor of, began airing in 2010 on FX. He had supporting acting roles in the films The Invention of Lying (2009), American Hustle, Blue Jasmine (both 2013), and Trumbo (2015). C.K. created and starred in his self-funded web series Horace and Pete in 2016. He also co-created the shows Baskets and Better Things for FX and voiced Max the dog in the animated film The Secret Life of Pets in the same year. His first film in sixteen years, I Love You, Daddy, premiered in 2017.
He released his debut comedy album, Live in Houston, in 2001 directly through his website and became among the first performers to offer direct-to-fan sales of tickets to his stand-up shows, as well as DRM-free video concert downloads, via his website. C.K. has released nine comedy albums in his career, often directing and editing his specials as well. He is known for his use of observational, self-deprecating, dark, and vulgar humor. In 2012, C.K. won a Peabody Award and has received six Primetime Emmy Awards, as well as numerous awards for The Chris Rock Show, Louie, and his stand-up specials Live at the Beacon Theater (2011) and Oh My God (2013). He has won the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album twice. Rolling Stone ranked C.K.'s stand-up special Shameless number three on their "Divine Comedy: 25 Best Stand-Up Specials and Movies of All Time" list and, in 2017, ranked him fourth on its list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time.
In November 2017, The New York Times reported that five women accused C.K. of pressuring them to watch or listen to him masturbate. He admitted the stories are true. As a result of the controversy, the distributor of C.K.'s film I Love You Daddy, The Orchard, announced they would no longer distribute the film.
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