Height of Louis C.K.
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1. Where did Louis C.K. come from ?
Louis Székely (/ˈluːi ˌseɪˈkeɪ/; born September 12, 1967), best known by his stage name Louis C.K. (/ˈluːi ˌsiːˈkeɪ/), is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and moviemaker. C.K. won a Peabody Award in 2012 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 ranked him fourth on its 2017 list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time.
2. What could we know about Louis C.K. besides his height ?
C.K. began his career in the 1990s writing for comedians including David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Dana Carvey, Chris Rock, and Saturday Night Live. He was also directing surreal short movies and directed two features—Tomorrow Night (1998) and Pootie Tang (2001). In 2001, C.K. released his start comedy album, Live in Houston, directly through his website and became among the first performers to offer direct-to-fan sales of tickets to his stand-up shows and DRM-free video concert downloads via his website. He has released nine comedy albums, often directing and editing his specials as well.
3. What are the projects of Louis C.K. ?
He had supporting acting acts in the acclaimed movies such as David O. Russell’s American Hustle, Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine (both 2013), and the Hollywood blacklist drama Trumbo (2015). C.K. created, directed and acted in Louie, an acclaimed Emmy Award winning semi-autobiographical comedy-drama series aired from 2010 to 2015 on FX. In 2016, C.K. created and acted in his self-funded web series Horace and Pete. He also co-created the shows Baskets and Better Things for FX and voiced the protagonist Max in the animated movie The Secret Life of Pets in the same year.
4. Somme collaborations with Louis C.K. ?
In 2017 he admitted to several incidents of sexual misconduct. This resulted in widespread criticism and caused his 2017 movie I Love You, Daddy to be pulled from distribution prior to its release, a halt in his stand-up career, and many significant professional repercussions.
In 2018 he returned to stand-up comedy and in 2019 announced an international tour. In 2020, C.K. released his comeback special, Sincerely Louis C.K., on his website.
C.K. was born Louis Székely in Washington, D.C. on September 12, 1967, the son of software engineer Mary Louise (née Davis) and economist Luis Székely. His parents met at Harvard University, where his mother was completing her degree in a summer school program. They were married at St. Francis Church in Traverse City, Michigan. C.K. has three sisters. C.K.’s father is of Mexican and Hungarian descent. C.K.’s Jewish grandfather, Géza Székely Schweiger, had immigrated from Hungary to Mexico. C.K.’s mother, an American with Irish ancestry, grew up on a farm in Michigan. She graduated from Owosso High School in Owosso, Michigan. She attended University of Michigan and graduated from Ohio State University Phi Beta Kappa. C.K.’s maternal grandparents were M. Louise Davis and Alfred C. Davis.
When C.K. was a year old, his family moved to his father’s home country of Mexico, where his father had earned a degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico prior to graduating from Harvard. C.K.’s first language was Spanish; it was not until after they moved back to the U.S. when he was seven that he began to learn English. He has said that he has since forgotten much of his Spanish. When C.K. left Mexico with his family, they moved back to the United States and settled in Boston.
Upon moving from Mexico to suburban Boston, C.K. wanted to become a writer and comedian, citing Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Woody Allen, and George Carlin as some of his influences. When he was 10, his parents divorced. C.K. said that his father was around but he did not see him much and when he remarried, C.K.’s father converted to Orthodox Judaism, the faith of his new wife. C.K. and his three sisters were raised by their single mother in Newton, Massachusetts. The fact that his mother had only “bad” TV shows to view upon returning home from work inspired him to work on television. C.K.’s mother raised her children as Catholic and they attended after-school Catholic class until they completed communion. C.K. has said that his father’s whole family still lives in Mexico. C.K.’s paternal uncle Dr. Francisco Székely is an academic and an international consultant on environmental affairs who served as Mexico’s Deputy Minister of Environment (2000–2003).
C.K. attended Newton North High School, and graduated in 1985. He graduated with future Friends star Matt LeBlanc. After graduation, C.K. worked as an auto mechanic and at a public access TV cable station in Boston. According to C.K., working in public access TV gave him the tools and technical knowledge to make his short movies and later his television shows. “Learning is my favorite thing”, he said. He also worked for a time as a cook and in a video store.
In 1984, C.K. at 17 directed the comedic short movie Trash Day. The New York University Tisch School of the Arts showed an interest in him as a moviemaker, but he instead decided to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. C.K.’s first attempt at stand-up was in 1985 at an open mic night at a comedy club in Boston, Massachusetts, during the apex of the comedy boom. He was given five minutes of time, but had only two minutes of material. He was so discouraged by the experience that he did not perform again for two years. As Boston’s comedy scene grew, C.K. gradually achieved success, performing alongside acts such as Denis Leary and Lenny Clarke, and eventually he moved up to paid gigs, opening for Jerry Seinfeld and hosting comedy clubs until he moved to Manhattan in 1989. He performed his act on many televised programs, including Evening at the Improv and Star Search. C.K.’s short movie Ice Cream (1993), was submitted to the Aspen Shortsfest in 1994.
In 1993, he unsuccessfully auditioned for Saturday Night Live, although he did later work with Robert Smigel, writing on the TV Funhouse shorts for the program. C.K.’s earliest writing job was for Conan O’Brien on the late-night talk show Late Night with Conan O’Brien from 1993 to 1994, before briefly writing for Late Show with David Letterman in 1995. C.K. has stated that Conan O’Brien kept C.K. in comedy by hiring him, as he planned to quit comedy the following day if he had not been hired for Late Night with Conan O’Brien.
Throughout the spring of 1996, C.K. served as the head writer for The Dana Carvey Show; its writers also included Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Robert Smigel, and Charlie Kaufman. It was cancelled after seven episodes. In 1996, HBO released his first half-hour comedy special. C.K. appeared several times on the animated show Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist.
From 1997 to 1999, he wrote for The Chris Rock Show. His work on the show was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for writing three times, winning “Best Writing in a Variety or Comedy Series” in 1999. He was also nominated for an Emmy for his work writing for Late Night with Conan O’Brien. He has been quoted as describing his approach to writing as a “deconstruction” that is both painful and frightening.
In 1998, C.K. wrote and directed the independent black-and-white movie Tomorrow Night, which premiered at Sundance, marking his feature movie directorial start after making several shorter movies, including six short movies for the sketch comedy show Howie Mandel’s Sunny Skies (1995) on the Showtime cable network. C.K. self-released Tomorrow Night in 2014. He hosted the PBS show ShortCuts in 1999, which featured independent short movies, including some made by C.K. himself. Also that year, C.K. devised and acted in The Filthy Stupid Talent Show, a mock talent show television special. He had an early acting act in the independent comedy Tuna, alongside Nick Offerman, in 2000 and performed on the stand-up showcase series Comedy Central Presents the following year.
C.K. wrote and directed the feature movie Pootie Tang (2001), which was adapted from a sketch that was featured on The Chris Rock Show and featured Chris Rock in a supporting act. The movie received largely negative reviews from critics, but has become a cult classic; in a half-star review, Roger Ebert declared it a “train wreck” and felt the movie was “not in a releasable condition”. Though C.K. is credited as the director, he was fired at the end of movieing with the movie being re-edited by the studio. C.K. has since co-written two screenplays with Rock: Down to Earth (2001) and I Think I Love My Wife (2007). His first comedy album, Live in Houston, was released in 2001. In 2002, he voiced Brendon Small’s estranged father, Andrew Small, in the animated sitcom Home Movies. C.K. was among the writing staff of the sketch comedy show Cedric the Entertainer Presents (2002–03).
In August 2005, C.K. acted in a half-hour HBO special as part of the stand-up series One Night Stand. Inspired by the work ethic of fellow comedian George Carlin, who had committed to dropping all of his existing material and starting over every year, in June 2006, C.K. acted in and wrote Lucky Louie, a sitcom he created. The series premiered on HBO and was videotaped in front of a studio audience; it was HBO’s first series in that format. Lucky Louie is described as a bluntly realistic portrayal of family life. HBO canceled the series after its first season. C.K. was also a part of Opie and Anthony’s Traveling Virus Comedy Tour with other comedians in 2007. In 2007, he hosted a three-hour phone-in show on the service at the request of Opie & Anthony, during which he advised callers on their relationship troubles. During an interview with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld on the show, C.K. repeatedly asked Rumsfeld whether he is in fact a reptilian space alien who “eats Mexican babies”. Rumsfeld declined to comment and the video has since gone viral.
He appeared in three movies in 2008: Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, Diminished Capacity, and Role Models. C.K. launched his first hour-long special, Shameless, in 2007, which aired on HBO and was later released on DVD. In March 2008, he recorded a second hour-long special, Chewed Up, which premiered on Showtime Network on October 4, 2008, and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy or Variety Special.
C.K. and his wife Alix Bailey divorced in 2008, with C.K. and Bailey sharing joint custody of their children. In a 2010 interview, C.K. talked about how, after his divorce, he thought, “well, there goes my act.” He alluded to the way that his marriage had been central to his act and his life, and he said that it took him approximately a year to realize “I’m accumulating stories here that are worth telling.” One element in his preparation for stand-up was training at the same boxing gym as Lowell, Massachusetts fighter Micky Ward, trying to “learn how to … do the grunt work and the boring, constant training so that you’ll be fit enough to take the beating.”
A clip from an appearance by C.K. on Late Night with Conan O’Brien in October 2008 titled “Everything’s Amazing and Nobody is Happy” became a viral hit on YouTube in 2009, helping his standup career to propel forward.
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