Louis C.K. is bringing his comedy show to the small screen…
FX has acquired the television rights to the 47-year-old Mexican American actor/stand up comedian and Emmy winner’s next standup comedy special, Louis C.K. Live From the Comedy Store, announced FX CEO John Landgraf during the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena on Sunday.
The special will made be available to fans first in the coming weeks via Louis C.K.’s website, LouisCK.net, after his run of shows at Madison Square Garden.
Louis C.K. is the first comedian to sell out three shows for the same tour in Madison Square Garden history; tickets for a fourth show just went on sale.
He has been a trailblazer in offering his content online, starting with his Live at the Beacon Theater special in December 2011.
The hour-long comedy special, which will be written and directed by Louis C.K., will air on FX this spring. It’s being produced by his production company, Pig Newton.
Live at the Comedy Store is Louis C.K.’s sixth hour-long standup comedy special and the second to air on FX following Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater, which aired in May 2012.
Louis C.K. won Emmys in 2012 for Live at the Beacon Theater and in 2013 for Louis C.K.: Oh My God.
Meanwhile, the eight-episode fifth season of Louie will debut on FX on April 9 at 10:30 pm ET.