The multi-hyphenate Louis C.K. recently returned to his first love, stand-up, and filmed one of his sets for a new Netflix special, “2017,” which will premiere on April 4. Above, take a look at the trailer and see how this six-time Emmy champ gets ready to face the audience on hand in the nation’s capital.
Louis C.K. won his first Emmy back in 1999 as a member of the writing staff for “The Chris Rock Show,” but his career took off in 2010 with the premiere of his FX comedy series “Louie,” which became a critical success. Since 2011 he has earned 32 Emmy nominations as a writer, director, producer, actor and editor for “Louie” and various stand-up specials. On top of that he also won a Peabody Award for “Louie” and is a two-time Grammy winner for Best Comedy Album.
In recent years Netflix has fully embraced stand-up comedy, including Patton Oswalt‘s Emmy winning “Talking for Clapping” and John Mulaney‘s Emmy nominated “The Comeback Kid” last year. Other comedians who have streamed material exclusively through the streaming site include Jim Gaffigan, “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah and Amy Schumer, whose “The Leather Special” debuted earlier this month.
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