HBO announces new Louis C.K. stand-up special

"Louie" fans won't need to wait for the new season to see the comedian on TV, after all

By Prachi Gupta
November 13, 2012 3:00AM (UTC)
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Although comedian Louis C.K. declared a hiatus from his Emmy-award winning show "Louie", fans won't have to miss him for long: Today, HBO announced the broadcast of a new Louis C.K. stand-up special. Unlike typical HBO specials, C.K.'s will be available for sale on his site after HBO's special airs:

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Of the announcement, the New York Times writes:

The announcement represents a bit of a homecoming for Louis C. K., who previously wrote for “The Chris Rock Show” on HBO and starred in his own comedy series, “Lucky Louie,” for a single season on that network. After it canceled “Lucky Louie,” HBO gave Louis C. K. a development deal to produce a set of short films. Although those never led to a series on HBO, they eventually became the basis of his widely praised FX show.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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