WATCH: Louis C.K. easily defeats two journalists on "Jeopardy!"

The comic cruised to victory on the show's "Power Players" week

Published May 19, 2016 3:16PM (EDT)

Louis C.K.'s resume includes a Peabody Award, two Grammys, and six Emmys. And as of Wednesday night, the comedian has a new title he can add to his long list of honors: "Jeopardy!" champion.

Competing for charity as part of the show's "Power Players" week, Louis C.K. cruised to victory over two journalists in typically awkward style. After a shaky start that saw the "Louie" star briefly fall into the red, CNN's Kate Bolduan and the Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart couldn't keep up with the comic, who held a commanding lead for much of the contest, and had the game locked up even before he provided the correct solution in Final Jeopardy.

As the victor, Louis C.K. won $50,000 for the Fistula Foundation, which helps women in developing countries who suffer from obstetric fistula, an injury sustained during childbirth.

"That's not a well-known charity," host Alex Trebek remarked when the comedian described the foundation.

"No it's not," Louis C.K. responded. "That's why I'm here."

Previous contestants this week have included novelist Jonathan Franzen (who proved he doesn't know everything in a loss to conservative pundit S.E. Cupp), Lara Logan, and Anderson Cooper. In Thursday's episode, Sen. Al Franken takes on CNN contributor Ana Navarro and ABC News legal correspondent Sunny Hostin.

Watch Louis C.K.'s win in full below:

By Michael Garofalo

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