Early life[ edit ] C. Francis Church in Traverse City, Michigan. Louise Davis and Alfred C. He has said that he has since forgotten much of his Spanish. He graduated with future Friends star Matt LeBlanc. Career beginnings[ edit ] In , C.
The New York University Tisch School of the Arts showed an interest in him as a filmmaker, but he instead decided to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. He was given five minutes of time, but had only two minutes of material. Together, they had two daughters. It was cancelled after seven episodes.
Focus on filmmaking[ edit ] In , C. The film 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 film was "not in a releasable condition".
Breakthrough as a stand-up, Lucky Louie, and divorce[ edit ] Louis C. 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 , C. 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. Unlike his previous specials—which had all been produced for television networks—Hilarious was produced independently, directed by C. As a result, it was not released until late K in November after he confirmed that a series of sexual misconduct allegations against him were true, meaning the show would have to be picked up by another network.
Like Hilarious, it was produced independently and directed by C. However, unlike his earlier work, it was distributed digitally on the comedian's website, foregoing both physical and broadcast media. By December 21, , the sales of the special from C. Russell 's black comedy crime film American Hustle , released in December , featured C. In May , it was announced that C. Live at Madison Square Garden through the pay what you want model.
K co-starred in the biographical drama film Trumbo as a composite character based on five different screenwriters who were blacklisted in Hollywood for their alleged ties to the Communist party during the s. Weinstein effect It was announced in January that C. The film was co-directed by Chris Renaud of the Despicable Me series, and was released on July 8, The incident, which took place on the set of a television pilot, was reported to executive producers Courteney Cox and David Arquette who considered shutting down the production until Corry convinced them to continue.
Goodman and Wolov recalled laughing at what they thought was a joke before being left speechless. Becky, who manages several prominent comedians, has since apologized and dropped C.
These stories were corroborated by comedian Abby Schachner who stated that Louis C. In Vanity Fair , Notaro discussed C. It was ordered for a full season by Amazon. He became one of the first performers to use his website to offer direct-to-fan ticket sales to his stand-up shows, as well as DRM -free video concert downloads. Water , and Kiva.