It’s been a great year so far for stand-up comedian Louis C.K. His critically-acclaimed show, Louie, is doing well on FX and even managed to earn him two Emmy award nominations (Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series). And now, it seems like his ban over at the Late Show with David Letterman has come to an end as well.
Earlier in May, C.K. told GQ magazine’s Scott Raab that he had been banned from the late night talk show for fifteen years – a show he once wrote for, even performing there a couple of times.
However, within weeks of that GQ interview the Late Show confirmed that the comedian would once more be gracing their stage some time at the end of July, ending speculation that the ban was still in effect. And C.K. did, performing a set that was at once in-keeping with the Late Show‘s family friendly image but not straying at all from the comedy that made him famous – proving just how versatile he is.
It’s C.K’s self-confessional style that has made him famous, as he tells us about being divorced, raising his two kids and now, as witnessed on the Late Show how society would be better served by having lions become a part of our population. And it’s one that’s served him well. His stand-up career is doing stellar as is his HBO special Hilarious, which also earned him two Emmy award nominations (Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special and Outstanding Picture Editing for a Special). Not to mention that Louie is actually punctuated by clips of C.K performing stand-up much like Seinfeld.
For more Louis C.K. pick up a copy of GQ’s latest August/Comedy Issue.