Who is Louis C.K and what is his net worth 2018? Louis C.K is an American Comedian who worked most of his career writing comedy series and doing standup comedy. He is one of the most loved comedians not just in the states but all over the world. Louis started his career in comedy by writing several comedy shows. He was writing shows for David Letterman, Conan O’Brien and Chris Rock in the year 1990s and early 2000. He also wrote and directed movies like Tomorrow Night and Pootie tang during these years. In the year 2006, he started in a sitcom for HBO, Lucky Louise which has a short run on air.
C.K started his career in the year 1985 with an open mic in a nightclub in Boston. This was the time of comedy boom and C.K decided to give it a try. He was given 2 minutes to perform but he had only prepared for 2 minutes. He was highly disappointed with this experience and stayed away from comedy for 2 years. He tried again as the open mic scene grew better in US. He started getting paid for his gigs when he started opening for Jerry Seinfeld.
He is known to be ‘a know it all’ when it comes to comedy. He had created, and started in a Semi-autobiographical drama called Louie, in the year 2010 which was aired on FX. He had been in various movies like the invention of Lying, American Hustle, Blue Jasmine, and Trumbo.
Louis C.K changed the game of how comedians reach their audience. He started a comedy album Live in Houston. This happened in the year 2001 when he released this album through his website. His website allowed direct download of the shows or the series from the website. This is known to have motivated many other comedians like Jim Gaffigan, Aziz Ansari, and Joe Rogan to follow a similar business model. He also started selling tickets directly to his fans for the standup comedy shows.
He started selling the tickets through a direct platform DRM-free. He said that the ticket sellers are unnecessary barriers between the comedian and the audience. It also helped cut short the expenses and gave comedians a direct control. There was now no gap between how a ticket is sold and bought which showed a great impact on audience response to these shows. The good part of the deal is that he did it for other comedians as well. His humour stands in the dark category and he is known for using vulgar language and self-deprecating content.
He is a six-time winner of Emmy Awards. In the year 2012, he won the Peabody Award. His albums have bagged him the Grammy Award twice. In the 25 best Stand-up and Movies of All Time list has ranked C.K’s shameless at number three by Rolling Stone. He made it to the list of 50 best stand-up comics of all time in the year 2017.
Louis CK was born on 12th September in the year 1967, in Washington, D.C. His father Luis Székely was an economist and his mother Louise Székely was an engineer. His parents met at Harvard University where his mother was completing her degree. C.K has three sisters and he is the only son. C.K’s family moved to Mexico where his father was completing his degree. C.K’s first language was Spanish and he only learned English when he moved back to the states. He now states that he has very little recollection of Spanish and uses English as a means of communication. His parents divorced and he was raised by a single mother in a catholic household.
He married Alix Bailey in the year 1995 and got divorced in the year 2008. Together they have 2 daughters and the couple has joint custody of the children.
He made a breakthrough by making an innovative sell through the website. The’ live at the Beacon theater’ earned him millions of dollars in just a few days. He gave half of this money to his staff members as charity.
Louis C.K Net Worth
Louis C.K is one of the few comedians who has made it big on his own. He did not take much help from other people from the media industry. His net worth is estimated to be $23 million. He started as an Auto Mechanic. He started his career in the year 1984 with his first ever stand-up show. It was a disaster and C.K was disappointed and did not try stand-up comedy for few years.
C.K claims that he was inspired to work on television as he has seen his mother watch sad shows after work. He also carries two passports and has kept his nationality from Mexico.
He went to Newton North High school and he graduated with F.R.I.E.N.D.S star Matt Le Blanc. They were later nominated for the primetime Emmy Awards for the same category thrice.
He is the first ever comedian who made a full sell out at Madison square thrice in a single tour in 2015.
He is known to have an opinion about things and also does not shy away from voicing it. He wrote an e-mail to his subscribers criticising the presidential candidate ‘Donald Trump’. He called him an ‘insane Bigot’ and added that ‘He is a sad man and not a monster’. Even though he later said it is a little crazy e-mail he did not take his comments back.