Louis C.K. Didn’t Expect Emmy Nominations for ‘Louie’

Comedian and TV actor Louis C.K. says he didn’t expect to get the two Emmy nominations he received this morning for his blunt FX sitcom, "Louie" — and he doesn’t expect to win them, either.

"There’s a lot of great stuff up there," C.K. said in a phone interview with Speakeasy today after he learned of his Emmy nominations for best actor in a comedy and outstanding writing in a comedy series. "The writing one was the one I had a tiny hope for, but not in a million years did I expect to get an acting nomination."

C.K. created, writes, directs and stars in "Louie," a lightly-fictionalized take on the Manhattan-based comedian’s life and career.

"I’m definitely playing a more flawed and stupid version of me," C.K. said. The show, now in its second season, has been a critical and popular success for the actor after his similar series "Lucky Louie" was cancelled following its single season on HBO. That series originally aired from 2006 to 2007. Read More...


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