A Review of the First Four Episodes of FXâ??s LOUIE

Comedian Louis C.K. has always been painfully funny (emphasis on “pain”) - at least on the stage. Most would argue that the HBO sitcom Lucky Louie failed to translate the C.K. brand of comedy to the sitcom format, though the sparsely titled autobiographical Louie is an entirely different creature: half standup, half sketch comedy.

Hit the jump for a review of the first four episodes, the first two of which premiere Tuesday June 29th at 11/10c on FX.

C.K. is credited as writer, director, even editor in the first four episodes. He brings a lot of himself to the sitcom, borrowing from his life as a standup comic, as a father, and as a miserable middle-aged white man.

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