Louie (2010–2015)
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Louie has lunch and goes to a strip club with a man he meets at a friend's gravesite, and babysits for a friend's socially-awkward son.


Louis C.K.


Louis C.K., Louis C.K. (creator)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Louis C.K. ... Louie
Robin Williams ... Robin (as Robin Willaims)
Hadley Delany ... Lilly
Jeremy Shinder ... Never Cartesian
Edward Gelbinovich ... Doug
Artie Lange ... Truck Driver
Nancy Shayne ... Nancy Cartesian
J.B. Smoove ... Gravedigger #2 (as JB Smoove)
Anthony Cumia ... Tracer (voice)
Gregg Hughes Gregg Hughes ... Radio Show Producer (voice) (as Greg 'Opie' Hughes)
Jim Norton ... Pig (voice)
Amy Schumer ... Diane (voice)
McKinley Belcher III ... Gravedigger #1
Ally Gordon Ally Gordon ... Stripper #1
Uma Incrocci ... Rug Stealing Woman


When paying respects at the funeral of an old friend, Louis meets someone who was a friend of the same guy, and they both hang out. At the same time, he is asked by a school friend to babysit her son while she is out, which turns out to be very awkward and weird. Written by James Hake

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Comedy | Drama




Release Date:

2 August 2012 (USA) See more »


Box Office


$300,000 (estimated)
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Did You Know?


The show utilizes a famously small crew. When Robin Williams made his guest appearance, he was so shocked by the brutal production and impressed by how hard everyone worked, that when Louis CK handed him his paycheck for his appearance Williams immediately endorsed it and handed it back to CK so it could be distributed amongst them. See more »


Louie tells Lilly, "Her mother needs our help!" when he means "His [Never's] mother needs our help!" See more »


Never Cartesian: I diarrheaed in the tub.
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bowl of meat..
19 July 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews


CK has a sitcom that every stand up comedian doesn't dream of. So many of them came close to their version of authenticity but in here, Louis CK, the creator, floods out every such famous show in one wash. Among many, many other reasons to go through this philosophical journey with CK, is to inspire from the way he films this New York City. As in the world he creates here increases the quality of television that lops off commercial branches and deepens the root through pure essence of the character, fooling you into believing that this is not a TV show. It is no crowd pleaser. And this shouldn't come as a surprise considering CK's image as an edgy comedian.

He pushes the line after every joke. You try and heal yourself and he keeps scratching the wounds harder. Another reason why I am drawn towards his comic style is that the frustration that he embodies- any stand up artist would complain and show his or her anger towards the mundane activities to connect with the audience and mock over the situation- for the laughs doesn't just wing by for the crowd and instead it is weaved out as a philosophical or ethical questions raised and discussed.

The series takes the bar a little low, optimistically, and maybe that is why people find it more sad that it actually is. But if we think about the world CK paints, the characters aren't particularly sad in contrast to the world. It is just that we are set in a dark and comical yet fair world. What's CK doing here is staging a part of life we haven't seen. It is those same streets and familiar character, it's just that we haven't seen them like this, saying things like this, expressing with a notorious behaviour like such. Where the only issue should be is how effortful it sometimes feel to warp into this world, this tedious part of the narration consumes a lot of energy from us, the viewers and Louie, a comedian; nay, a father.


Split into two acts, this is an excellent adventure celebrating loss and what you are losing right in front of you. The first one takes its time before revealing itself, where you are just delighted to see Williams and CK on screen. On the other side, the notorious activities are jaw dropping to a whole new scale, it is preposterous and hilarious the way CK exaggerates the bad side of a kid.

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