Louie (2010–2015)
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Pot Luck 

Louie goes to a pot luck dinner for the parents in Lily's class, but ends up going to the wrong party. When he finally reaches the right party, he has an unusual encounter with the surrogate mother of the couple hosting the dinner.


Louis C.K.


Louis C.K. (created by), Louis C.K.




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Louis C.K. ... Louie
Judy Gold ... Marina
Celia Keenan-Bolger ... Julianne
Sidné Anderson ... Renassa
Phillip Chorba ... Guy Who Looks Like Louie (as Phillip JM Chorba)
Clemmie Evans ... Woman with Food
Shae D'lyn ... Danila
Jonathan Hadary ... Joseph the Guru
David Little David Little ... Louie's Therapist
Amy Janette McDonald Amy Janette McDonald ... Jackie
Morgan O'Kane Morgan O'Kane ... Musician
Jive Poetic Jive Poetic ... Poetry Reader
Clayton Dean Smith ... Man with Food
Dena Tyler ... Bianca
Penn Lynn White ... Kate (as Penny Lynn White)


Louie goes to a pot luck dinner for the parents in Lily's class, but ends up going to the wrong party. When he finally reaches the right party, he has an unusual encounter with the surrogate mother of the couple hosting the dinner.

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Comedy | Drama




Release Date:

9 April 2015 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Louis CK asked FX President John Landsgraf if he could move the Season 5 shooting schedule from its usual winter spot to an early fall start time, in order to avoid the consistent weather issues he'd faced from snow and ice and freezing temperatures. Landsgraf told CK that he would OK 8 episodes of "Louie" for a 5th season shot in fall, not 13, and CK immediately agreed to this. See more »


References Batman Returns (1992) See more »


Brother Louie
Written by Erol Brown and Tony Wilson
Performed by Ian Loyd and The Stories
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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.

Pot Luck

I was almost begging, hoping that it doesn't end up the way this chapter suggest it did. I hope that CK's relationship is still going on, for I don't want another poignant ending to a series and a character that I loved so much. The plot is not introducing but flaunting its method and tone to the audience, claiming what it owns.

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