Comedians and television don’t always gel but when they do, the results are worth the wait. Just ask Louis CK.
After setting an Emmy record for the most nominations for an individual in a single year, with seven, the comedian picked up two trophies Sunday night: one for writing in a comedy series (FX’s “Louie”), the other for his special “Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theater.”
He’s been in the winner’s circle before, in 1999 as a member of the writing staff of “The Chris Rock Show.” But triumphing as a topliner after so many years in the trenches was a sweet victory for the comic, who was unabashed in evaluating his career during his backstage quips.
“I’m better at it than I was before,” the comedian admitted backstage. “Hopefully one day what I’m doing now is going to be considered ‘not good.'”
A big part of his success can be credited to FX, which provides him the playground to work in an unusual free-form producing style that best suits his comedy.
“I feel safe with them,” he said. “I don’t think I’ve ever had a disagreement with (FX) in three years.”