FX has acquired the television rights to Emmy winner Louis C.K.’s next standup comedy special, “Louis C.K. Live From the Comedy Store,” announced FX CEO John Landgraf during the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena on Sunday.
The special will made be available to fans first in coming weeks on his website, LouisCK.net, after his run of shows at Madison Square Garden. C.K. is the first comedian to sell out three shows for the same tour in Madison Square Garden history; tickets for a fourth show just went on sale. He has been a trailblazer in offering his content online, starting with his “Live at the Beacon Theater” special in December 2011.
The hour-long comedy special, which will be written and directed by C.K., will air on FX this spring. C.K. and M. Blair Breard will serve as executive producers of the special, which is being produced by C.K.’s production company, Pig Newton.
“Live at the Comedy Store” is C.K.’s sixth hour-long standup comedy special and the second to air on FX following “Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater,” which aired in May 2012.
C.K. won Emmys in 2012 for “Live at the Beacon Theater” and in 2013 for “Louis C.K.: Oh My God.”
The eight-episode fifth season of “Louie” will debut on FX on April 9 at 10:30PM.