“Louie” was a TV show created and hosted by popular comedian Louis CK, which aired on FX from 2010.
In 2015, the show was suddenly canceled, leaving viewers and followers stunned by the alleged actions of Louis CK
Read on to find out why the show really got canceled and what Louis CK is up to now.
Who is Louis CK?
54-year-old comedian Louis CK (full name Louis Sźekely) started his stand-up career in the 1990s when he wrote sketches for other comedians such as Dana Carvey, Chris Rock and David Letterman.
By the late 1990s, CK was directing “Tomorrow Night”.
The year 2001 is the year of CK’s breakthrough on the comedy stage, since he released his debut comedy album “Live in Houston” through his website.
Since then, Louis CK has been a rising star of comedy, with several tours and hundreds of comedy and stand-up shows over the next 20 years.
Some of his most popular specials and comedy albums include the 2007 HBO special “Shameless”, the 2010 stand-up gig “Hilarious” which aired on Netflix, as well as his own TV show called “Louie”.
Louis CK successfully returned to the comedy scene after the 2017 incident.
Some of his most recent projects include the 2021 comedy shows “Sorry” and “Sincerely, Louis CK.”
To date, Louis CK has won six Primetime Emmy Awards, one Screen Actors Guild Award, three Peabody Awards and, to top it off, two Grammy awards.
He married in 1995 and the couple welcomed two beautiful daughters before finally breaking up.
Why was “Louie” canceled in 2015?
“Louie” was created, written, produced and hosted by renowned American stand-up comedian Louis CK
It aired from 2010 to 2015, with a total of 61 episodes, where Louis made jokes about everyday topics such as dating, gym, divorces, doctors, etc.
The show was widely criticized and was one of the most-watched comedy shows at the time of broadcast, even receiving a Primetime Emmy Award for Louis CK for his performance.
Why was Louie cancelled?
In November 2015, a total of 5 women came forward with sexual harassment allegations against Louis CK
This situation exploded in the media, causing several projects of CK, including “Louie”, to be canceled very quickly.
Among the women who came forward were his female colleagues, including Rebecca Corry, Abby Schachner and Julia Wolov.
Since we respect everyone’s privacy, details of Louis CK’s sexual misconduct can be found in the original NY Times article here:
However, this is not the end of the story as the comedian publicly admitted in 2017 that these allegations are true.
In a public letter, the comedian spoke about the harassment he had perpetrated against his colleagues, saying that he abused the women by using his body without their consent, and looking back on it, he regrets his actions.