Louis CK Signs Up for 2 Netflix Stand-up Specials

Louis C.K.'s first special will air on April 4.


Louis C.K. is returning to the stage; this time, his special will go through Netflix.

According to a report by Variety.com’s Oriana Schwindt, the comedian has signed a deal with the streaming service for two stand-up specials. 2017, the first of his specials, was filmed in Washington, D.C., and will become available on April 4.

While this isn’t the first time C.K. has had one of his specials on Netflix, it will be the first time one of his works will debut there. His online web series, Horace and Pete, originally began streaming on C.K.’s own website before Hulu acquired the rights.

“Louis has been one of the most innovative comedy voices in the new era of stand-up,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said, per Schinwdt’s report. “He has also been a thought leader in the business of comedy. We have marveled at his creativity and his ability to invent comedically and comercially and are thrilled that he is bringing his newest specials to Netflix.”

In addition to this work, C.K. is also one of the main voice actors and executive producer on a show he and Al Brooks co-created called The Cops. He also serves as an executive producer the comedies One MississippiBaskets and Better Things.