Louis C.K. is taking a year-long hiatus from “Louie,” the FX series he writes, directs, produces and stars in. With the show not set to return until 2014, fans of the comedian (and who isn’t?) are going to have to get their fix where they can, whether that be C.K.’s recent appearance on Showtime’s interview series “Inside Comedy” or his latest stand-up special.
HBO’s just announced the date for the latter — “Louis C.K.: Oh My God,” C.K.’s fifth special, will air on Saturday, April 13th. The hour-long show was taped at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix in front of a live audiences, and features new material from the prolific comedian, who discusses the food chain, animals, divorce, strange anecdotes, broken morality, murder and mortality.
This is the second hour-long special from C.K. to land on HBO — the premium network also aired 2007’s “Louis C.K.: Shameless,” and of course was home to the comedian’s 2006 sitcom “Lucky Louie.” C.K. attracted attention in 2011 for producing his special “Live at the Beacon Theater” himself and offering it directly to fans as a $5 download. “Louis C.K.: Oh My God” was written, directed and executive produced by C.K.