Louis C.K. Net Worth

About Louis C.K.

Louis C.K. is a veteran of the stand-up comedy scene, an accomplished filmmaker and award-winning writer. He is also comedic genius, not only as a stand-up comic but also in film, for example is role as Stoddard Thorsen in American Hustle. He mastered the use of black comedy and has a style influenced by the greats, George Carlin and Richard Pryor. Much of his comedy relies on mining from his marriage and his children as sources for his comedy.

American stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and filmmaker Louis C.K. has an estimated net worth of $35 million dollars, as of 2023. Louis Székely began using the abbreviated “C.K.” in grade school because he felt his name was too difficult to pronounce.

Louis Székely was born on September 12, 1967, today he is best known one of the greatest stand-up comics of all time. He was also famously accused by 5 women of sexual misconduct in 2017. Fortunately for the Louis he is making a come back and as serious as these sexual allegations are, I think that the fans want to see Louis C.K. back on the stage as a new man.

Before 2017, Louis C.K. was all the rage even making popular movie appearances like he did American Hustle alongside Bradley Cooper. In 2012, C.K. won a Peabody Award, as well as received six Primetime Emmy Awards, as well as numerous awards for The Chris Rock Show. As well as for his stand-up specials Live at the Beacon Theater (2011) and Oh My God (2013). Louis C.K. has also won the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album twice.

In 1984, C.K. tried stand-up for the first time at a comedy club open mic in Boston. It went badly, and C.K. stayed away from comedy for the next two years. He returned in ’86, and quickly became a staple of the then-hot Boston comedy scene.

In 1989, C.K. moved to New York to perform stand-up. He appeared as a comic on several TV series, including Comic Strip Live and MTV Half Hour Comedy Hour and Evening at the Improv.

In 1990, he made his first short film, called “Caesar’s Salad.” He took it around the festival circuit and had some success, and has been making short films ever since. He would go on to make eight more short films over the course of his career before getting into features.

In 1993, C.K. began his successful career as a TV writer. He joined the original staff of the then-new Late Night With Conan O’Brien, where he worked for two years and created still-famous bits like “Staring Contest.”

In 1995, he performed on Late Night with David Letterman and was such a hit that he joined the writing staff. He only worked there for a few months before he was made head writer and producer of the short-lived ABC sketch show The Dana Carvey Show, alongside comics like Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman.

In 1996, C.K. starred in his first HBO Comedy Half Hour special. The same year, he became a writer and producer on comedian Chris Rock’s talk show The Chris Rock Show, forging a long working relationship between the two. He received four Emmy nominations and one Emmy win for his work on the show.

In 1997, C.K. wrote and directed his first feature film, an independent work called Tomorrow Night, co-starring fellow comedians like Nick Di Paolo, Wanda Sykes, Amy Poehler, Todd Barry and Steve Carell.

In 2000, C.K. made his second feature, Pootie Tang, co-written by Rock. The movie was a critical bomb, but has gone on to become something of a cult favorite. C.K. hasn’t directed another feature since.

He did re-team with Rock on two more film projects, co-writing the Rock vehicles Down to Earth (2001) and I Think I Love My Wife (2007), the latter of which Rock also directed.

Throughout all of his TV work, C.K. continued to write and perform stand-up comedy. In 2001, he released his first stand-up album, Louis C.K. Live in Houston.

In 2006, he created and starred in Lucky Louie, a traditional (but R-rated) sitcom for HBO. It garnered good reviews, but was canceled after just one season.

In 2006, he taped his first HBO comedy special, Shameless. His second special, Chewed Up, aired on Showtime in 2008.

In 2009, C.K. starred in the films Diminished Capacity and The Invention of Lying, written and directed by Ricky Gervais. Hilarious and Oh My God were released in 2010 and 2013 respectively. He gained prominence and widespread acclaim for his FX semi-autobiographical comedy-drama series Louie (2010-2015), which he created, directed and starred in. 

In 2020, C.K. released a new comedy special, Sincerely Louis CK, on his website, for which he received a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album. In 2021, he embarked on an international comedy tour and released a new comedy special, Sorry and co-wrote and directed the 2022 film Fourth of July starring Joe List. As of 2023, Louis C.K.’s net worth is estimated to be at around $35 million dollars.

And “you could always kill yourself” is such a good bit that I use it everyday nowadays I get so depressed!