Louis CK says ‘ask me anything’ on Reddit IamA Q&A

Comedian Louis CK, star of the FX show Louie, candidly answered fans’ questions on Reddit during one of its Ask Me Anything sessions.

The 44-year-old performer-writer-director, whose birth name is Louis Szekely, gave insights into his life, both professional and personal. He explained acquiring total creative control over his critically acclaimed FX comedy Louie was in exchange for a shoestring budget and little personal profit. He openly pined for the day he could afford to make another movie, or even buy a house.

But, true to his stand-up act, Louis balanced sobering reality with general silliness, saying his least-favorite memory was wetting his pants as a child in front of “everybody,” which inexplicably included former US president Jimmy Carter and the Pope.

The Q&A was part of a promotional push for Louis’ new stand-up special, Louis CK: Live at the Beacon Theater, which he has made available exclusively on his website buy.louis.net for the unheard of price of US$5.

It is the latest project in Louis CK’s storied career, which includes writing for television series like Late Night With Conan O’Brien and Saturday Night Live, and directing the 2001 comedy film Pootie Tang with friend and collaborator Chris Rock.