Louis C.K. is a longtime working comedian who has given many hilarious soundbites to us, and they are often ones that lampoon every aspect of being a parent and having children. A single dad in real life, he often uses his daughters and his struggles as a parent as material for both standup and his television shows. Louis C.K. the show is in fact based off his life, about single parenthood and all the stress, confusion, mistakes, hilarity and love that comes with it. Let’s take a closer look at the man behind the madness.
The Life of Louis C.K.
Funnyman Louis C.K. was born Louis Szekely on September 12, 1967, in Washington, D.C. Louis’ father is Luis, of Mexican and Hungarian descent, and Louis’ mother, Mary, of Irish Catholic descent. Luis and Mary met while studying at Harvard University.
After C.K.’s birth, his family moved to Mexico City, and then later to Massachusetts when he was 7. His parents divorced when he was young, and his mother raised a total of four children in Newton, Massachusetts. In Louis’ online biography, it says “he became inspired to work in television after seeing his mother come home after a long day at work, only to have lackluster TV programs to choose from.” He graduated from Newton South High School and worked as an auto mechanic before finally moved to New York City in 1989, where it all began. And for his first comedy gig? At 17, C.K. tried stand-up comedy at an open mic in Boston, with three minutes worth of material.