Durham Performing Arts Center will present Louis C.K. Live! at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 21st, in its brand-new, 2,700-seat, state-of-the-art theater, in the American Tobacco District in downtown Durham, NC. 2010 “Last Comic Standing” finalist Myq Kaplan will be the warm-up act for the critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, actor, screenwriter, director, and producer. The show is SOLD OUT.
“DPAC has become a must stop for A-list comedians and Louis C.K. is the latest to be added to our impressive roster,” says DPAC general manager Bob Klaus. “We have such a great room for comedy and our sightlines, acoustics, and new big video screens offer a live experience unmatched in the region.”
According to the Durham Performing Arts Center:
“[Louis C.K.] is no stranger to TV, having written for such late night standards as ‘Late Show with David Letterman,’ Conan O’Brien, and Chris Rock and starred in numerous TV specials. With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Louis C.K. is one of the most honest and respected comedic voices of his generation, finding success in television and film as well as the live stage.
“In its second year of production, he serves as star, executive producer, writer, and director of FX Network’s hit series ‘Louie,’ in which he recently received the following Emmy nominations: Lead Actor in a Comedy, Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series, Writing for a Special, and Picture Editing for a Special.
“Louis’ self-directed stand-up concert film, Louis C.K.: Hilarious, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, 2010 as the first stand-up concert film presented at Sundance. After a limited theatrical release, Hilarious has since been released as a television special, and chart topping CD and DVD.
“In March 2011, Louis accepted the award for Best Standup Special at the First Annual Comedy Awards. In addition, Louis has starred in two HBO ‘One Night Stand’ stand-up specials, a ‘Comedy Central Presents’ special, and HBO’s ’25th Anniversary Young Comedians’ special.
“Louis’ other film and television credits include starring in The Invention of Lying alongside Ricky Gervais and Jennifer Garner, and he was seen in a recurring role on the NBC series, ‘Parks & Recreation.’ In addition, Louis created and starred in HBO’s first traditional sitcom, ‘Lucky Louie,’ about the struggles of first time parenthood.”
SECOND OPINION: Oct. 21st Raleigh, NC News & Observer preview by Glenn McDonald: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/10/21/1580309/can-you-handle-his-truth.html.
The Durham Performing Arts Center presents LOUIS C.K. LIVE! at 8 p.m. Oct. 21 at DPAC, in the American Tobacco District, at 123 Vivian St., Durham, North Carolina 27701.
TICKETS: The show is SOLD OUT.
INFORMATION: DPAC Box Office: 919/680-ARTS (2787) and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Louis C.K.: http://www.louisck.net/ (official website) and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_c.k. (Wikipedia).
“Louie”: http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/originals/louie/ (official website) and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louie_(TV_series) (Wikipedia).
Myq Kaplan: http://myqkaplan.com/ (official website) and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myq_Kaplan (Wikipedia).
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