Louis CK Is Bringing Two Standup Specials to Netflix

The Mass. native has two new shows in the works for the streaming network.

Add this to the “good news” category for 2017: Louis C.K. is bringing two new stand-up specials to Netflix.

His first show, 2017, will be available on April 4. Filmed in Washington, D.C., the stand-up routine is sure to be just as political as the Newton native usually is, considering  he compared Donald Trump to Hitler last year and asked his fans not to vote for the candidate. The second special will premier later in 2017.

The comedian has four stand-up routines currently on Netflix, dating from 2008 to 2015. His most popular, Louis C.k.: Hilarious, has nearly five stars on Netflix. Louis CK has recently taken a break from his FX series “Louie.” A new episode hasn’t aired since May of 2015 and with how busy the creator is, we aren’t likely to see a new one anytime soon. He did have time to create “Horace and Pete” staring himself, Steve Buscemi, and Alan Alda.

Louis CK also had a hand in the forthcoming animated TBS series The Cops, both as a voice actor and executive producer. He also helped produce Tig Notaro’s Amazon comedy One Mississippi and FX comedies Baskets and Better Things.

The comedian has been popping up in his home state recently. He planned a surprise performance for Valentine’s Day at McGreevy’s ahead of a recent comedy tour that made stops at the Wang, as well as a stop at the Burren, surprising guests around midnight.

Who knows, maybe some of the material from of those shows will make it to Netflix.


Abbi Matheson Abbi Matheson, Editorial Intern at Boston Magazine amatheson@bostonmagazine.com


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