Writer, director, and all around hilarious dude Louis C.K. has revealed his plans to premiere his latest stand-up special, Hilarious, to film festivals. The comedian, who recently sold out a string of high profile shows at Just For Laughs, divulged the info in an e-mail to online comedy community A Special Thing:
“The new special, “Hilarious” I shot in Milwaukee back in March, or was it April? In any case, I shot it on RED cameras with 35mm movie lenses and directed myself, with the intent to release it as a theatrical film. It’s about 85 minutes long. The plan is to begin at film festivals. It might start at Sundance which isn’t till January. If we don’t get theatrical distribution, then it will just go on Comedy Central, who advanced the TV licence fee to us so we could shoot it. In any case I don’t think anyone will see Hilarious until 2010.”
C.K. has been busy with a number of projects, and has a new pilot ready for a new type of show that integretes stand-up material with sitcom-type situations. Sounds familiar, but the comedian has claimed it is different from Seinfeld. The pilot is expected to be picked up by F/X in the fall.
In the meantime, you guys can all feast your eyes on the trailer for the upcoming Ricky Gervais film “The Invention of Lying”, in which C.K. appears to have a meaty role. The movie also stars comedy favorites Jonah Hill, Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jeffrey Tambor, Martin Starr, Christopher Guest, Stephen Merchant, Karl Pilkington, John Semley and Patrick Stewart. Click poster to see trailer:
“The Invention of Lying” hits theatres September 25th/