Comedian Louis C.K. Wants to Do a Broadway Show

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Comedian Louis C.K., star of his own Emmy-winning FX comedy series "Louie" and currently the hottest guy in the standup comedy business, told the Hollywood Reporter that one of his dreams is to do a Broadway show.

Posted April 8, the interview quoted the comic as saying, "If somebody said to me, 'Here's a part in a play,' I'd definitely try it, and some day I'd like to try to write one."

Louis C.K.
Louis C.K.

He added, "That's a huge mystery to me. Every time I go to a Broadway play of any kind--good or bad--as soon as the lights go out and people come onstage and start to speak, I start to cry. I can't help it. The first minute of any play feels really stupid--they're pretending the audience isn't there, and they're having this loud dialogue, and you're like, 'What the f— are these people doing?'--but it's so vulnerable. It's such an effort, and it's such a generous thing to do, and so I always get all choked up.

He mentioned no specific offers or plans for Broadway. He has worked extensively in New York, recording a comedy album at Carnegie Hall, and a TV special at the Beacon Theatre. His first sitcom, "Lucky Louie" for HBO, was acted in front of a live audience.

In addition to his standup and TV work, he appeared in Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen's 2013 movie based on Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire.

The new season of "Louie" debuts April 9.

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