Producers of the show made their first announcement Tuesday of Emmy presenters.
Presenters on the ABC broadcast also will include Ginnifer Goodwin, star of ABC’s “Once Upon a Time,” and Mindy Kaling, star and creator of the upcoming Fox comedy “The Mindy Project.” In addition, Jim Parsons, who’s nominated for CBS‘ “The Big Bang Theory,” and Amy Poehler, nominated for NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” are set to be on hand.
Louis C.K. is creator, writer, producer and star of the FX comedy “Louie.”
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards will air live from Los Angeles on Sept. 23. Jimmy Kimmel will host.
The Webby Awards, honoring the best of the Web, announced the 2012 award winners Tuesday, with Louis C.K. grabbing person of the year.
The reason is the comedian’s self-distributed comedy special, “Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater,” which he released on his own website for $5 apiece. The comic is also the star of the critically acclaimed FX series “Louie.”
Louis CK: Live at the Beacon Theatre
Premieres on Saturday, May 12 at 10 PM ET/PT
Season 3 of FX’s Award-Winning Comedy SeriesDebuts on June 28 at 10:30 PM ET/PT
LOS ANGELES, May 7 – FX, the home of Louis C.K.’s award-winning comedy series,has reached an agreement to televise C.K.’s latest standup special, Louis C.K. Live At the Beacon Theatre. The special premieres this Saturday, May 12 at 10:00 PM ET/PT.
In a move that was hailed as groundbreaking and game-changing, C.K. released ‘Live At the Beacon Theatre’ directly to consumers through his website for $5 apiece. The strategy was hailed as groundbreaking and helped to catapult him onto TIME’s 2012 list of “100 Most Influential People in the World.” Released on December 10, 2011, the one-hour special brought in over $1M in the 11 days after its release. C.K. donated a large portion of the proceeds to charity.
Louis C.K. serves as Executive Producer, Writer, Director and Editor of Louis C.K Live At the Beacon Theatre. Dave Becky is Executive Producer and M. Blair Breard is Producer. The special is produced by Pig Newton, Inc.
Season 3 of his acclaimed comedy seriesdebuts on Thursday, June 28 at 10:30 PM ET/PT. TIME magazine name the Best Television Show of 2011. FX has ordered 13 episodes for the third season.
Louis C.K. is one of the most honest and respected comedic voices of his generation, finding success in both television and film, as well as the live stage. Currently he serves as executive producer, writer, director and editor on. Louis was nominated for four 2011 Emmy® Awards for and his standup special Hilarious including “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series”, “Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series”, “Outstanding Picture Editing For A Special” and “Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music or Comedy Special”. He was honored as 2011 “Comedy Person of the Year” from the Just For Laughs Festival. C.K. was recently named one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People in the World,” won four 2012 Comedy Awards, and was named as Variety’s 2011 “Comedy Person of the Year”. was honored on many year-end top 10 lists including AFI, Time, Entertainment Weekly and dozens of others. Hilarious was also honored with a 2012 Grammy for Best Comedy Album.
As a filmmaker, Louis is best known for his cult classic Blaxploitation spoof, Pootie Tang, which he wrote and directed. Louis’ first feature film, Tomorrow Night, an independent film that he produced, wrote, and directed, premiered at The Sundance Film Festival in 1998. He also created the short film, Ice Cream, which screened at Sundance and as part of the “New Directors, New Films” series at MOMA in 1994.
Louis C.K. claimed the Webby for his groundbreaking, digital-only release of stand-up special “Louis C.K. - Live at the Beacon Theater,” which he sold directly from his website for $5 each.
The release generated more than $1 million in two weeks and set a new precedent for publishing and distributing without restrictions, a model later followed by fellow comedians Aziz Ansari and Jim Gaffigan.
The annual Webby Awards, selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences which includes members such as Richard Branson and Arianna Huffington, recognizes groundbreaking Internet work and innovation in Web culture.
There are more than 130 Webby Award categories in which two winners are selected by Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences members. People’s Voice awards winners are selected by online ballots. This year saw more than 1.5 million votes cast from over 200 countries.
The 16th annual Webby Awards will be handed out at a ceremony in New York hosted by actor-comedian Patton Oswalt on May 21, and will be live-streamed online.
For a full list of winners, visit www.webbyawards.com.