Louis C.K., human person, send out an email today announcing the release of his latest live album, "Louis C.K. Live at Madison Square Garden." C.K. had spoken about the album, which is taken from the final MSG show he performed to start 2015, on the penultimate episode of Jon Stewart's Daily Show on Wednesday. He was quite modest about the new album: "I wouldn't buy it, it's not very good!"
The album is available for purchase here. Check out his email letter to fans below:
Dear Human Person,
Hi. This is Louis CK. This is just a note to let you know that I have put a new show up on louisck.net. It's called "Louis CK live at Madison Square Garden". The show is exactly what is described there. It's the audio from my last of 3 shows that I performed at Madison Square Garden early this year. Some of the material is in the Comedy Store Special. Some of it isn't. But it's also a fun show on it's own. BUT since it's repeated material, I'm giving you the option to set your price anywhere from 1 dollar to 85. The default is 5. I hope you like it.
There isn't much else to say. I'm having a pretty nice summer and I hope you are too. I feel pretty good about the planet, the country and my immediate surroundings, even though a lot of things are a huge mess all over the world. It may be selfish, or naive or even calloused to feel pretty good ever about anything when anyone anywhere is having a bad time and there sure are a lot of anyones everywhere having a bad time. But then again if you're upset all the time because something bad is happening every second, then jesus. I mean… for christ's sake, take it easy.
I hope all of you are having a good summer. I hope you're all relatively okay or better. I hope that nobody shoots anybody today. What are the odds of that? low. But I hope it.
In more disappointing news, FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf announced on Friday that Louie is going on hiatus until C.K. is ready to make more episodes. "After writing, directing, starring in and mostly editing 61 episodes of television," Landgraf said, "he's anxious to take a break from the show and work on other things."
As for how long until fans get the sixth season, Landgraf admitted it was totally open-ended: "It's really going to be his choice," Landgraf said of the hiatus. "It could be six months or two years." He compared the situation to the one Larry David has with HBO: "he could decide to take a two-year hiatus and we could be where HBO is with Larry David, announcing periodically that subsequent seasons will air," Landgraf said, referring to Curb Your Enthusiasm's open door deal with the network.
But there won't be a lack of C.K.-imprinted material out there: two shows he's co-writing and producing will air on FX in 2016, including a show from frequent collaborator Pamela Adlon (Better Things) and a new Zach Galifianakis vehicle (Baskets). On top of that, C.K. is writing, directing and starring in upcoming film I’m a Cop. Hollywood Reporter describes the plot: "The script tells of a depressed middle-aged man who is a volunteer police officer living in the shadow of his mother, a highly decorated retired officer. When she dies, her continued influence forces him to become a real police officer, which is something he never wanted to be."
There's also the mysterious project which may or may not be related to C.K. shadowing Mayor de Blasio for a few days.