Louis C.K. is releasing a new album, WORD: Live at Carnegie Hall, on his own, directly through his website, to be purchased by you RIGHT NOW. The album was recorded before the Live at the Beacon Theater show (which makes its TV debut on FX tomorrow night). He explains:
This is about an hour long and it’s a recording of a live standup show that I did at Carnegie Hall in November of 2010 as part of a national tour I was on entitled “WORD” I’ve had a lot of requests from people to release that show as a special [sic] or as a CD. I hadn’t done so because a lot of the material that I did on the WORD tour, was in the second season of my show “LOUIE” on FX. But I decided since it’s never been released as an entire show, and some of the material was not on my show, I’m releasing this now. I’m giving you this long and boring explaination [sic] because, as most of you know, I release about an hour or more of new standup material every year and folks can count on seeing a new show every year. This is old material, so I don’t want to be a dick and pretend it isn’t.
That answers a lot of questions but not the question of how the hell do so many funny things squeeze themselves out of one human person. Also, on the site you can buy the audio version of Beacon and Shameless, his first HBO special. He plans on selling his first feature film, Tomorrow Night, on his site as well. While we’re on Louis, check out the clip below from Opie and Anthony. He talks about getting kicked off of Pootie Tang, an event that influenced much of his current go it alone ethos.