Louis C.K. is heading back to his roots. The comedian, who has already announced that his hit FX series, Louie, won't return until at least spring 2014, has signed a deal with HBO for a comedy special next year.
The Emmy-award winning actor will be going on a 16-city your soon and the special will be taped during it. It will be his fourth comedy special for the network and he will also be directing it.
"I'm delighted to welcome the gifted Louis C.K. back to HBO,” HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said. "This comic genius remains one of the freshest voices on the scene, and HBO is proud to provide an uncensored forum for his provocative humor."
Louis C.K. also starred on a 2006 HBO series, Lucky Louie, which was the first multi-camera comedy series on HBO. He has appeared on the network in an hour-long special before, 2007's Louis C.K. : Shameless, and two half-hour specials.
He earned an Emmy for his Live at the Beacon Theatre digital download, which he self-distributed.
I love his comedy and will definitely be watching. What do you think of this news? Will you be watching? Who else would you like to see on an HBO comedy special?