In the end, it all comes down to business. And the fact is, if something doesn’t air on proper television it cannot be considered for an Emmy. Hence, Louis C.K.’s highly successful, self-released Live at the Beacon Theater will air on FX, the same network that will broadcast the third season of the comedian’s two-time Emmy-nominated series.
“It doesn’t qualify for an Emmy unless it airs,” says John Landgraf, president of FX. No premiere date has been set.
“FX will give me the leeway–you can say ‘shit’ and ‘asshole,’ and you can’t say that on Comedy Central. You just can’t say ‘fuck,’ and there aren’t that many ‘fucks’ in this,” C.K. said, reports the Observer. “What am I going to do, put it on Showtime? I feel loyalty to FX.”
So, what do you think of this move? Does it diminish the DIY aesthetic or does it even matter– since all the hard work was done by C.K., himself?