UPDATE 1:35 pm EST: The album is available now! The cost is $5. Go here: LouisCK.com. Here’s what Louis has to say about the album:
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 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 explanation 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.
But the release of Word is not the only new thing happening concerning C.K. In addition to the album here’s there’s two more items available now:
1. An audio version of his very first hour special, Shameless, which originally aired on HBO in 2007. “I asked HBO to let me offer it on this site and they agreed,” he says.
2. An audio version of Live at the Beacon Theater. “Those of you who have already bought Live at the Beacon theater already own this. If you login with your password, it is now live and available for you to download at no extra cost. Those of you who now buy Live at the Beacon Theater for 5 dollars, will also have the audio version available to you,” C.K. explains, adding that the audio is literally just the audio from the video special.
And, there’s even more things to come:
1. An a different audio version of Live at the Beacon Theater, which will be much longer than the original special. “That will cost money. Because I’m an asshole,” he says.
2. His first feature film, 1998’s Tomorrow Night, which he wrote and directed. It starred Chuck Sklar, Rick Shapiro, J.B. Smoove, Robert Smigel, Todd Barry and more.
You can read his entire entry here.
There hasn’t been much buzz about it, but Laughspin can confirm that Louis C.K.’s new album WORD: Live at Carnegie Hall will come out tomorrow. And yes, once again, C.K. will make it available, exclusively on his official site at LouisCK.com.
The audio release, of course, follows his latest stand-up special, Live at the Beacon Theater, which enjoyed huge success at the end of last year. The album’s release date coincides with the television premiere of Beacon, which will go down on FX tomorrow at 10 pm EST.
After the veteran comedian self released Beacon, comedians Aziz Ansari and Jim Gaffigan followed suit with Dangerously Delicious and Mr. Universe, respectively. Ansari’s special will air censored and edited on Comedy Central on May 20 at 10 pm EST. And two days later, the uncut, uncensored album version will be available for digital download– also from Comedy Central. And Gaffigan tells me Mr. Universe will not be aired on any network.