It seemed an odd time for Louis C.K. to guest on The Tonight Show, but he did nonetheless last night. It didn’t appear like he had anything to promote— he’s in the midst of producing a new season of Louie for FX and sure, he’s got a small part in American Hustle, but it’s not like the hugely-hyped, Golden Globe-nominated flick needed more of a push.
About midway through his appearance it became clear why he was there. First, Leno only has about four weeks left at the helm of The Tonight Show before Jimmy Fallon moves the operation to New York; Leno wants to get some of his favorite guests on one last time before his swan song. And second, C.K. dropped some stellar news. He’s releasing the first movie he ever made. Yes, there was film magic inside the comedian even before Pootie Tang.
The flick, titled Tomorrow Night, will be released through C.K.’s official site (naturally) for $5 (naturally). The nearly 90-minute film did well in the film festival circuit in 1998, but didn’t really move beyond that. Shot in black and white, it features Steve Carell, JB Smoove, Todd Barry, Conan O’Brien, Rick Shapiro and more. You can check out the trailer below. And then watch C.K.’s appearance on The Tonight Show from last night.
And here’s the far-ranging appearance from The Tonight Show, wherein C.K. talks about spending Christmas with his two daughters, how much he appreciated Leno’s support throughout the years and much more.