Louis CK became a comic when he realized he couldn't do anything else. "I had things I wanted to do," he says. "I wanted to be a lawyer for the ACLU. I had dreams of things, but I didn't do thing one to make them happen, so this had to work." He adopted his unique stage name after remembering how camp counselors used to have to list his name phonetically on event rosters. "My last name is Hungarian and it's pronounced 'cee-kay,' but it's spelled a lot longer and more difficult." CK regales his audiences with tales of his own life experiences. "I definitely amp things up for the stage, but it comes from an honest place. Everything I say onstage is essentially true if not factually true. The base of what I'm saying, what I feel about it, is all true. It's my life and American life and my view of the world."
Sat., Feb. 9, 8 p.m., 2008