This Saturday HBO is set to air the debut of Louis CK: Oh My God, easily the most talked-about comedy special of the year. Say what you will about the comic but the man certainly knows how to market himself. Whether it’s doing AMA’s on reddit or making appearances on the top late-night shows, Louie knows how to draw attention to himself. That wasn’t always the case, though. It took a lot of time for the spotlight to shine so brightly on this redhead.
So before you watch his HBO special this weekend, take some time to learn about the strange past of this wild comic and how he’s worked his way from behind-the-scenes to the top of the comedy circuit.