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Comedian and actor Louis C.K. performs at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on June 8

Comedian and actor Louis C.K. performs at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on June 8
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From a press release:

Six-time Emmy Award winner one of the most honest and respected comedic voices of his generation, Louis C.K. will make his debut at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, June 8 at 8 p.m. The event is presented by Mohegan Sun Pocono.

Tickets, which are $50, are on sale now at the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp.),, all Ticketmaster outlets, and charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

Born Louis Székely, the comedian is finding success in both television and film as well as the live stage. Currently, he can be seen starring in “Horace and Pete,” a drama he both writes and directs. The show debuted in January 2016 and is being directly distributed through his website, Additionally, C.K. serves as executive producer, writer, director, editor, and star of FX’s Peabody Award-winning hit show “Louie,” which recently aired its fifth season. Under his multi-year development deal with FX, he also serves as co-writer and producer on “Baskets” starring Zach Galifianakis and “Better Things” starring Pamela Adlon. He will also executive produce Amazon’s “One Mississippi,” a comedy based on the life of comedian Tig Notaro.

C.K. has received over 30 Emmy nominations throughout his career, including wins for “Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series” for his work on “Louie” and awards for “Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special” for his stand-up comedy specials. Throughout his career, he also has earned the 2014 American Comedy Award for “Comedy Special of the Year,” five Comedy Awards, four Writers Guild Awards, two Critics Choice Television Awards, two Television Critics Association Awards, two Grammy Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He was also honored as the 2011 “Comedy Person of the Year” at the Just For Laughs Festival.

On stage, C.K. continues to cement his status as one of the most innovative stand-up comedians of all time. Always one to experiment, he released his 2011 standup special, “Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theater,” directly to consumers through his website for $5. The move was hailed as groundbreaking and was a tremendous success, and he donated a large portion of the proceeds to charity. He released his latest stand-up special, “Louis C.K. Live from the Comedy Store,” in the same manner in January 2015, a few months before the special premiered on FX.

In January 2015, he became the first comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden three times for the same tour. The third show was recorded and released as a digital audio download on his website, which went on to take home a 2016 Grammy Award for “Best Comedy Album.”

In the film world, C.K. most recently appeared in “Trumbo” alongside Bryan Cranston and Elle Fanning. He will next be heard as the voice of “Max” in the animated film “The Secret Life of Pets,” set for release later this year. Previously, C.K. starred opposite Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin in Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine” and appeared in “American Hustle,” which was awarded “Best Picture – Comedy or Musical” at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. Additionally, on television, C.K. previously had a recurring role on the Emmy-nominated NBC comedy series “Parks and Recreation.”

C.K.’s first feature film, “Tomorrow Night” – an independent film that he produced, wrote, and directed – premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1998. He released the film through his website for $5 in February 2014. He also created the short film “Ice Cream,” which screened at Sundance and as part of the “New Directors, New Films” series at MOMA in 1994.

He currently lives in New York.