What he really wants to do is act on stage. Louis C.K. is getting itchy to try out the Great White Way. The star of “Louie” returning tonight with season 5 on FX, told the Hollywood Reporter that he would like to do a play. Louis said, “If somebody said to me, ‘Here’s a part in a play,’ I’d definitely try it, and some day I’d like to try to write one.”
Louis C.K. explained why he’s so fascinated with Broadway and its actors and what a play does to him emotionally. “That’s a huge mystery to me. Every time I go to a Broadway play of any kind — good or bad — as soon as the lights go out and people come onstage and start to speak, I start to cry. I can’t help it. The first minute of any play feels really stupid — they’re pretending the audience isn’t there, and they’re having this loud dialogue, and you’re like, ‘What the fuck are these people doing?’ — but it’s so vulnerable. It’s such an effort, and it’s such a generous thing to do, and so I always get all choked up.”
Right now there’s no plans to see Louis C.K. tread the boards, but you can see his television acting on the Season 5 premiere of “Louie” tonight on FX at 10:30pm et.