Stand-up legend Louis C.K. set to perform in Jerusalem this summer
After Louis C.K. announced his plans to perform in Israel, new report confirms show has been agreed on for August. (YouTube)
Louis C.K., an award winning stand-up comic, sitcom writer and actor, is heading to Israel for a performance on 18 August, as revealed in a new report on Monday.
C.K. has agreed to perform at the Jerusalem Payis Arena in August, according to Yedioth Aharonoth, with an official announcement of the performance anticipated to be published soon.
The 48-year-old comic, whose actual name is Louis Székely, has Jewish roots through his paternal grandfather, a Hungarian Jew who immigrated to Mexico where he married a Catholic Mexican woman but reportedly kept his Jewish identity.
Sabres Group, which is said to be behind arranging the performance, kept a tight lip in response to the report, saying, "the dates of Louis C.K.'s performances around the world will be published on his website, in accordance with the decisions of his managers."
The revelation comes after the comic himself spilled the beans on his plans to perform in Israel back in April, during an interview with radio host Howard Stern.
"I’m going to Israel, and I’m doing a show in, like, a soccer stadium or something there, and I’ll get a lot of money there," C.K. said.
Stern replied, "millions. Yeah, the Jews have money," and playing off the joke C.K. responded, "I’ll play anywhere doing my act for money."
Aside from his massively popular stand-up career, C.K. has recently made a name for himself through his award winning TV series Louie that began in 2010, which he writes, directs and stars in.
C.K. has won numerous awards including multiple Emmy Awards and Grammy Awards.
By Ari Yashar