Comedian Louis CK has had five seasons of his FX series Louie and still plans to do more in the future. The problem is, the comedian has been busy and distracted with another series he's involved with, Baskets, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
"You have to be able to put other things completely aside when you're not thinking about them," Louis told reporters Saturday at a panel for FX's upcoming comedy Baskets. "So I'll have a Baskets day and I'm not thinking about these other things."
Zach Galifianakis has been friends with Louis CK for a couple decades and the Baskets project was one that organically came together. The actor says that drama is a genre that is easier to tackle than comedy. "In comedy, you can maybe run out of tricks a little bit," he said.
"When you start with the premise 'I have another season to write,' that's not a great creative source," Louis CK said. "So to me now that there's no show, essentially, if I have an idea that's burning that feels right for that, then it will start from the idea. I don't know when that will happen. It may not. It was such a great job, I'm likely to try it again."
But Louis is also busy with other projects, one being Tig Notaro's One Mississippi which will air on Amazon, and an upcoming animated series with Albert Brooks as the executive producer. FX seems to be very flexible in terms of their scheduling, Louis may be able to take his time before he decides to begin working on the sixth season."If I get a boner for doing it, that's all I'm waiting for," CK says. "It may be that once we're past production on Pamela's show and this summer there's a clearing; I may think about it then."
But Louis CK is a very big fan of his friend Zach Galifianakis and his style of comedy, so he seems very happy to take time away from his own project to help bring Baskets to life.
"I think in a lot of ways I prefer Zach's show just in terms of just the comedy of it," Louis CK said, adding that "nobody makes me laugh like him."
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