Shameless (Louis C.K. special)

Shameless is the first full-length comedy special performed by comedian Louis C.K. It premiered on HBO January 13, 2007.[1] The special was filmed in Los Angeles, California at the Henry Fonda Theater on November 4, 2006.[citation needed]

Directed bySteven J. Santos
Written byLouis C.K.
Produced by
  • Leo Clarke
  • Dave Becky (executive)
  • Louis C.K. (executive)
  • Vic Kaplan (executive)
  • Ralph Paredes (executive)
StarringLouis C.K.
Edited byBrian Schnuckel
Release date
  • January 13, 2007 (2007-01-13)
Running time
56 minutes
CountryUnited States

The DVD of the special was released on June 26, 2007[2] and C.K. re-released the audio-only version of the album on his website for download in 2020.[3]

Track listingEdit

2."Tell Your Girlfriend I Said "Thanks""1:35
3."Waiting for the Bathroom"0:27
4."Duck Vaginas"1:52
5."Time Machine"3:00
6."Picking People To Hate"6:32
7."Suck A Bag Of Dicks"8:40
8."Ewan McGregor"1:19
9."Fat Guy Problems"5:47
10."Comparing Notes"3:53
11."Saddest Thing In America"7:48
12."The Kids Do You In"8:16
13."Alone in the House"1:55
14."Single People"1:33
Total length:54:05

Critical receptionEdit

The Guardian website said "Fifteen years of hard work and evolution have created an apparently effortless honesty that is fluent and heartfelt. Louis CK is the voice of resignation."[4]

The special holds a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on user ratings.[5]


  1. ^ Tung, Cameron (November 13, 2012). "'Revisiting 'Shameless,' Louis CK's First Stand-up Special'". New York. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  2. ^ "Louis C.K.: Shameless". 2017. Retrieved April 8, 2020.
  3. ^ "Shameless Audio Download". April 2, 2020. Retrieved April 8, 2020.
  4. ^ Benedictus, Leo (September 19, 2012). "Review: Comedy gold: Louis CK's Shameless". The Guardian. Retrieved April 8, 2020.
  5. ^ "Louis C.K.: Shameless". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved April 8, 2020.