Louis CK Surprise-Drops ‘Horace and Pete,’ New Show With Steve Buscemi

“Louie” star unveils new show without warning

Louis C.K. fans had a surprise in their inboxes today: An email from the comedian announcing his new online series with Steve Buscemi, “Horace and Pete.”

C.K. sent a note directing fans to his website, LouisCK.net, where he also releases comedy specials and other new material. Today’s surprise: an odd series centered around an Irish bar.

Here is the email:

Hi there.

Horace and Pete episode one is available for download.  $5.

Go here to watch it.

We hope you like it.



Unlike the comic’s FX series “Louie,” a dark comedy, “Horace and Pete” is more of a straight drama. Episode 1 is 67 minutes and directed by C.K. In the show, he and Buscemi play the owners of a 100-year-old Brooklyn dive bar.

Among the co-stars that appear in the first episode are Alan Alda, Jessica Lange, Rebecca Hall, Nick DiPaolo, Kurt Metzger, Steven Wright, Edie Falco and Aidy Bryant.