Cable channel Epix has acquired the rights to "Louis C.K.: Hilarious," which premiered at Sundance in January as that film fest's first stand-up concert film.
"Hilarious" will premiere on Epix on Sept. 18th via its cable channel, video on demand service and website. Prior to that, the film will get a limited indie theatrical release.
As part of the deal, Comedy Central will get the basic cable rights to air "Hilarious" in 2011, when the stand-up movie will also get a DVD release via Comedy Central Home Entertainment.
"Louis C.K.: Hilarious" earned strong reviews from its Sundance screening. "Hilarious," which centers on the comedian's musings on life after turning 40, was shot at Milwaukee's Pabst Theater in April 2009. Louis will soon kick off his new theater tour, "Louis C.K.: Word," on Sept. 17th in San Francisco.