For as long as there has been New York TV shows, there have been New York TV show walking tours.
Walking tours allow fans the chance to scout the backdrops of their favorite scenes and episodes, going on foot to shoot locations and cast hangouts. A chance not only to see the world of your favorite show, but immerse yourself in it. Sex and the City has one, and it is glamorous. So does GIRLS, and it is just downright Brooklyn quirky.
So there I am sitting with my journalism cap on, thinking, what would a Louie walking tour look like? You know, the Louie that is filled to the brim with dark, self-loathing humor and cringe-worthy awkwardness. What would it be like to immerse myself in that world? Only one way to find out. I embarked on a seven-location journey not only visiting the sites that Louis CK used for the show, but also re-enacted some key moments.
Let’s just say, it isn’t easy being Louie. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.