Prolific comedian/actor/director/writer/editor/father Louis C.K. today released Live at the Comedy Store, his sixth hour-long standup special, which like his last couple of specials, is available to download from his website for just five bucks. Also available on his website is this nice little intro that sums up the special quite nicely:

I developed and prepared this material over the last year or so, mostly in comedy clubs. This special kind of goes back to when I used to just make noises and be funny for no particular reason. It felt right to shoot this special in a club to give it that live immediate intimate feeling. The show is about an hour long. The opening act, who is seen at the beginning (good place for an opening act) is Jay London. One of my favorite club comics going way back to the late 80s when I first started in working in New York.

I hope you like it.

Louis also apparently sent out a lengthy email that further justifies his decision to record the album in a club and how comedy clubs have been so important to his career. All in all, not a bad little day for fans of Louis C.K. unless you had a ticket to his canceled-because-of-snow show at Madison Square Garden tonight. Let's make it up to you by kindly embedding this clip of Louis on Letterman last night: