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Louis C.K. Surprises Fans by Releasing New Horace and Pete Series

If you’ve got a fiver, an hour to kill and a yen for discussion of the human condition, Louis C.K. has just the thing for you.

The Louie star released the first episode of a new series, Horace and Pete, with absolutely no fanfare via his Web site on Saturday.

“Horace and Pete Episode 1 is available for download. $5,” the comedian wrote on his site. “We hope you like it.”

The roughly hour-long episode takes place in an Irish bar, Gothamist reports, run by Horace (played by C.K.) and Pete (Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire). Alan Alda (M*A*S*H), Edie Falco (Nurse JAckie), Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live) Jessica Lange (American Horror Story) and others also show up during the installment, which skews dramatic. (In other words: Don’t expect belly laughs.)

Per the site, there’s an intermission during the episode, and the characters discuss recent news topics such as the presidential race and the upcoming Super Bowl.

As for C.K.’s FX comedy, the comedian recently said that he didn’t know when he’d produce more episodes.

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