- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Comedian Louis C.K. has spent the past two days shadowing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for a mysterious new comedy project.

Louis C.K., whose real name is Louis Székely, was first spotted at a meeting of the Financial Control Board, where Mr. de Blasio was giving a talk on city finance, The New York Times reported.

The comedian, who quietly took notes as city officials testified on the 2016 budget, refused to answer any questions about his new project.

“I can’t, because I don’t know what it is yet,” he told The Times Tuesday in Brooklyn, where he had joined Mr. de Blasio for a community policing rally. “I’m just messing around with something, and we’ll see what happens.

“It’s for a possible new idea,” he said, adding that the project is not related to his cable series “Louie.” “I have no idea if it’s going to happen.”

Mr. de Blasio joked to reporters that “there’s a lot of comedy at City Hall.”

The pair have collaborated before, when Louis C.K. appeared in a skit with the mayor in March at the annual Inner Circle Show charity dinner.

“He’s a nice guy,” he said of Mr. de Blasio. “And he’s been really accommodating. So hopefully I’m not bothering him.”

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