- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 19, 2016

Louis C.K. is known for his uncensored comedy and his FX show “Louie,” but on Wednesday night he raised eyebrows by soundly defeating members of the mainstream media in a game of “Jeopardy!”.

“This is not my comfort zone,” the comedian said before going on to win $50,000 for the he Fistula Foundation, which aids women around the world afflicted by obstetric fistulas during childbirth.

Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart and CNN’s Kate Bolduan were no match for Mr. C.K. (real name Louis Székely), who trumped them both with $18,399 in winnings. Mr. Capehart came in second place with $14,800 and Ms. Bolduan finished in third place with $200.

When asked how he prepared for the game show, the comedian said, “You just take a deep breath and show up.”

Mr. C.K. put his plan into action during a “Daily Double” that won him $5,000, deeply inhaling before correctly answering a question about former President Richard Nixon.

“Here is the clue. Richard Nixon: When the president does it, that means that it is not,” host Alex Trebek said.

“What is ‘illegal’?” responded the comedian, prompting cheers from the crowd.

Viewers on social media theorized that Mr. C.K.’s win might show up in an episode of “Louie” since he opted to use that screen name for his performance.

Both Messrs. C.K. and Capehart successfully navigated Final Jeopardy, although the Washington Post reporter did not have enough cash on hand to surpass the comedian.

The Final Jeopardy answer was, “With the passing of Antonin Scalia, this Reagan appointee became the longest-tenured justice on the court.” Ms. Bolduan incorrectly guessed David Souter, while Messrs. C.K and Capehart correctly answered Anthony Kennedy, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

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