As intriguing as it was to see acclaimed comedian Louis C.K. take on 'SNL' hosting duties for the first time a few weeks back, fans of the comic's FX series 'Louie' still lament the fact that the show's fourth season had been pushed all the way back to 2014.  So, what better way to get our Louis C.K. TV fix than with an all-new HBO stand-up special in 2013?  Will it prove just as award-winning as his last show?Though we'll have to wait until 2014 for fresh episodes of 'Louie,' comedian Louis C.K. will keep our small screens howling with laughter throughout 2013 as well.  The comedian has officially agreed to perform a new HBO stand-up special, his fourth for the network.  Louis' new special, directed by the comedian himself, will will be taped during one of the stops on his U.S. tour, beginning November 14 in San Francisco.

"I'm delighted to welcome the gifted Louis C.K. back to HBO,” HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said of the news. "This comic genius remains one of the freshest voices on the scene, and HBO is proud to provide an uncensored forum for his provocative humor."

While the as-yet untitled special represents Louis C.K.'s fourth performance on HBO, not counting 'Louie' precursor sitcom 'Lucky Louie,' it was C.K.'s digital download special 'Live at the Beacon Theater' that earned him an Emmy for outstanding writing for a variety special. The new special will be available as a $5 download on the comedian's website after it airs, according to the comedian's Twitter.

What say you?  Are you happy to have Louis C.K. back on TV, even one-time-only on HBO?