Louis C.K. Crushed The Competition on 'Jeopardy' and Won $50K For Charity

Louis C.K. attends the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
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Louis C.K. attends the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Louis C.K. is a comedy genius, but who knew the Louie star was also a master of trivia? The stand-up superstar entered the Jeopardy! Power Players arena along with 14 other writers, political pundits and celebs -- including CNN's Anderson Cooper, Sen. Al Franken and Washington Post writer Jonathan Capehart -- and emerged as a champion on Wednesday night, earning $50,000 for the charity of his choice. 

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The funnyman beat out CNN's Kate Bolduan and Capehart in the final round and designated his winnings for the Fistula Foundation, whose mission is to help women around the world who suffer from the painful childbirth injury that often leaves them incontinent. This is actually not the first time C.K. has donated to the charity. Back in 2011 he gave them two different gifts of $20,000 and, before he shut his Twitter account down, in 2014 he encouraged his followers to donate "s---loads of money" to the group. 

When the Jeopardy! episodes were taped last month, the Foundation's CEO, Kate Grant, and board chair, Bill Man, were in attendance to cheer Louis on.

Watch C.K.'s impressive final run.

And the video of the Foundation's watch party freak out when he took the crown.






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