louis c.k.*Comedian Louis C.K. was on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to talk about his new show, “Louie” — which premieres Thursday at 10:30pm ET on FX

And of course,  Kimmel being the curious guy he is and always searching for a laugh, wanted to know why he cast a black actress to play the mother of his children this season, when the kids have already been seen and “they’re extremely white,” as C.K. put it.

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“If the character works for the show, I don’t care about the racial,” the show’s creator, writer, director and star said. Plus, there was another reason he went with a black actress.

It’s all about line delivery. According to C.K., for example, in a scene where she’s trying to convince him to get a job, that conviction just comes through stronger from a black woman. “When a black woman tells you to get a job, it’s just more,” he explained with a laugh.