03/27/2013 12:16 pm ET Updated May 27, 2013

Louis C.K. Wins Peabody Award For 'Louie'

"Louie," the FX series starring, written by and produced by Louis C.K. has won a Peabody Award, the awards committee announced Wednesday.

He joins other comedy beacons such as Lorne Michaels and Lena Dunham as winners in this year's class of winners. "Louie" has

In the words of the University of Georgia, who administers the George F. Peabody Awards, C.K. was due recognition for his series:

Louis C.K.'s self-reflective, shape-shifting series about a single, show-biz dad is daring and endearing, scandalous and sensitive, a milestone of comedic reach and candor.

The Peabodys recognize all types of electronic media that the committee deems worthy of praise, often rewarding groundbreaking and unique television and journalism.

In addition to plenty of critical accolades, the show has always been nominated for five Emmy awards, winning one.

C.K. is taking a break from "Louie" until 2014, but his next stand-up special, "Oh My God," will air on HBO April 23.

The awards will be presented at a luncheon at NYC's Waldorf-Astoria on May 20.