All tickets will be $45, with C.K. reserving the right to cancel a ticket in exchange for a refund if the ticketholder attempts to sell the ticket for “anything above the original price.”
“Making my shows affordable has always been my goal but two things have always worked against that. High ticket charges and ticket re-sellers marking up the prices,” explained C.K. in the email. “Some ticketing services charge more than 40% over the ticket price and, ironically, the lower I’ve made my ticket prices, the more scalpers have bought them up, so the more fans have paid for a lot of my tickets.
“By selling the tickets exclusively on my site, I’ve cut the ticket charges way down and absorbed them into the ticket price,” he continues. “To buy a ticket, you join NOTHING. Just use your credit card and buy the damn thing.”
Louis C.K. starts his tour on October 3rd in Cleveland and wraps up on February 1st, 2013 in Washington D.C
Hi. I’m going on tour all over America, or at least some of it.
Tickets for this tour are available EXCLUSIVELY here on louisck.com.
Tickets are 45 dollars, every seat, every City. That includes all taxes and fees. You don’t have to join anything and you don’t have to hear from me again unless you want to. Just cheap tickets to see me do an all new bunch of jokes.
See you on the road, bitches.
Louis C.K. has been a consistently brilliant stand-up comedian for nearly all of his two-decade career. So why does he just now get included in TIME’s list of influential people? Simple: Not only has C.K. been doing everything but craft services on his excellent FX show “Louie” for two seasons (and, hell, he might do that, too), he added to his innovator credentials last October by releasing a stand-up special through the Internet, implementing the groundbreaking idea that audiences are happy to buy a quality product free of corporate fingerprints at an affordable price — shocker. And his experiment worked. Not only did he make a boatload of money, but within only a few months, comedians Jim Gaffigan and Aziz Ansari have copied the model.
Joan Rivers, who worked with C.K. on an episode of “Louie,” says in TIME of the 44-year-old comic: “No one can learn how to be funny. What you can learn is how to trust yourself, to have enough self-confidence to say, ‘I think this is funny — they will too.’ Louis gets that. There’s no downside to him. He’s the next Big One.”
Louis C.K. has sold a comedy to CBS.
The FX series star and former SNL writer is teaming with Spike Feresten (Seinfeld) on the show, which just received a pilot order from the network. The untitled project is an ensemble comedy about “young people trying to achieve their creative dreams in these tough financial times.” It has Louis C.K., Feresten, Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun, and Gene Stein as executive producers. According to one account, Louis C.K. and Feresten originally conceived the project 13 years ago.
Hours before Ricky Gervais took the stage as Golden Globe Awards host for the third time, TV critics asked comic Louis C.K. if he’d like to host the show. “It would be false for me to [host the Golden Globe Awards],” comic Louis C.K. said at Winter TV Press Tour 2012 in Pasadena. “I’d have to go see everything and pretend I give a shit and I don’t.”
C.K., who’d come to the tour to talk about his FX series “Louie,” admitted he’s never actually seen the Globes. “Ricky’s a dear friend of mine. He’s one of the funniest guys I know. But the jokes about current movie stars and… celebrities, that kind of humor is — I did that for a long time. I worked for late night TV. I wrote for Chris Rock, and Conan, and Letterman, and you had to know who every celebrity was, ever ne’er do well, and you had to have this deep knowledge of what America’s looking at. And it made me really sick.”
Comedian Louis C.K. will headline the 68th Annual Radio & Television Congressional Correspondents Dinner on June 8, 2012, it was announced Monday.
“We’re very excited about having Louis C.K. at the dinner,” said Jay McMichael of CNN, who chairs the RTCA’s executive committee. “This is an evening you’ll want to experience. We’re shaking things up, showcasing the unexpected, and delivering lots of laughs.”
Louis CK currently directs and produces the critically-acclaimed “Louie.”
Previous headliners at the correspondents’ dinner have included Don Imus, John Hodgman, and Joe Wong.
While Louis C.K. is not primarily known for his political comedy, he has dabbled in it, most recently when he got in some hot water for crude tweets made about Sarah Palin. That led to a subsequent awkward encounter with Bristol Palin on “The Tonight Show.”
The RTCA’s decision to pick C.K. bucks the recent trend in Washington whereby black-tie dinners pick safer comedic acts in the wake of Stephen Colbert’s controversial 2006 performance at the White House Correspondents Dinner. As can be heard on this YouTube clip of C.K. during the Bush administration, the comedian can talk trash with the best of them, calling Bush a “f***ing criminal.”
The president and top congressional leaders, as well as Washington media types, typically attend the RTCA dinner.
Even though he may be busy for much of the year now thanks to his own show “Louie,” Louis C.K. has found a way to take out enough time to guest-star in yet another episode of “Parks and Recreation.”
According to TVLine, The actor is set to come on board the show for an early 2012 episode as Dave — the police officer who has a romantic past with Amy Poehler’s Leslie. He previously left the show in the past to take a job in San Diego — so it will be interesting to see not only what brings him back, but also how he interacts with Leslie’s new main squeeze Ben.
“Parks” is in the middle of what some are calling its creative peak, so we can only hope it lasts for as long as possible.