Wow, how times have changed!
Louis C.K. loves his fans and they love him right back.
The comedian and creator of the FX show Louis sold $4.5 million worth of tickets for his upcoming fall tour in just 45 hours!
Although he's already one of the top touring comics these days, his most recent success was not just because of his reputation. C.K. decided to cut Ticketmaster out of the deal and sold seats through his own web site for just $45 a piece.
Instead of making fans pay extra fees that the ticketing agency would have profited from, they paid a flat rate and scored the cheapest tickets in the country to see a major headlining comic.
"Most tickets for comedians in a theater venue start at $50. The cheapest ticket in most comedians’ markets is $45, which is, like, a horrible seat at a Bill Maher show, and then you have a ticket charge on top of that. My tickets are going to be $45 all over the country, and there’s no ticket charges because we’ve made deals with venues that don’t have lockdown affiliation deals. I don’t do this for money. To me, it’s the number of tickets I sell that’s satisfying. I like knowing we sold out Chicago in an hour. That’s a good feeling. This year I’m going to have the lowest tickets on the road. I’m going to be the cheapest comedian ever!"
We like his approach! He knows he already has plenty of money, so there is no need to squeeze every penny out of his fans that he can.
Thanks for being awesome, Louis! You deserve ALL of the success that has come your way over the last few years.
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