Louis CK Wins Big in Stiffing Ticketmaster

Sold 100K tickets directly to fans—in 2 days

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 28, 2012 10:50 AM CDT

(Newser) – Louis CK's idea to sell tickets directly to fans was officially a good one: Within less than two days, 100,000 tickets had been sold, the comedian tweeted last night. He added that "lotsa shows are sold out," but says more are being added. That doesn't mean he's coming to your town, though: He notes that it's very possible "all theaters in your town won't allow our tix service. or your town sux. JK." Gawker calls the "Ticketmaster-circumventing" strategy a "resounding success."

Another victory: CK found no tickets being scalped on StubHub, and reminds fans, "If u see over-priced tix to this tour ANYWHERE, buying is a big risk. It will be invalid at showtime."

Comedian Louis CK poses for a photo at the premiere of his film at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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