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Louis CK Has a Warning for Would-Be Ticket Scalpers

The tickets will be invalidated, he says

(Newser) - Louis CK has a warning for would-be ticket scalpers: "We take great efforts and have many methods of finding out what inventory is being sold on broker sites like Stubhub and Vivid Seats and immediately invalidating those tickets," the comedian wrote on his website Tuesday, per the CBC... More »

Louis CK: Web Series Left Me Millions in Debt

Not as many people bought the show as he was expecting

(Newser) - Louis CK went to all the trouble of making his web show, Horace and Pete, and then not as many people purchased it as he'd expected ... leaving the comedian several million dollars in debt, Vulture reports. Louis CK explained to Howard Stern Monday that he spent $2 million to... More »

Louis CK: I Apologized to Sarah Palin

First time he's done so because of something he's said, he tells Howard Stern

(Newser) - Louis CK went on Howard Stern's show today and revealed a professional first: He apologized to someone over a comic slam—and that someone was none other than Sarah Palin. As Mediaite recounts, the comedian drunk-tweeted some vile comments about Palin five years ago that took on a life... More »

Springsteen Auctions Guitar, Lasagna for $300K

He headlined this year's Stand Up For Heroes event

(Newser) - The 8th annual Stand Up For Heroes comedy and music mash-up in New York this week raised more than $1 million, and more than half of that was thanks to Bruce Springsteen. He managed to auction off a heck of a night (a guitar he has played, an hour-long lesson... More »

Breaking Bad, Modern Family Grab Top Emmys

They win best drama, best comedy series

(Newser) - Seth Meyers opened tonight's Emmy Awards with quite a few jokes about the fact that the ceremony was held on a Monday night rather than a Sunday night before opening things up to the first presenter: none other than Amy Poehler, who handed out the night's first award,... More »

Louis CK Hated This Robert Redford Movie

'All Is Lost' really bugged him, as an avid boater

(Newser) - Celebrity catfight alert? Louis CK recently sat down with NPR —and, in an amusing tidbit of the interview picked up on by Vanity Fair , the comedian revealed that he was not a fan of Robert Redford's sailing drama, All Is Lost. You see, CK has a yacht, just... More »

Louis CK: 'I've Wanted to Be' Suicidal

Comedian gets profiled in 'GQ'

(Newser) - In a new GQ profile, Louis CK reveals, "No, I've never been suicidal. But I've wanted to be." He goes on to describe two of his lowest points: In the early 1990s in Manhattan, working 10 gigs a night and making $50 at each one, he... More »

Louis CK Rant Is Church 2.0

Meghan Daum on today's hunger for meaning

(Newser) - Why did the world go nuts over last week's clip of Louis CK bemoaning the evils of smartphones ? It's not because we all secretly loathe our smartphones, writes Meghan Daum in the Los Angeles Times , although obviously many of us can relate to the "existential torpor"... More »

Why Louis CK Is Wrong About Smartphones

They can be bad, but they can also be good: Daniel Engber

(Newser) - Chances are you saw—quite possibly while perusing Facebook on your smartphone—a bunch of your friends sharing a clip of Louis CK talking about how terrible smartphones are . But the comedian's rant is missing an important point, writes Daniel Engber on Slate . Sure, we all agree "that... More »

Louis CK Wins Big in Stiffing Ticketmaster

Sold 100K tickets directly to fans—in 2 days

(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... More »

Louis CK Now Hawking Tickets Directly to Fans

Comedian charges $45 each, cuts out service charges

(Newser) - Louis CK did very, very well when he decided to sell his self-produced comedy album directly to fans, so now he's using that same model to sell tickets to his upcoming tour. Rather than going through a ticketing service—notorious for adding on ridiculous charges—the comedian is selling... More »

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