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You can download the new Louis C.K. comedy special for $5 right now

Louis C.K. Live at the Comedy Store

Even if you're not a fan of Louis C.K.'s comedy, you have to appreciate what he's done for the industry as a whole. On the other hand, if you are a fan of Louis C.K., you're probably going to want to download his latest hour special, which is available now on his site for $5, just like his last special.

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Jacob Siegal

January 28th

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Louis CK’s Not-Best Buy Experience Reminds You of Every Time You’ve Ever Been to Best Buy [Video]

Clearly the big box consumer electronics store featured in last night's episode of Louie isn't Best Buy. The people here are wearing red shirts, not blue ones! And everything else is... well, okay, everything else is exactly the same. More »


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Brian Barrett

August 17th

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Louis CK’s Not-Best Buy Experience Reminds You of Every Time You’ve Ever Been to Best Buy [Video]

Clearly the big box consumer electronics store featured in last night's episode of Louie isn't Best Buy. The people here are wearing red shirts, not blue ones! And everything else is... well, okay, everything else is exactly the same. More »


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Brian Barrett

August 17th

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Louis C.K. Responds To Online Ticket Sales Experience: Scalper’s Opinions Have Been “Enlightening”

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When Louis C.K. announced that he was selling tickets to his shows for $45, cutting out ticket middlemen entirely, the response was fairly giddy. As of this writing, he sold $6,102,000 in tickets, not a bad haul. Of those 135,600 tickets, 500 are now floating around the scalping sites.

He did, however do a little experiment: he sold two shows traditionally, through Ticketmaster and the like, and 1,100 of those tickets out of 4,400 available are already on scalping sites like Stubhub.

He writes:

Contact with these scalpers has been enlightening. They tend to respond with indignance and a defensive posture “Hey man! Scalping is NOT a crime!” We’re not treating it as a crime or even a wrong-doing. We are just competing with them, on behalf of my fans, to enforce the terms and conditions of our ticket sales and to keep the prices down. It’s worth the effort, it’s working and it’s even been kind of fun.

The interesting thing is that C.K. hasn’t yet described the methodology for “killing” scalped tickets but it seems to be some sort of fan-based mechanical Turking that grabs barcodes from scalped tickets online. While I suspect this is more difficult than it seems, I also suspect that the folks who would traditionally go to scalpers are erring on the side of caution, thereby disabling the scalping business model. It’s an amazing display of frictionless markets and, although it does reduce revenue on the seedier side of ticket sales, it certainly makes fans feel warm and fuzzy.

Incidentally, am I alone in not being happy with the first episode of the new series of Louie?


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John Biggs

July 7th

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Louis C.K. Responds To Online Ticket Sales Experience: Scalpers’ Opinions Have Been “Enlightening”

screen-shot-2012-05-11-at-2-24-07-pm

When Louis C.K. announced that he was selling tickets to his shows for $45, cutting out ticket middlemen entirely, the response was fairly giddy. As of this writing, he sold $6,102,000 in tickets, not a bad haul. Of those 135,600 tickets, 500 are now floating around the scalping sites.

He did, however do a little experiment: he sold two shows traditionally, through Ticketmaster and the like, and 1,100 of those tickets out of 4,400 available are already on scalping sites like Stubhub.

He writes on Laughspin:

Contact with these scalpers has been enlightening. They tend to respond with indignance and a defensive posture “Hey man! Scalping is NOT a crime!” We’re not treating it as a crime or even a wrong-doing. We are just competing with them, on behalf of my fans, to enforce the terms and conditions of our ticket sales and to keep the prices down. It’s worth the effort, it’s working and it’s even been kind of fun.

The interesting thing is that C.K. hasn’t yet described the methodology for “killing” scalped tickets but it seems to be some sort of fan-based mechanical Turking that grabs barcodes from scalped tickets online. While I suspect this is more difficult than it seems, I also suspect that the folks who would traditionally go to scalpers are erring on the side of caution, thereby disabling the scalping business model. It’s an amazing display of frictionless markets and, although it does reduce revenue on the seedier side of ticket sales, it certainly makes fans feel warm and fuzzy.

Incidentally, am I alone in not being happy with the first episode of the new series of Louie?

via Laughspin


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John Biggs

July 7th

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Louis CK Thinks the Next iPhone Will Be Invisibly Thin And Help You Masturbate Better [Video]

Louis CK, noted technology philosopher and independent funnyman, recently gave his thoughts about the iPhone and "the cloud" and it's just as funny as you'd think. On the iPhone, Louis CK says it's like having "a pencil that can suck your dick". More »


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Casey Chan

June 28th

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Louis CK Thinks the Next iPhone Will Be Invisibly Thin And Help You Masturbate Better [Video]

Louis CK, noted technology philosopher and independent funnyman, recently gave his thoughts about the iPhone and "the cloud" and it's just as funny as you'd think. On the iPhone, Louis CK says it's like having "a pencil that can suck your dick". More »


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Casey Chan

June 28th

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Louis CK Thinks the Next iPhone Will Be Invisibly Thin And Help You Masturbate Better [Video]

Louis CK, noted technology philosopher and independent funnyman, recently gave his thoughts about the iPhone and "the cloud" and it's just as funny as you'd think. On the iPhone, Louis CK says it's like having "a pencil that can suck your dick". More »


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Casey Chan

June 28th

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What’s Louis CK Doing With the Million Dollars You Just Gave Him? [Bravo]

Instead of going cable, as usual, Louis CK sold his new show for $5 a pop on the web, streamed live from the Beacon Theater, free of DRM or regional restrictions. Ballsy? It worked: the public paid him $1 million. More »


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Jesus Diaz

December 23rd

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Louis CK makes $1 million in 12 days, proves that DRM-free content is valued

Hear that, MPAA / RIAA? That's the sound of Louis CK's audience chuckling. Not at one of his jokes, mind you, but at the notion of strapping DRM onto everything you possibly can in order to "make people buy it." In an effort to see if this crazy idea was true or not, the famed comedian decided to sell his Live at the Beacon Theater for just $5. Procuring it was dead simple -- you could either surf over to his website and plop down a PayPal payment, or you could pirate it. Either way, no DRM was affixed. Turns out, people actually are fans of paying money for things that they see as both fair and worthwhile, as evidenced by the $1 million that currently sits in Louis CK's PayPal account. Of course, we've never advise anyone to hold anywhere near that much cash in an account that could be frozen on you at a moment's notice (not that we have experience or anything), but at least he's going to do awesome things with the proceeds. We'll let you hit the source link to find out precisely what that is. Kudos, Louis.

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Darren Murph

December 23rd

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