Following the success of his online comedy special, Louis C.K. is giving his fans another chance to enjoy his comedy routine for less.
The 44-year-old half-Mexican American actor/comedian has announced that he’s avoiding websites like Ticketmaster and StubHub by selling tickets to his new tour directly to his fans.
Louis C.K. will sell tickets for the comedy shows, which kick off in October, from his site, in an effort to cut down on the extra fees from distributors that usually jack up prices.
He’s also taken steps to prevent ticket reselling – anyone who tries to resell their ticket for a higher price will find their ticket canceled.
“My goal here is that people coming to see my shows are able to pay a fair price and that they be paying just for a ticket. Not also paying an exorbitant fee for the privilege of buying a ticket,” C.K. wrote on his site.
Louis C.K. says all tickets for his tour, which runs from October through February, will be $45. He admits that he had trouble finding venues that would work with his ticketing plan, so he’s performing “in very new places.”
The full list of tour dates and theaters is available on his site.
This isn’t the first time Louis C.K., who was named one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world, has paid close attention to his sales strategy.
In December he sold video downloads of his special Live at Beacon Theater for $5. And. he did the same with his album WORD: Live at Carnegie Hall last month.
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