‘Tis the season of giving… And, this holiday Louis C.K. is giving away a bulk of his earnings from his online comedy special to various charities.
During a recent appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the 44-year-old part-Mexican actor/comedian talked about earning a staggering $1 million from Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater, his online-only special that he released earlier this month for $5. He talked about never having had that much money and how he felt uncomfortable with it.
“That’s not even my money,” Louis C.K. told host Jimmy Fallon. “That’s just a $5 impulse that 220,000 people had – and now I had it.”
The comedian said he set aside $280,000 for five different charities. They include the Fistula Foundation, which helps women who have childbirth injuries, and Green Chimneys, which benefits underprivileged children.
Louis C.K. also set aside $250,000 to pay for the production of the comedy special, and the same amount for holiday bonuses for his staff.