Louis C.K. Offers Tickets Directly From His Website
Louis C.K. Cuts Out Ticket Middleman for Tour
Thank you, Louis C.K., for continuing to be awesome.
The irreverent funny man has decided to cut out the middleman for ticket sales to his upcoming standup tour, instead offering them for sale on his website. Take that Ticketmaster!
By eliminating TicketMaster or other gougers -- er, ticket sale companies -- the comedian also cuts out the fees associated with ticket sales.
By way of explanation, Louis wrote on his website:
"Making my shows affordable has always been my goal but two things have always worked against that. High ticket charges and ticket re-sellers marking up the prices. Some ticketing services charge more than 40% over the ticket price and, ironically, the lower I've made my ticket prices, the more scalpers have bought them up, so the more fans have paid for a lot of my tickets.
By selling the tickets exclusively on my site, I've cut the ticket charges way down and absorbed them into the ticket price. To buy a ticket, you join NOTHING. Just use your credit card and buy the damn thing. opt in to the email list if you want, and you'll only get emails from me.
Additionally, he's looking to eliminate scalpers, adding, "Also, you'll see that if you try to sell the ticket anywhere for anything above the original price, we have the right to cancel your ticket (and refund your money). this is something I intend to enforce. There are some other rules you may find annoying but they are meant to prevent someone who has no intention of seeing the show from buying the ticket and just flipping it for twice the price from a thousand miles away."
Are you planning to see Louis C.K. on tour? How about catching the third season of "Louie" when it premieres on F/X on Thursday?