Comedian Louis C.K. is using the Internet to his advantage by selling tickets to his upcoming shows online, cutting out the ticket sales systems entirely. He’s also implementing a system to cancel scalped tickets. Each ticket will cost $45 after tax. He explains his vision this way:
C.K. has already sold shows on his own website (inspiring others to follow suit) so this makes perfect sense. “Doing things this way means I’m making less than I would have made if I did a standard tour, using the usual very excellent but expensive ticketing service. In some cities I’ve had to play smaller venues and do more shows. But I like doing more shows and about a year ago I reached a place where I realized I am making enough money doing comedy so the next thing that interested me is bringing your price down,” C.K. wrote. “Either way, I still make a whole lot more than my grandfather who taught math and raised chickens in Michigan.”
You can buy tickets right here. Sadly NYC is already sold out, but I figure Louis C.K. will soon start selling personal audiences at his apartment in Manhattan for $60 where he tells your fortune like some mad-eyed Rasputin.