comedy

  • Louis C.K. Sells Show Tickets On His Own Website

    Louis C.K. Sells Show Tickets On His Own Website

    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: By selling the tickets exclusively on my site, I’ve cut the ticket charges way down and absorbed… Read More

  • Jim Gaffigan On The Future Of Comedy Distribution

    TCTV Interview: Jim Gaffigan On His Upcoming Download-Only Comedy Special

    If you’re not familiar with Jim Gaffigan, you should be. He’s one of the funniest comics standing and he’s a kind, gentle soul with a mid-westerner’s sensibility and a hilarious bit about Hot Pockets. Like Louis CK before him, Gaffigan just announced that he’s filming a comedy special in DC next month and will make it available for a $5 download – with… Read More

  • @louisck Reports His Content Experiment Sold $500,000 Worth Of Downloads

    @louisck Reports His Content Experiment Sold $500,000 Worth Of Downloads

    It’s always heartening to see an experiment in disintermediated content succeed and it couldn’t have happened to a better guy. Louis CK began selling his one-hour comedy special on his own website for $5 a pop last Sunday and, as of today, he’s reporting he’s made over $500,000 from 110,000 downloads. This is a profit of over $200,000 on a concert that cost him… Read More

  • Louis CK Sells Latest Film, DRM-Free, For $5 Per Download

    Louis CK Sells Latest Film, DRM-Free, For $5 Per Download

    Following Radiohead into the wild world of micropayments, comedian Louis CK is offering his latest concert film, Live At The Beacon Theatre, as a DRM-free download or stream for $5. Once payment is tendered, downloaders can both stream and download the movie twice. Once those four chances are used up you have to pay again, although because the MP4 file is DRM-free there is nothing stopping… Read More

  • Conan O'Brien goes on the road to make people laugh, Leno asks 'What's laughter?'

    A little update on Conan O’Brien, seeing as though we spent a couple of days there talking about his every move. The man is taking his show on the road, bringing the funny to a city near you in the coming weeks! It’s the called “The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny On Television Tour,” and I’m sure it’ll be wonderful. Read More

  • Louis CK, the comedian who told you to stop complaining about technology, is close to another sitcom

    It was only a few months ago that comedian Louis CK became an Internet sensation. Comedy fans had followed his act for years, but it was his appearance on Late Night With Conan that lead to posts by Doug Aamoth and interviews with Vanity Fair. And now the comedian, who’s a big Leica fan, by the way, looks to be getting another sitcom, this time on FX. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Complete 'Kids in the Hall' series on DVD for $109

    If you haven’t seen The Kids in the Hall, you haven’t LIVED! Put it on your bucket list! If you’ve seen and enjoy the wonderfully weird sketches, you may be interested to know that Amazon is selling the entire five-season Kids in the Hall series for $109. It spans 20 DVDs and contains all the episodes, plus a bunch of behind-the-scenes stuff, interviews, deleted scenes, and… Read More

  • Comedian Louis C.K. on technology and air travel

    One of my favorite comedians, Louis C.K., sums up how people take modern-day technology and air travel for granted. This isn’t a super-recent interview with Conan O’Brien, but it’s something to remember if you’ll be traveling for the holidays. Good stuff. Read More

  • Microsoft to use Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Gates, and $300 million to battle Vista woes

    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft is launching a $300 million ad campaign starting September 4th. The ads will star none other than Jerry Seinfeld, who’s reported to be receiving about $10 million. Not bad, eh? The campaign is being developed to combat the negative image that many consumers have about Windows Vista and also to finally push back against Apple’s… Read More

  • Video: Triumph the Insult Comic Dog makes fun of Comic-Con attendees

    http://widgets.nbc.com/o/4727a250e66f9723/489af560addadbf4/48987cb5e440cf6c/4bbaca39 Comic-Con 2008 came and went, and somehow this delightful Comic the Insult Comic Dog skit flew right under our noses. It’s the same “you guys are dorks” deal that Triumph has been doing for several years now, so if you’re offended by sophomoric humor à la Conan steer clear. via… Read More

  • ‘Jedi Gym’ is a short film that some may find funny

    http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:hcx:content:atom.com:c4cbe46a-bd0c-407a-abb6-5f0c335d6b19 Here is a short film called “Jedi Gym” that’s part of Atom’s Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge. Some of you might find the film to be hilarious. Others might say something seemingly clever like “Hey, give me back that six minutes” or “Hey, you owe me six… Read More