Louie CK Cutting Out The Ticket Services And Selling Them Himself


Louie CK is getting ready for his national tour and is ready to take on high priced ticket services and scalpers.  Louie wants to make sure fans aren’t getting killed with ticket service charges.  And he’s doing that by selling the tickets himself.  He also explains here how he intends to deal with people who think they buy tickets and score a bigger payday for themselves.

From louisck.net

“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.

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.”

Read more at laughspin.com

36 comments
zel
zel

My question is how will he enforce the cancelling of tickets to be scalped? Unless it's on a site like stubhub, where seats are listed, most people just put the area the tix are in.

Ethan in PA
Ethan in PA

I just wish more venues weren't exclusively contracted to sell tickets through Ticketmaster.  Louis would be able to actually perform in PA.

CheezWhiz
CheezWhiz

internet faggots  are the worst faggots I says!

CheezWhiz
CheezWhiz

see those posts that makes it look like like I'm a psycho talking to myself, well there was a dude there

 

and he got all pussy

CheezWhiz
CheezWhiz

It's not a concert shirt because I'm the concert

see I'm doing the mind thing

CheezWhiz
CheezWhiz

hey don't look at me I 'm wearing a black t-shirt

CheezWhiz
CheezWhiz

What can I say ? he's wearing a black t-shirt and appearing to be a guy wearing a black t-shirt

Mr Nelson
Mr Nelson

My heart loves his stance against scalpers.  My brain reruns cold economics discussion that is pro scalper.  Supply and demand etc etc.

 

fuck my brain, right on it's smooth thoughtless surface.

Gunner
Gunner

Gotta respect a man that cares about his fans!

Narc Zito
Narc Zito

The Kingsmen must be psychic.  That's a stretch.  Boo.

Shaggyballz74
Shaggyballz74

cool. will he still be playing Toto’s Africa at these shows

archg2
archg2

I would love to support Louis in his latest endeavor, where's his schedule?

Davebcor
Davebcor

I got mine for Baltimore 

Fez4Prez
Fez4Prez

well blow me down a ginger that's smart & honest

 

dpiller21
dpiller21

already have my tickets for the cleveland show.  fuck yeah louie, so much respect for this guy and how he does his business.

EMC
EMC

You know his name is "Louis" CK and not "Louie," right? 

shrekkalove
shrekkalove

I just need to decide how many cities I'll be flying to... Love Louie, as all good people do.

Vickroy
Vickroy

Got my tickets for the Cleveland show yesterday (row K, I'm pleased). He also tweeted out today that they are identifying the ticket scalpers that purchased tickets and deactivating them.

EdFromjersey
EdFromjersey

Hooray for Louie! I wanted to see Tenacious D, but the $13.50 extra made me not get tickets. Fuck Ticketmaster, Fuck Live Nation

elephant_droid
elephant_droid

Got my tickets for the Milwaukee show! Second row. Thanks Louie!!!

Binary Daoist
Binary Daoist

Excited for this season 3 starting this Thursday. Huzzah! ...as if everyone didn't already know...

jerkstoresean
jerkstoresean

Louie rules. Haven't seen his standup in a while. Always has new material. Always hilarious. But I always drink too much and forget the set.

Foggy_Otis
Foggy_Otis

Good or you Louie! DIY motherfucker, DIY!

elephant_droid
elephant_droid

Yep...made the mistake myself below...It is all over the article...not good.

Vickroy
Vickroy

@EdFromjersey I was amazed that two $45 tickets actually only ended up costing me $90!

gavin_b
gavin_b

 @Binary Daoist His show is the not only THE best comedy on TV, but one of the best shows, period.

EMC
EMC

 @elephant_droid Especially since they give his website link with his name spelled correctly.  I'm hard on these guys about this kind of stuff, but if they want to be taken as a respectable website, they can't let it be filled with misspelled words and basic punctuation mistakes (the unnecessary apostrophes are the WORST),  and misspelled names (especially someone as current and relevant as Louis CK).  

FLpro
FLpro

@LizSetsFire...Lauderdale Nov. 28th?