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

45 Comments

  1. schadenfreudian

    June 26, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    I’d love to go, if both shows here weren’t already sold out.
    Good for louis, though…

    • schadenfreudian

      June 26, 2012 at 7:32 pm

      check that… looks like there might be some seats available after all…

  2. Foggy_Otis

    June 26, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Good or you Louie! DIY motherfucker, DIY!

  3. jerkstoresean

    June 26, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    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.

  4. Binary Daoist

    June 26, 2012 at 7:38 pm

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

    • LizSetsFire

      June 26, 2012 at 7:40 pm

       @Binary Daoist I just wish they weren’t sandwiching Louie and Wilfred between such shit.

      • FLprodivider66

        June 26, 2012 at 9:04 pm

        @LizSetsFire…Lauderdale Nov. 28th?

      • LizSetsFire

        June 26, 2012 at 10:52 pm

         @FLprodivider66 im broke but plenty of time before the show. i definitely want to go.

    • schadenfreudian

      June 26, 2012 at 7:54 pm

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

  5. schadenfreudian

    June 26, 2012 at 7:54 pm

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

  6. elephant_droid

    June 26, 2012 at 8:01 pm

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

  7. EdFromjersey

    June 26, 2012 at 8:18 pm

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

    • TBVickroy

      June 26, 2012 at 8:28 pm

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

    • thecbab

      June 28, 2012 at 3:49 pm

       @EdFromjersey   Same Stupid Company…
       

  8. TBVickroy

    June 26, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    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.

  9. shrekkalove

    June 26, 2012 at 8:42 pm

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

  10. EMC

    June 26, 2012 at 8:43 pm

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

    • elephant_droid

      June 27, 2012 at 2:05 am

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

      • EMC

        June 27, 2012 at 10:49 am

         @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).  

  11. dpiller21

    June 26, 2012 at 8:47 pm

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

  12. Fez4Prez

    June 26, 2012 at 9:10 pm

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

  13. DavidCornett

    June 26, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    I got mine for Baltimore 

  14. archg2

    June 26, 2012 at 10:08 pm

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

    • AaronInDunedin

      June 27, 2012 at 2:29 pm

      Its on his website, just google louie ck..I bought my ticket for his Tampa show there @archg2

  15. Shaggyballz74

    June 26, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    cool, we he still be playing Toto’s Africa at these shows also?

  16. Shaggyballz74

    June 26, 2012 at 10:17 pm

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

  17. Narc Zito

    June 26, 2012 at 10:22 pm

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

  18. Gunner

    June 26, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Gotta respect a man that cares about his fans!

  19. Mr Nelson

    June 26, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    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.

  20. CheezWhiz

    June 27, 2012 at 5:49 am

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

  21. CheezWhiz

    June 27, 2012 at 6:21 am

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

  22. CheezWhiz

    June 27, 2012 at 6:22 am

    It’s not a concert shirt because I’m the concert
    see I’m doing the mind thing

  23. CheezWhiz

    June 27, 2012 at 6:24 am

    but maybe it’s not

  24. CheezWhiz

    June 27, 2012 at 6:26 am

    But you don’t know

  25. CheezWhiz

    June 27, 2012 at 6:43 am

    This is fuckin awsome!!!
     
    see those spaces where I look like I’m talking to myself, there was a dude that erased his posts

  26. CheezWhiz

    June 27, 2012 at 6:47 am

    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

  27. CheezWhiz

    June 27, 2012 at 6:48 am

    internet faggots  are the worst faggots I says!

    • Andrew Black

      June 27, 2012 at 10:03 am

       @CheezWhiz You are a chatty cathy!

      • CheezWhiz

        June 28, 2012 at 4:30 am

        Yeah I get a few cocktails in me and everything goes to hell .
         
        I apologize to the bang

  28. TroutBandit

    June 27, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Go Louis!!
     

  29. Andrew Black

    June 27, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Do people scalp Louie CK tickets?

  30. Ethan in PA

    June 27, 2012 at 10:57 am

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

  31. zel

    June 27, 2012 at 11:17 am

    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.

  32. CT Warren

    June 28, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    I bought mine…New York City 10/27…WooHoo

  33. thecbab

    June 28, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Hell Yeah, time to see Louis in Tampa again this fall!