Louis C.K. Just Announced An October 20 Performance In Dallas. Good Luck Scoring Tickets.
OK, first things first: Comedian Louis C.K. is coming to Dallas for a performance at the Majestic Theatre on Saturday, October 20. Tickets are $45 across the board and they just went on sale, like, an hour ago, unannounced. You can purchase those tickets here,
although we wish you luck as we haven't been able to log onto the site ourselves in the last 15 minutes, as C.K. went ahead and announced his whole tour all at once.
Update: Tickets to the first show are sold out. But Louis just announced a second show! Act fast!
So, much like that Dave Chappelle show last week, you'd better act fast if you want in.
Only don't expect to be able to sell these tickets at above face value and drive up the price like so many of you did with Chappelle's appearance.
In a drawn-out email sent out to his mailing list and announcing his tour, C.K. explains that he is absorbing all service charges and that he reserves the right to cancel your purchase if he catches you scalping your seats.
“Some of these rules may be a pain in your ass,” he writes, “but please be patient. My goal here is that people coming to see my shows are able to pay a fair price and that they be paying just for a ticket. Not also paying an exhorbanant fee for the privalege of buying a ticket.
“Tickets across the board, everywhere, are 45 dollars. That's what you'll actually pay. In every case, that will be less than anyone has actually paid to see me (after ticket charges) in about two years and in most cases it's about half of what you paid last year.
“The benifit for me is that I won't get angry emails from anyone who paid a ton of money to see me due to circumstances out of my control.
“That makes me VERY happy.”
Later, he adds: “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.
“Either way, I still make a whole lot more than my grandfather who taught math and raised chickens in Michigan.”
I think we can all agree: That's pretty awesome.