Comic Louis C.K. adds 10 p.m show to Nov. 29 gig at the Straz Center in Tampa
The move to sell access to his concert film worked so well last year, comic Louis C.K. is taking it one step further with his concert tour; selling $45 tickets to shows online through his own website, Louisck.net.
And it comes with a local twist: The comic just announced a Nov. 29 show at the Straz Center in Tampa, set in the big room Carol Morsani Hall.
Louis C.K. told Jimmy Kimmel that the tour sold more than 80,000 tickets in one day and he was adding showtimes. He has, in fact, added a 10 p.m. show to the Tampa date; tickets go on sale June 28 and some are available by calling the Straz ticket office at 813.229.STAR.
Fans seeking to buy tickets online must use Louis C.K.'s site, though the folks at the Straz Center have a small number of tickets at the same $45 price -- say, 10 to 20 percent -- for people who call the box office or stop by.
Here's the comic's message to fans: " “This year, I'm trying something new, building on the fun, success and fan-benefit of selling my content online … 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.”
I would expect nothing less from the guys who writes, directs, stars in, produces and until recently edited the FX series bearing his name. that comes back to new episodes at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, by the way.
See how hard he works by checking his tour schedule or buying tickets through clicking here.
His press release noted: :Back in December, 2011 Louis released his last standup special, Louis C.K. Live At the Beacon Theatre, directly to consumers through his website for $5. The move was hailed as groundbreaking and was a tremendous success.
"He has since added additional content to the site including audio downloads of “WORD-LIVE AT CARNEGIE HALL” and “SHAMELESS”"
Until November rolls around, here's a taste of what's coming below: