Louis CK's experiment in direct retailing the tickets for his upcoming comedy tour is a huge success: $4.5M in business in three days!

9 Responses to “$4.5M in 72h”

  1. Ray Moore says:

    Awesome!  Screw the middle man and all the fees they charge.  “Convenience fee” pff. Who is that convenient for? Not me. Disintermediation is where it’s at. 

  2. Cowicide says:

    There was some naysayers in the previous thread.  How will they naysay now?

    • somnambulist says:

      Hi, I was a naysayer in a previous thread. Nice to meet you.

      My concerns are for how he’s going to thwart ticket resellers. And, actually, I hope he has a plan that works so everyone else can copy it, or at least point to it. Unfortunately others have tried and failed to take on both ticket vendors and resellers, but I certainly hope he can.

  3. Stefan Jones says:

    Louis is quite a guy. Besides being a talented entertainer, he is really hands-on with the production of his show. And now this innovative screw-the-middleman distribution method.

    Take your “convenience fee” and shove it where the sun don’t shine, Ticketmaster!

    • Palomino says:

      Seattle.  1994, Pearl Jam. We called Ticketmasters “Ticklemasturbators”. Assholes.  They were hated not for only their “convenience fee”, but you paid it no matter if you purchased it through them or not. I remember pitching a fit at the Showbox ticket window. I took the bus all the way there to avoid the fee, and I still had to pay it!

      http://www.fivehorizons.com/archive/articles/sw110294.shtml

  4. Flashman says:

    He can afford that brownstone townhouse now.

    • ocker3 says:

       And he can afford to keep on making a living doing what he’s doing now, which a lot of people enjoy experiencing. He’s offering content, and they’re willing to pay for it. The Price is Right.

  5. IronEdithKidd says:

    I read the little blurb and bust out laughing.  Absolutely fantastic.

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