This is pretty cool:  Louis C. K. announced he was giving away the lion’s share of the proceeds from his online only event,  Live at the Beacon Theater

hi. So it’s been about 12 days since the thing started and yesterday we hit the crazy number. One million dollars. That’s a lot of money. Really too much money. I’ve never had a million dollars all of a sudden. and since we’re all sharing this experience and since it’s really your money, I wanted to let you know what I’m doing with it. People are paying attention to what’s going on with this thing. So I guess I want to set an example of what you can do if you all of a sudden have a million dollars that people just gave to you directly because you told jokes.

So I’m breaking the million into four pieces.

the first 250k is going to pay back what the special cost to produce and the website to build.

The second 250k is going back to my staff and the people who work for me on the special and on my show. I’m giving them a big fat bonus.

The third 280k is going to a few different charities. They are listed below in case you’d like to donate to them also. Some of these i learned about through friends, some were reccomended through twitter.

That leaves me with 220k for myself. Some of that will pay my rent and will care for my childen. The rest I will do terrible, horrible things with and none of that is any of your business. In any case, to me, 220k is enough out of a million.

I never viewed money as being “my money” I always saw it as “The money” It’s a resource. if it pools up around me then it needs to be flushed back out into the system.

The entire online venture is a disruptive upending — disintermediation — of the usual concert approach.

I saw him perform at Westbury not too long ago, and my sides hurt for three days . . .


PayPal at $1m!

Category: Humor, Weekend

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4 Responses to “Louis CK: I am giving away half $1M Dollars from live show”

  1. BennyProfane says:

    He is a very funny man.

  2. EIB says:

    With this latest move, he’s much more than that.

  3. The Window Washer says:

    The Fistula Foundation

    Having spent some time in hell holes doing aid work on my own dime I would say he impressed me with this one. Then I started thinking of the joke he’ll tell about it.

    No Habitat for Humanity/UNICEF bimbo here.

    “What a nice guy.” – Madeline Kahn: Blazing Saddles

  4. Woof says:

    1st he is hilarious but his performances and shows go beyond just being funny

    2nd he comes off like a decent person whenever I see him interviewed and I’ve not read a bad word about him

    3rd he is really blazing a trail with this most recent web based show

    4th that he is contributing to some thoughtful charities AND taking care of the people around him that have helped his success.

    What do you say? Makes me want to watch the show just to participate in it. I’d send him $5 just for being a great guy