Photo: Louis CK's Online-Only Comedy Special Brings in $1 Mil in 12 Days, More than Half Going to Charity
Just 12 days after its online-only release, Louis CK’s latest stand-up comedy special “Live at the Beacon Theater” brought in more than $1 million dollars as of Tuesday.
With more than 200,000 ‘copies’ sold - it is only available to download/stream - and at $5 a piece, the red-haired, and yes, part Mexican funny man has generated $1 million.
On his website for the video CK wrote:
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 often-brash funny man added that “280k is going to a few different charities, which he (and we) listed below “in case you’d like to donate to them also.”
After everything, that leaves $220k for himself, which he said will be spent on rent, his daughters, and “terrible, horrible things” for himself that aren’t “any of your business.”
To the man who ended his message saying “I really hate being in the news this much,” all we have left to say is Felicidades, Louis!
CHARITIES LOUIS CK IS GIVING TO
If you wish to donate to these charities, click one of the links above. To purchase Louis CK’s special for $5, click here.