Photo: Mexican-American Louis CK Releases His Latest ONLINE-ONLY Comedy Special for $5
Stand-up comedy veteran, Louis CK recently did something most performers are afraid to. He released his latest concert special online only – not on television, and not on DVD.
The 44-year-old funny man, who was raised in Mexico, said that while he knows this means his performance can be easily pirated he simply asks that people don’t and just hopes they will pay their $5 dollars and enjoy.
On the site, where one can either download or streamLouis CK: Live at the Beacon Theater, he had this to say:
To those who might wish to “torrent” this video: look, I don’t really get the whole “torrent” thing. I don’t know enough about it to judge either way. But I’d just like you to consider this: I made this video extremely easy to use against well-informed advice. I was told that it would be easier to torrent the way I made it, but I chose to do it this way anyway, because I want it to be easy for people to watch and enjoy this video in any way they want without “corporate” restrictions.
Please bear in mind that I am not a company or a corporation. I’m just some guy. I paid for the production and posting of this video with my own money. I would like to be able to post more material to the fans in this way, which makes it cheaper for the buyer and more pleasant for me. So, please help me keep this being a good idea. I can’t stop you from torrenting; all I can do is politely ask you to pay your five little dollars, enjoy the video, and let other people find it in the same way.
Louis CK has been around for years, both as a stand-up comedian and a writer for fellow comedians like Conan O’Brien, Chris Rock and David Letterman, but since his first hour-long special in 2007, he has become a comedic icon for the every-man just trying to get through life while not screwing up his young daughters.
C.K. was born in Washington D.C. but his family moved to Mexico shortly after his birth. He lived there until he was seven, and his first language was Spanish. To this day, he maintains both Mexican and American citizenship.
He is currently the star, writer, director and editor of the hit FX show Louie, for which he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in July 2011.
Watch him talk about being “a little Mexican boy” on Conan.