Comedian Louis C.K. Posting Latest Stand-Up Special Online Only

Stand-up comedian and actor Louis C.K. recently performed for three nights at the Beacon Theatre in New York City for the New York Comedy Festival. On December 10, 2011, he will post an online only broadcast of the show for streaming or downloading on his website for $5.

Dave Itzkoff of The New York Times Arts Beat section discussed with him “why he was not bringing the special to a traditional cable television network” in a recent phone interview:

“To me, I flip the question over: Why should I go through a cable network when I can just give it directly to the people who want to see it? It’s so much easier, and it’s an interesting experiment…

You can’t put an old black-and-white TV set on your kitchen table and turn it on and watch something. You can’t throw on a record and listen to music. You have to belong to something. The idea was, let’s just make a thing where you stick your five dollars in a slot, and enjoy the show.”

Rusty Blazenhoff
Rusty Blazenhoff