Season three of Louis C.K.'s show Louie hit the air on Thursday night while riding the crest of a tremendous wave of momentum. C.K.'s profile has bubbled up in the last year with huge sales of his comedy album and his tour, which sold $4.5 million in two days. As with many things in C.K.'s world, it's not just the product but the process that's important: he sold his comedy special exclusively on his website and did the same with his tour tickets. By cutting out Ticketmaster, C.K. not only made more by directly selling his tickets for less; he also flouted tradition for the benefit of all.
Hot on the heels of the wildly successful, industry-shifting crowdfunding experiment that saw him sell an independently produced comedy special for just $5 on his own website, Louis C.K. is once again rattling the cage of traditional channels by selling tickets to his upcoming standup tour exclusively through his website.
Louis C.K. stopped by the Tonight Show as the third season of Louis C.K.'s brilliant Louie premieres this week. Here are two great bits from his appearance: ragging on Jay Leno's weird face and Jerry Sandusky.
I've dicked around on Twitter long enough to be able to have a composite persona of it in my head. If Twitter were a person, it would look like a hipster and it would like hipster music, but it would fucking HATE hipsters. It would be socially liberal, but it would totally respect Ron Paul for being genuine about his nutjob views. It would constantly be arguing with itself as to whether or not it liked watching "Girls." And it would come after you with a claw hammer to the face if you dared to rail against the following subjects.
In response to more cries of liberal double standards, Keith Olbermann is suspending his "Worst Persons in the World" segment. It's all over remarks the Current TV host made three years ago about conservative commentators Michelle Malkin and S.E. Cupp. (If you guessed he called either of them a "slut," you'd be wrong.)
This segment was "the funnest time i evr had on a talk show" according to Louis C.K.'s twitter. It's basically new material showcased for the 5.5 million viewers Leno gets every night. This does not disappoint! Watch inside.