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Shout out to Joe Namath, Amy Poehler, and China.
I love how CK writes emails to his millions of fans as if he’s writing to his best friend.
Hello. This is Louis C.K. I’m writing for two reasons. Maybe three, but two that I can think of right now. If more come up, I’ll return to this sentence and up the number. Ugh. Okay. Reason one. I want to thank everyone who came out to see me on the road this year. I have never traveled so much and done so many shows. The tour covered over 100 shows in 39 cities. 300 thousand people came to see me. I can’t think of one city where I didn’t have a great time. That doesn’t mean there wasn’t one. I just can’t think of it right now. Anyway there really wasn’t one. (I’m so tempted to say “except Tampa” or something, just to be a dick. But the truth is I really enjoyed every show I did in every city I visited. This part is now too long to be in parentesies. I can’t spell that word.) I went to a lot of places I had never been to before. Tulsa Oklahoma. Athens Georgia. Actually I think that’s all. I had been to just about every other place. Everywhere I went, the audiences were generous and energetic and just lovely and other puffy positive happy adjectives like that. And even though I keep undercutting my appreciation with sarcasm at the end of each sentence I truly honestly appreciate how many of you came to the shows and for your help in honing the material for my next special, which I’ll get to in just a second. I would also like to say thank you for participating in the experiment of buying the tickets directly from my site. We found that, while the average national tour can expect about 25 percent of it’s tickets to be sold on secondary markets, the final count for this tour was less than a 1% scalping rate. So over 99 percent of those who came to the shows were able to pay the basic 45 dollars for their ticket. So yay about that. I felt like I saw more regular actual people in the front row, rather than Cohiba smoking loafers with no socks dudes who buy their tickets on stubhub and brag about how much they had to pay. Not to disparage anyone who smokes Cohibas and fits that description. But yeah, I’d rather see a tired looking couple who got a sitter and took the bus into town and they have a great time but then at the end of the show they are leaning on each other and sleeping. But they had row one tickets and they didn’t have to pay some douche a bunch of money. Okay so that’s about tour. Toward the end of the tour I recorded 4 shows at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix Arizona, which became my next standup special “Louis CK: Oh My God” I picked the Celebrity theater because George Carlin shot one in that same place, which hasn’t changed a bit since he did his in 1977. I got very intrigued by the idea of shooting a special “in the round”. Anyway, that special premieres tonight on HBO at 10pm. “Louis CK Oh My GOd” will also be available on my website, louisck.com in September, globally, for the same 5 bucks you pay for all my shit that is there. Okay so please watch the special and enjoy it. Lastly I’d like to apologize for all of you who have been confronted with my stupid fucking face as you go down into the subway, watch a bus drive by, or drive through time square, or buy Roling Stone Magazine, or the magazine two magazines down from Rolling Stone. Or the one next to that. I’d like to write more or, better yet, go back and edit this, but I have noodles and a chicken just finishing and my kids need to eat in front of project runway. Then I’m going to Radio City to see Donaire beat the shit out of that guy who’s name begins with R., right after my special airs. Thanks again for everything. regards, Louis CK
Louie, Louie, Louie, Louieeeeeaaaaay
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Louis C.K. - ‘Oh My God’ Teaser
Louis explains the many interpretations of his HBO special’s title.
Trailer: Louis CK’s New HBO Special “Oh My God”
It’s called ‘OH MY GOD’ (via)
Louis CK in his latest email to fans.
He is shooting his special next week. It will then air on HBO in April and be available on his website shortly thereafter.
Update: CK has said it will be available on his site for $5 DRM-free months after it airs on HBO.
Hello. Its louis here. I’m clacking this to you on my phone in my dressing room here at studio 8H, right in 30 rockefeller center, in Manhattan, new york city, new york, america, world, current snapshot of all existence everywhere.
Tonight I’m hosting Saturday Night Live, something I zero ever in my life saw happening to me. And yet here it is completely most probably happening (I mean, ANYTHING could NOT happen. So we’ll see).
I’ve been working here all week with the cast, crew, producers and writers of SNL, and with Lorne Michaels. Such a great and talented group of people.
And here we are in the middle of New York City, which was just slammed by a hurricane, leaving behind so much trouble, so much difficulty and trauma, which everyone here is still dealing with every day.
Last night we shot some pre-tape segments in greenwich Village, which was pitch black dark for blocks and blocks, as it has been for a week now.
Its pretty impossible to describe walking through these city streets in total darkness. It can’t even be called a trip through time, because as long as new york has lived, its been lit. By electricity, gas lamps, candlelight, kerosene. But this was pitch black, street after street, corner round corner. And for me, the village being the very place that made me into a comedian and a man, to walk through the heart of it and feel like, in a way, it was dead. I can’t tell you how that felt. And you also had a palpable sense that inside each dark window was a family or a student or an artist or an old woman living alone, just being int he dark and waiting for the day to come back. Like we were all having one big sleep over, but not so much fun as that.
This is how a lot of the city is still. I know people in queens, brooklyn, Staten Island, new jersey, all over, are not normal yet. And not normal is hard.
And here at 30 rock, these folks are working so hard this week. There are kids in the studio every day, because members of the crew and staff had to bring them to work. Many people are sharing lodging. Everyone is tired. But there’s this feeling here that we’ve got to put on a great show. I’m sure it feels like that here every week. But wow. I feel really lucky to be sharing this time with these particular good folks here at SNL.
In about 5 hours we’ll be going on the air. I’ll do a monologue. And we’ll show you some sketches that we wrote and try to make you laugh. I’m gonna look really dumb in some of this stuff. But I don’t care. Its awfully worth it. And I’m really excited.
Anyway. I just wanted to let you know. If you watch the show tonight, when Don Pardo says my name and you see me walking out, all the shit in this email is what ill be thinking. I’m a pretty lucky guy. I hope you enjoy the show.
Live. From new york. Its saturday night.
Buying Louie’s specials and tickets from his website was obviously great, but getting these personal emails is other-level shit. More artists should do stuff like this.