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http://www.avclub.com/articles/louis-ck-walks-us-through-louies-second-season-par,61888/

link says it all. av club did this for community and park-n-rec too, and they were both excellent. so far this does not disappoint.

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"And then Pamela, who had been keeping her mouth shut, she thought we were done, so when she saw we were just shooting an extra shot, she said, “You know what? Can you just do one when she’s not sad? You’re sad, but does she have to be sad? Could you make it that for her it’s fun to think about how much she loves Mommy’s place?” I said, “Okay,” and I told Ursula [Parker], “You know, even giggle when you do this one. It’s fun.” And she doesn’t give a shit, she has no soul, so she did it, nailed it, and at the instant that that happened, I knew that’s got to open the season. That’s got to be the whole season opener. "


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"You know, they told me it was $17,000 to get a good head. So I said, “Well, let’s beat that.” And we went around it. It’s a competitive business. We found a $4,000 good head."

9/19/2011 10:37:00 PM

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Friday

10/18/2011 10:33:14 AM

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so it looks like I have an extra ticket to this show. Grand balcony section.

I gotta sell this before friday.

10/18/2011 9:24:07 PM

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My cheeks hurt and I am hoarse from laughing so much
I am a happy girl

10/21/2011 11:36:34 PM

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Louis CK: Live at the Beacon Theater.

You can buy this for $5 and get an HD .mp4 with no DRM.

go buy this shit.

http://www.louisck.com

12/11/2011 11:38:39 AM

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https://buy.louisck.net/statement

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"People of Earth (minus the ones who don't give a shit about this): it's been amazing to conduct this experiment with you. The experiment was: if I put out a brand new standup special at a drastically low price ($5) and make it as easy as possible to buy, download and enjoy, free of any restrictions, will everyone just go and steal it? Will they pay for it? And how much money can be made by an individual in this manner?

It's been 4 days. A lot of people are asking me how it's going. I've been hesitant to share the actual figures, because there's power in exclusive ownership of information. What I didn't expect when I started this was that people would not only take part in this experiment, they would be invested in it and it would be important to them. It's been amazing to see people in large numbers advocating this idea. So I think it's only fair that you get to know the results. Also, it's just really cool and fun and I'm dying to tell everybody. I told my Mom, I told three friends, and that wasn't nearly enough. So here it is.

First of all, this was a premium video production, shot with six cameras over two performances at the Beacon Theater, which is a high-priced elite Manhattan venue. I directed this video myself and the production of the video cost around $170,000. (This was largely paid for by the tickets bought by the audiences at both shows). The material in the video was developed over months on the road and has never been seen on my show (LOUIE) or on any other special. The risks were thus: every new generation of material I create is my income, it's like a farmer's annual crop. The time and effort on my part was far more than if I'd done it with a big company. If I'd done it with a big company, I would have a guarantee of a sizable fee, as opposed to this way, where I'm actually investing my own money.

The development of the website, which needed to be a very robust, reliable and carefully constructed website, was around $32,000. We worked for a number of weeks poring over the site to make sure every detail would give buyers a simple, optimal and humane experience for buying the video. I edited the video around the clock for the weeks between the show and the launch.

The show went on sale at noon on Saturday, December 10th. 12 hours later, we had over 50,000 purchases and had earned $250,000, breaking even on the cost of production and website. As of Today, we've sold over 110,000 copies for a total of over $500,000. Minus some money for PayPal charges etc, I have a profit around $200,000 (after taxes $75.58). This is less than I would have been paid by a large company to simply perform the show and let them sell it to you, but they would have charged you about $20 for the video. They would have given you an encrypted and regionally restricted video of limited value, and they would have owned your private information for their own use. They would have withheld international availability indefinitely. This way, you only paid $5, you can use the video any way you want, and you can watch it in Dublin, whatever the city is in Belgium, or Dubai. I got paid nice, and I still own the video (as do you). You never have to join anything, and you never have to hear from us again.

I really hope people keep buying it a lot, so I can have shitloads of money, but at this point I think we can safely say that the experiment really worked. If anybody stole it, it wasn't many of you. Pretty much everybody bought it. And so now we all get to know that about people and stuff. I'm really glad I put this out here this way and I'll certainly do it again. If the trend continues with sales on this video, my goal is that i can reach the point where when I sell anything, be it videos, CDs or tickets to my tours, I'll do it here and I'll continue to follow the model of keeping my price as far down as possible, not overmarketing to you, keeping as few people between you and me as possible in the transaction.
(Of course i reserve the right to go back on all of this and sign a massive deal with a company that pays me fat coin and charges you straight up the ass.). (This is you: yes Louie. And we'll all enjoy torrenting that content. You fat sweaty dolt).

I probably sound kind of crazy right now. It's been a really fun and intense few days. This video was paid for by people who bought tickets, and then bought by people who wanted to see that same show. I got to do exactly the show I wanted, and exactly the show you wanted.

I also got an education. And everything i learned are things i was happy to learn.
I learned that people are interested in what happens and shit (i didn't go to college)

I learned that money can be a lot of things. It can be something that is hoarded, fought over, protected, stolen and withheld. Or it can be like an energy, fueled by the desire, will, creative interest, need to laugh, of large groups of people. And it can be shuffled and pushed around and pooled together to fuel a common interest, jokes about garbage, penises and parenthood.

I want to thank Blair Breard who produced this video and produces my series LOUIE, and I want to thank Caspar and Giles at Version Industries, who created the website.

I hope with all of my heart that I stay funny. Otherwise this all goes to hell. Please have a safe and happy holiday, and thank you again for all this crazy shit.

Sincerely,
Louis C.K."

12/13/2011 11:58:18 PM

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On Monday he did an AMA for Reddit.

Was pretty funny, but he can't type worth a damn.

12/14/2011 12:02:33 AM

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watched the special earlier

buy it

love it

I won't post any spoilers

12/14/2011 12:40:02 AM

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Louis C.K. on Fresh Air
It is such an enjoyable interview to listen to!

http://www.npr.org/2011/12/13/143581710/louis-c-k-reflects-on-louie-loss-love-and-life

12/14/2011 8:41:24 AM

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fwiw it's the same show plus or minus a joke or two that was performed at dpac.

12/14/2011 10:18:14 AM

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Oh speaking of ^
here are some outtakes that didn't make it in the recording. Sorry I can't embed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzHzlMneaeQ

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8deqeqoWtQk

12/14/2011 10:34:49 AM

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^^ Durham was in the list of cities he thanked at the very end

12/14/2011 12:13:08 PM

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i know everyone steals jokes from Louis CK but his bit on leaving his body for people to do whatever they want with it is a joke David Cross did in 1999. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwDP872IE5k

12/14/2011 1:14:47 PM

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6Dww8QFSBw&feature=related

12/14/2011 3:27:12 PM

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"FX has a bunch of new comedy inventory coming up this summer, including new seasons of "Louie" and "Wilfred," the debut of Charlie Sheen's "Anger Management" and Russell Brand's new talk show "Strangely Uplifting." Turns out the plan is to have them all air on the same night, starting Thursday, June 28. "

http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-alan-watching/posts/fx-announces-june-premiere-dates-for-louie-wilfred-anger-management-russell-brand-talk-show

2/28/2012 1:11:22 PM

thegoodlife3
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he also recently tweeted that he will no longer be editing the episodes

2/28/2012 1:13:49 PM

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WHAT A SELLOUT

2/28/2012 1:34:18 PM

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haha

it is a bit of a dent in the myth that is Louie

but just a minor one

2/28/2012 1:35:16 PM

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He's also doing a CBS sitcom :/
http://www.avclub.com/articles/louis-cks-cbs-sitcom-will-now-star-ashley-tisdale,69762/

2/28/2012 2:45:00 PM

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That's all I need in order to know that that show will be absolutely horrible.

2/28/2012 4:26:56 PM

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^^^He hired Woody Allen's editor so I think it'll be OK.

2/28/2012 4:44:21 PM

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bump for the non-special people

6/26/2012 8:12:08 AM

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Thanks guy


New Season starts this Thursday at 10:30 on FX

So . . ya know . . go watch it.

6/26/2012 8:15:11 AM

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ahahahahahahahahaha

so awkward and hilarious

6/28/2012 10:39:51 PM

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If you want to catch up...season 2 is now on Netflix!

6/28/2012 10:41:14 PM

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going to see him in Tampa on 11/29!

6/29/2012 12:18:04 AM

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maybe i was just too tired while i watched last night, but that episode was pretty boring

i'll have to peep it again later for a second opinion

6/29/2012 9:26:09 AM

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ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha, this ones been great

7/5/2012 10:54:16 PM

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he's at an entirely different level than everyone else on tv

jesus

[Edited on July 5, 2012 at 11:15 PM. Reason : knew that "Obama" was coming right before she said it]

7/5/2012 11:09:47 PM

rwoody
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holy god that was awesome

7/5/2012 11:11:34 PM

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That was the single best episode of the series lol

7/11/2012 9:31:49 PM

thegoodlife3
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this isn't even fair anymore

my god

7/20/2012 12:52:46 AM

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best season so far. i think that the miami episode was easily the best of the series

[Edited on July 20, 2012 at 12:52 PM. Reason : g]

7/20/2012 12:51:44 PM

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Miami wasn't even best of the season, hard to top the Melissa Leo ep

[Edited on July 20, 2012 at 3:59 PM. Reason : picking nits though, i agree with the overall sentiment]

7/20/2012 3:58:30 PM

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it was nice to see Louie win one for once.

7/21/2012 1:09:12 AM

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^ it's the first of a two-part episode

also, while awesome, I have no idea how anyone could make the argument for the Miami episode as the best of the series

I mean really?

7/21/2012 4:05:27 AM

rwoody
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holy shit i've known some girls JUST like that

pegged that alcoholic craziness

[Edited on July 26, 2012 at 11:55 PM. Reason : a]

like he took the "manic pixie dream girl" and brought her into the real(ish) world

[Edited on July 27, 2012 at 12:04 AM. Reason : a]

7/26/2012 11:49:47 PM

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Louie is making art look easy on a weekly basis

7/27/2012 12:54:28 AM

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I felt like the laughs were at a minimum for that episode

7/27/2012 2:02:53 PM

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there weren't supposed to be many. it's more than just a comedy

[Edited on July 27, 2012 at 2:05 PM. Reason : just]

7/27/2012 2:04:58 PM

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ya, I'm not saying I didnt enjoy it, just that there werent a lot of laughs. I had to look away when he looked over the edge

7/27/2012 2:19:31 PM

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wow.

8/3/2012 7:58:00 PM

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good stuff.

8/4/2012 12:12:50 AM

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My mom says that any choice I make is okay because I love myself.

[Edited on August 4, 2012 at 1:19 AM. Reason : ]

8/4/2012 1:18:50 AM

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Holy shit, the first half of this last episode was one of the best things I have ever seen.

8/10/2012 11:03:11 PM

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this episode featured a meeting of two of my favorite comedic minds

so yeah, I fucking loved it

[Edited on August 10, 2012 at 11:24 PM. Reason : I think I'm one of the few people alive who have never been to IKEA]

8/10/2012 11:22:56 PM

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great season so far

maria bamford/garth algar looks like hell though

8/11/2012 12:42:39 PM

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I hope I can break out a hairstyle like David Lynch's when I am that old.

9/14/2012 1:14:40 PM

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^

9/14/2012 1:28:17 PM

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This episode seemed that much better after a sub par NBC night. Totally blows every other comedy away.

I noticed Twin Peaks is on instant watch. Can't wait to watch more Lynch stuff. I have much respect for him after watching Mulholland Drive and reading theories and plot analysis for 2 days straight.

9/21/2012 12:48:28 PM

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