A note to Neil Genzlinger: Your Critic’s Notebook column about the overuse of the term “Really?” was so deeply vacuous that I couldn’t help but feel that you have stepped into my area of expertise.Jerry Seinfeld is really, really p.o.’d at the New York Times. (via entertainmentweekly)
Doing things this way means I”m making less than I would have made if I did a standard tour, using the usual very excellent but expensive ticketing service. In some cities I’ve had to play smaller venues and do more shows. But I like doing more shows and about a year ago I reached a place where I realized I am making enough money doing comedy so the next thing that interested me is bringing your price down. Either way, I still make a whole lot more than my grandfather who taught math and raised chickens in Michigan.Comedian Louis C.K. • Telling his fans about his unique touring plans — which involve him selling tickets on his site much the same way he sold his last comedy special online. The costs generally tacked onto the tickets are absorbed into the price, and he’ll be performing multiple nights at some venues to make up for some of the lower costs (still around $40/show), but the best part about the tickets is that if they find out the tickets are getting scalped and/or resold for a higher price, they’ll cancel the ticket and refund the original buyer. Take that, ticket brokers!