Louis C.K. is much more than a comedian’s comedian. He is also a fan’s comedian, working hard to make sure the live experience is enjoyable and affordable. This means Louis CK tickets move significantly quicker than those for his fellow performers. In 2012, he is traveling across the country from October 3, 2012 to February 1, 2013, playing shows almost nonstop through the end of the year before taking a break and closing with back-to-back performances at the John F. Kennedy Center for The Performing Arts in Washington, DC.
In addition to his tour and his recordings he make’s available for a mere $5, Louis has been earning critical acclaim and putting together a cult following for his FX show, Louie. The program has begun its third season, one that promises to be another evolution of his curious take on a half hour program. It is split into two segments with clips of his return to standup comedy in between. It is a perfect example of his actual set, in which he explores every facet of humanity. He leaves no subject alone and exposes himself to his own ridicule, almost taking pleasure in exposing the most embarrassing moments of his life, from his childhood to his divorce to his adventures raising children.
Really, the Louis CK currently given the title of “Best Comedian” by everyone in the industry has been crafted by the typical failings marking a performer’s first couple of years on stage combined with working as a comedy writer for late night shows for David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, and Chris Rock. He seems to approach comedy with the same idea, with a focus on producing new material and veering away from ever using it again because everyone hates reruns.
This is perhaps the new reality for standup comedy in the 21st century. A couple sets of jokes will not provide for a family for a couple of decades thanks to YouTube, Facebook, and blogs. A modern comedian is one in the mold of Louie CK, making Louie CK tickets the first of their kind, the performance tickets to see the direction the institution of comedy is taking in this brave new world of instant information.