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Louis C.K. Beats Back Scalpers -
July 3, 2012
Louis has again taken to task an entrenched business model, not television this time, but ticketing. For his shows, C.K. saw scalping rates as high as 25%, driving up the price of his shows for people who wanted to attend, by those who didn’t. That didn’t sit well. So, he set out to sell his own tickets for his coming tour. Lowering the price in the act, the goal was the same as before: cut out the middle man, and keep the fan/artist relationship as close as possible. Component to his plan was a hardline policy against scalpers -
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