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Go buy Louis C.K.'s new comedy special so he can make another movie

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Louis C.K. just spent a couple hours this afternoon participating in an open question-and-answer session on Reddit, and although we unfortunately found out about it too late to alert you to it so you could participate, so distracted were we by this photo of bats in blankets, he answered plenty of other questions that you can now dig through at your leisure. Not all of them were particularly informative—yes, he really has that much creative control over Louie; he doesn’t generally like to have sex with his female fans; he owns “oh my God so many black T-shirts”—but perhaps the most useful bit of actionable knowledge came when he was asked about doing another movie like the initially poorly received yet cultishly beloved Pootie Tang. According to him, if he can peddle his own comedy special—like the new Live At The Beacon Theater, currently for sale for $5 at his website—and “it makes, say, 8 million bucks,” then he would use that money to make a new movie in the same autonomous way he makes his FX show.


Keep in mind, however, that it’s not sales of Beacon that would fund the film: He says that if Beacon “really tears an asshole into the money monster who then shits dollars into my mouth,” he would then use those shit-dollars to “buy a home and get some security which i NEVER have had in my life and have certainly not gotten from my low-budget show.” However, if he sells enough downloaded copies of this one to justify trying the experiment again, then the proceeds from his second special will all go toward making a movie. So in other words, go buy Louis C.K.’s new special right now, and then do it again when he releases another one. Don’t be the ass cork in the money monster.

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