Louis C.K. is thriving — his standup gigs are packed, his hit FX show “Louie” is a critical darling, and his self-produced standup special, “Live at the Beacon Theater,” turned a very fast profit.
Louis C.K. cut out TV networks by selling his latest comedy special online — then used network airtime to promote it. The strategy helped him earn a cool million dollars in a matter of days, half of which he’s giving away to his staff and charities.