Louis C.K.'s Special Hits $1 Million, Money Goes to Charity (VIDEO)
When comedian Louis C.K.'s experimental comedy special, which he funded himself and offered online for just $5, hit a total of half a million dollars in revenue over just three days, we were pretty impressed.
Now, ten days after the special was posted, C.K. has brought in more than $1 million from the video, selling them at just $5 a pop with no DRM or protections against piracy. That's even more impressive.
But the most impressive thing about the whole experiment? Louis is giving a quarter of the money away to charity.
C.K. went on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" to talk about the special, and noted how crazy it was that he had made so much money off of it. "I was like, 'that's too much money,'" said C.K. "I've never had that much money all at once... I grew up pretty poor."
His solution? Give $280,000 away to a variety of charities, including a shelter for abused women, a home for children, Charity:Water, cancer foundations and more.
But just in case you forgot that this really nice guy was Louis C.K., he managed to describe said charities in the worst (but funniest) way possible ("These women get raped, and I give them money") and then make a joke about having a second penis surgically installed. There's the Louie we know!
Check out Louis C.K.'s interview with Jimmy Fallon below:
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon