The star of FX’s Louie—widely considered to be the comedian of the moment— Louis C.K. is a tough ticket these days, especially for New Yorkers, whose venues are almost never big enough to accommodate either the sold-out crowds or the greedy hands of ticket scalpers. This principle was demonstrated to especially pronounced effect earlier today, when Brooklyn venue The Bell House announced that he would be testing out an hour of new material tonight. Not just for one show, but three separate shows.
Three separate shows that have since sold out and infuriated people.
Tickets for concerts or sporting events being scalped for absurd markups of their face value is nothing new to New Yorkers. So it was only a matter of time before you’d see the same thing happen to summer blockbusters.
Gone are the good old days when concertgoers and sports fans only had to bargain with the semi-intoxicated scalper in the parking lot.
These days, a big percentage of tickets are snapped up by online resellers who move their merchandise on on secondary markets like Razorgator and TicketsNow.
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