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There is no greater medicine to alleviate the stress of the working world than live comedy. If want to witness the wittiest minds in action as they work to make your sides ache, you’ve come to the right place. Ticket Liquidator is your prime connection for the most uproarious laugh-fests of 2016. Get your comedy tickets from Ticket Liquidator today to catch all the funniest stand up and improv shows of the year.
The moniker King of Comedy has belonged to several icons over the years: George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy. But in the 2016, the crown belongs indisputably on the head of Louis C.K., who topped Rolling Stone’s list of The 50 Funniest People Now. His wry, contemptuous outlook and unfiltered honesty result in hours of constantly on-point, relatable and superbly hilarious material. To boot, he is also the star actor, director, writer and producer of the hit show “Louie” on FX, as well as many iconic stand-up performances including Reckless, Shameless, and Live at the Beacon Theater.
On top of being an all-star comedian, Louis is proving to be a savvy businessman. He has adopted a fan-based business model with regards to selling his albums and tickets for upcoming shows. He sold downloadable and streamable copies of his Live at the Beacon Theater for a flat fee of $5 from his website, wisely acknowledging the reality of piracy by effectively saying, ‘I could be asking for $20, but I know you’ll never buy it.’ That performance alone generated more than $1 million dollars for C.K., which was promptly divvied out to his staff and charities. He is reinventing the notion of "respecting his audience." When people order his performances, they are not signed up for any marketing emails by default. Instead, buyers can decide between "Yes, I’d like to receive further emails about Luis C.K. things" or "No, leave me alone forever, you fat idiot." The result is a mailing list of hardcore fans, which ensures successful marketing email campaigns from C.K. down the road.
Any comedian will tell you that it’s impossible to become a star without a community of equals working to elevate one another. Thus, Louis C.K. may be a ruler of the comedy world, but a monarch he is not, and the scene is blossoming with rising talents and household comics entertaining thousands on the world stage. Consider Amy Schumer, star of the Emmy-nominated Comedy Central show, Inside Amy Schumer, which translates her endlessly raunchy and constantly daring stand-up into a parade of sketches to create one of the highest rated programs in the Comedy Central lineup. Her success is not limited to the network, with multiple appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Along with the success of her first starring feature Trainwreck, she is clearly in high demand.
Aziz Ansari is another comedian that has found his way to A-list and consistently proves it’s where he belongs. He’s got the nation’s attention after his role alongside Amy Poehler in Parks and Recreation as the street-smart and pop-culture dredged Tom Haverford. But he is equally lauded for his vivacious and rapid fire stand-up routine. His specials include Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening, Dangerously Delicious (available exclusively on his website), and Buried Alive, which premiered on Netflix in 2013. He also starred in the Netflix original comedy series, Masters of None, one of the most acclaimed new programs of 2015.
So is there a way to gather any of these comedians in one place? Will Ferrell found a way with his company’s Funny or Die: Oddball Comedy Festival. While the comedians in attendance vary between venues, stars such as Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Bill Burr, Jeff Ross, Jim Jefferies, Marc Maron, Whitney Cummings and many more are expected to perform. The tour starts in early August in Tampa, Florida, and continues through the end of September. Tickets for this event are likely to move quickly, so get them now at Ticket Liquidator.