a thanksgiveaway

I’m giving away two tickets to see Louis CK in Austin next month. I bought them when the Houston show was sold out (because I wasn’t going to miss this tour). Then he added a second Houston show (to which I scored front row seats) (yes, it was fecking awesome), so I’m giving the Austin tickets away. Maybe to you.

Here’s the deal:

  • You must live in Austin (or somewhere in Texas, if you can convince me that you’ll be able to see a late show in Austin on a Thursday night)
  • You must agree to email me a picture from the venue, preferably from your seat, the night of the show
  • You must leave a comment on this blog post telling me what your favorite Louis CK bit is (from his stand up or his series) and why – I want these tickets to go to a fan

In exchange for the above, I will email you the link to print the tickets within a few days of the show (not sending earlier than that because I don’t want them to be resold).

Here are the specific details about the show:


UPDATE: Thanks to the three people who’ve chimed in so far. I’ll be drawing a name from a hat (or maybe a bowl) some time tomorrow. Not sure if I’ll do it in the frenzy of the morning or the drunken stupor of the evening. Either way, I’ll email the winner and post the name here.

As for the rest of you – you have at least 24 hours left to enter. Be sure to follow the simple instructions above. (There are two reasons I’m giving away these tickets in this fashion: 1. I didn’t want to have to choose from among my friends and 2. this is a chance for us to share some funny shit with each other. It’s a small price to pay to see one of the greatest comics of our generation, even if they are balcony seats…)

FINAL UPDATE: And the winner is…

Thanks for playing!

13 thoughts on “a thanksgiveaway

  1. I love his bit about doctor visits as you get older, if say youre young and your knee hurts, the doctor tries to fix it, but when you get older the doctor just says, Yeah you have shitty knees. Also, Cinnabon.

  2. Sadly, I completely identify with his pathetic, middle-aged, white maleness.

    “The meal is not over when I’m full; the meal is over when I hate myself.”

  3. This is so awesome that you are doing this but fuck it’s hard.
    For me, what I enjoy most about Louie is not only his absurd, blunt humor but also the poetic and beautiful logic he uses to confront and ease the pain of the harsh realities of life.

    these are my 2 favorite things. Sorry for breaking the rules.

    “I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored.”

    “I got my reasons to live, I’ve worked to figure out what they are, and I’m not just handing them over to you…. If you wanna tap out ‘cuz your life is sh*t, ya know what, it’s not your life, it’s life … Life is bigger than you, if you can imagine that. Life isn’t something that you possess, it’s something that you take part in.”



  4. I’m IN! I may have to kidnap someone in Dallas before driving to Austin, but I’ll worry about that later.

  5. I want to throw my hat in the ring for this! I live in Houston but I can make the drive!!

    Huge fan of Louis C.K. (even adore Pootie Tang, his first directorial effort)

    His TV show is amazing, and I love how he has managed to maintain total control of the content and how it is presented. Plus, he is half-Mexican, which as a Latino, is quite cool. People never think there are red-headed Latinos, but there are! I am one of them!

    One of my favorite bits on his show was when he is set up on a blind date and they end up going and parking in his truck. The lady offers and performs oral sex on him, then she proceeds to prepare herself and asks him to return the favor, and he does not, saying that “it is too personal.” Then the incredulous lady punches him square in the face.


    Roberto X. Torres-Torres

  6. I’m not entering the contest, but I can’t help but share because I too believe that Louis CK is a fuckin’ comic genius. Two of my favorite bits are “Everything’s amazing and nobody’s happy” & “My daughter’s an asshole”.

    “They made us sit on the runway for 40 minutes! Oh, really, what happened next? Did you fly incredibly through the air, like a bird? Did you participate in the miracle of human flight? If the Wright brothers were here, they’d punch you in the nuts, right now.”

  7. While my favorite episode is the Afghanistan Adventure, I really like when he says “I have to work out to look like this…”

    I’m flying to Los Angeles next week with a stopover in Houston. Could you duct tape a fifth of Wild Turkey under a seat in the waiting area? Thanks.


  8. And a baloney sandwich. I wish I was cool enough to have typed “Tim Hoe” on that last note but is only, I am sorry to say, a typo. Pretty funny, thoe.

    1. When I tape the sandwich and fifth under a seat in the lobby (shortly before being arrested, which is really just an inevitability at this point), I’ll be sure to write TIM HOE on the outside of the package. Not sure how long your layover is, but if you happen to see the sky in Houston and breathe a lungful of air, I’m interested to know how my city compares to sister-in-smog LA. For scientific reasons.

      God, the Afghanistan episode was so fucking great. It’s saved on the magic box attached to the TV–think I’ll go watch it again. And probably cry again. (Don’t let my crusty exterior fool you.)

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