Louis C.K. cancels show with hilarious letter

The comedian has cancelled his New York show in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy

Topics: Celebrity, Comedy, Louis C.K., Hurricane Sandy, superstorm,

Stand-up comic Louis C.K., who sells tickets for his shows directly to fans via his Web site, was compelled to cancel his show in New York City last night due to suspended transit service in the region. In a letter published on his site, C.K. wrote, “I thought about this very carefully and I really started to worry about making 4300 people come into midtown Manhattan on Sunday night, which is just when the stormatron 5000 is supposed to crush our empire.”

Anticipating angry fans, he continued:



Listen.  I know that probably it’s going to be a starry clear night and the trains are going to be just gliding up and down the tracks and a baby zebra is going to whinny as he trots by the City Center on a night that is going to break records for being placid and perfect for a night of comedy.  And I’m going to feel like an asshole.  And I know that some people had their plans set and are going to be pissed off at me.  I know.  But I also know that some of you are struggling with whether to come in or miss the show and this is the closest I can get to a solution.  You don’t have to take a chance and you don’t have to miss the show.  Just come see me in a few months.

The show has been rescheduled for March 2nd.

In addition to all transit being closed in New York, the NYSE and public schools are closed on Monday, and Broadway shows for Monday night have been cancelled. (“Jimmy Kimmel Live,” however, will still be taping).

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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