Louis CK may be taking an “extended hiatus” from his FX show “Louie,” but the comedian has already given fans access to new material.
The comedian has uploaded a compilation of his most recent three shows at Madison Square Garden to his official website, and have given fans the choice to pay however much they want for the download: anywhere from $1-$85.
“I have put a new show up on louisck.net. It’s called ‘Louis CK live at Madison Square Garden.’ The show is exactly what is described there,” he wrote on his website. “It’s the audio from my last of 3 shows that I performed at Madison Square Garden early this year. Some of the material is in the Comedy Store Special. Some of it isn’t. But it’s also a fun show on it’s own. BUT since it’s repeated material, I’m giving you the option to set your price anywhere from 1 dollar to 85. The default is 5. I hope you like it.”
CK had previously released comedy specials for as little as $5, and is something of a pioneer in the low-priced self-release model.
The new material was uploaded a day after FX chief John Landgraf announced the comedian will not return immediately to his long-running sitcom “Louie,” and will instead take an “extended hiatus” to work on other projects.
The exec said it could be up to two years before “Louie” Season 6 gets underway.
“It’s really going to be [Louis’] choice and I can’t tell you,” Landgraf stated during the Television Critics’ Association’s summer press tour.