Louis C.K. had to cancel a standup show at New York City's City Center because of Hurricane Sandy, but that doesn't mean none of his fans got a laugh.
The comedian offered a funny, thoughtful apology for the decision to call off the show in the name of safety. He rescheduled for March 2, offered to let people attend other shows if they couldn't make it to the new date, and offered full refunds to anyone who didn't take one of those options.
"I know that a lot of people are excited to come and they are fine with taking the chance but I really don't want a pole to smash your face in because you saw some comedy," he wrote in the letter, which you can read in its entirety on his website.
"Listen," he added. "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."
Still, he said, he didn't want to take the risk.
"If it's any consolation, I'm eating a pretty staggering fee for cancelling the show. But I can take it," he wrote. "What I can't take is the thought that there's a CHANCE 4,300 people will be in danger trying to get home from my stupid show."
He invited fans to email firstname.lastname@example.org to change their plans or ask questions.