The impending Blizzard of 2015 shut down schools, subways, highways, and businesses in New York City today. But most importantly, Winter Storm Juno has shut down Louis C.K. and Madison Square Garden.
Geeks Of Doom reviewed recently reviewed the comedian’s live performance last week at the historic venue (read that review here) and reported that he was the first comedian to have three sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden, with a fourth show added for Tuesday, January 27, 2015. But, alas, there will be no fourth. Around 12:30pm today, C.K. sent out an email complete with his trademark humor to his subscriber fans explaining the show’s unavoidable cancellation. The email is posted here below in its entirety, so enjoy and be sure to catch him on Late Night with David Letterman tonight!
Hi. It’s Louis CK here to make sure everyone knows that my show show tomorrow at Madison Square Garden has been canceled. All ticket holders will automatically get a refund. I am really sorry about this and I am surprised to learn as I write this that there is only one L in the word canceled. I’ll have to take my phone’s word for it. But it doesn’t look right to me.
In any case, there seems to be a massive storm approaching New York City. They are calling this storm “historic” which…. Well I didn’t know you could call a thing historic if it hasn’t happened yet. But I’m not one to defy future historic events. And I have to be respectful of the responsibility I have to the 15,000 people who are holding tickets to the show and could be stranded somewhere historically trying to get to or from my show. I think it’s clearly better that I alter history in the name of safety and cancel. Besides, if you’ve ever tried to get your deposit back when you rent a banquet hall for a wedding that gets snowed out, you don’t want to even know what the deposit is on Madison Square Jesus Christing Garden is.
So. No show. I will be on Letterman tonight, though. So you can yell boo right at my stupid and very handsome face on your tv screen or on your paper towel or your watch or whatever you view Letterman on.
Also I will be contacting you very soon about my new standup special which will be historically available only on my website louisck.net very soon.
I really want to thank everyone who came to the shows at MSG. It was an incredible experience. The audiences were great. And the crew at MSG is classy and professional.
Okay. That’s it. I have to do some laundry now.
Take care of yourself and don’t be a jerk to people.
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