Israelis, you better get ready to sing ♬ לואי, לואי, לואי ♬ because Louis C.K., New York’s most irreverent comedian, is packing up and heading for the Holy Land. And no joke is off limits.
Tickets for the August 18 show at Jerusalem’s Payis Arena went on sale on C.K.’s website 6pm Monday evening and were sold out just hours later, leading to many disappointed fans.
Tickets for the event range from NIS 280 to NIS 730 ($73-$191), the Times of Israel reported.
In an April interview on “The Howard Stern Show”, C.K., whose paternal grandfather was Jewish, said he was planning a stand up show in a large Israeli venue to “get as much money over there as I would here at home.” This comes as C.K. finds himself in dire financial straits after putting up two million dollars of his own money to finance his less than successful web series, “Horace and Pete.”
We wouldn’t be surprised if C.K. added another date in Israel due to demand. We also wonder if C.K. will revive some of his old Israel/Palestine material from his SNL hosting gig.
Watch him explain the conflict.