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Louis C.K. Raises $1 Million in Comedy Special; Gives $280,000 to Charity

January 4, 2012
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Less than two weeks after Louis C.K. released his new stand-up comedy special “Live at the Beacon Theater” to download online for just $5, the comedian had already raked in more than $1 million in profits. He donated $280,000 to several charities, which he chose based on them reaching out to him on Twitter.

The donation was divied up to five organizations: the Fistula Foundation, Pablove Foundation, charity: water, Kiva and Green Chimneys.

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