Louis C.K. had so much success with his online comedy special, that he decided to give a large chunk of it to charities.
In a recent appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, the part-Mexican comedian spoke about earning $1 million from his Louis C.K.: Live at the Beacon Theater special, which was available earlier this month on the Internet for $5. The 44-year-old comedian/actor said he had never had that much money and felt uncomfortable with it.
“That’s not even my money,” Louis C.K. told host Jimmy Fallon. “That’s just a $5 impulse that 220,000 people had – and now I had it.” The comedian said he set aside $280,000 for five different charities. The organizations run the gamut – from the Fistula Foundation, which helps women who have childbirth injuries, to Green Chimneys, which benefits underprivileged children.
Louis C.K. also said he set aside $250,000 to pay for the comedy special, and the same amount for holiday bonuses for his staff. What a generous guy!
To see what else Louis C.K. said, check out his Late Night With Jimmy Fallon interview on below: