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Comedian Louis C.K. Plays By His Own Rules

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Louis C.K.
Louis C.K.

Louis C.K. is one-man TV-production force and a digital-media entrepreneur, who successfully thumbed his nose at Ticketmaster by using his massive online following to sell directly to fans 100,000 tickets -- or $4.5 million worth of seats -- through his own website. The comedian also writes, stars in and edits in FinalCut Pro his FX show, "Louis." While some might view editing as grunt work, he calls it art. "You find great moments in editing. … You can change the whole story with editing. It's musical," he said recently in an interview with Grantland's Bill Simmons.

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