Louis C.K. … Comes Gowanus’s Way

by B. Umanov 

Louis CK Bell House 2012

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If, like us, you weren’t one of the lucky few who got tickets to see Louis C.K. perform three intimate, last-minute sets at The Bell House Monday night, you can relive the glory through a review by Gothamist’s Ben Yakas.

The Bell House teased a “big announcement” over the weekend via their Twitter account, then dropped the bomb at 9:01am on Monday morning:

TONIGHT: Louis CK works on his new hour of material@BellHouseNY! 7/9/11pm shows! $10 2 tix limit, cash only via our box office, open now!

The Bell House tweeted ticket updates throughout the day, but by 2pm all the tickets for all three shows were gone.

Seriously, who are these 1,050 people who had nothing better to do — like, um, jobs — at 9am on a Monday morning than to wade through a torrential downpour to the most barren area of barren-ass Gowanus? By the time we got there a little after 2pm all three shows were completely sold out.

In any case, it sounds like a good time was had by all. Todd Barry opened with a 10-minute warm-up set after which Louis tested out new material for 70 minutes… three times in a row.

We wish we there. Sigh. Until next time: