New Yorkers who were hoping to catch Louis CK’s set at City Center last night were undoubtedly disappointed when the comedian and general life-champion announced the show’s cancellation, but there was a silver lining among the storm clouds: first, that CK would be appearing March 6 at the same venue, and all previous tickets would be honored, and second, that he penned a characteristically heartfelt and wry open letter expressing his reasoning for calling off the show. The whole thing, in which Louis ruminates on Hurricane Sandy and the MTA shutdown, is basically one big quoteable, but here’s the best bit:
Listen. I know that probably it’s going to be a starry clear night and the trains are going to be just gliding up and down the traks and a baby zebra is going to whinny as he trots by the City Center on a night that is going to break records for being placid and perfect for a night of comedy. And I’m going to feel like an asshole. And I know that some people had their plans set and are going to be pissed off at me. I know. but I also know that some of you are struggling with whether to come in or miss the show and this is the closest I can get to a solution. You don’t have to take a chance and you don’t have to miss the show. Just come see me in a few months.
Can this man do no wrong?
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