Brendon Burns to make gig available for download
Tim Clark23 July 2012
Brendon Burns has decided to follow in the footsteps of fellow comedians in the U.S. such as Louis CK and made his new stand-up show available for download.
Burns’s 2010 Edinburgh Fringe show, "Y' Know - Love 'n' God 'n' Metaphysics 'n' Shit (A song for Bean)” is set to be available to download from his website will be available for download from his website from today for £4.
Speaking about the new download Burns said: “This is completely going on the Louie CK download model. I’m aware that I’m not Louie CK but I’m also aware that more people have downloaded my shows illegally than those of people that sell way more DVD’s than I with way more exposure.
Pioneered by Louis CK, download gigs bypass the traditional marketing and DVD production route and sell comedy gigs directly to fans.
Louis CK ploughed $32,000 into a new website which allowed fans to buy the recording of his live gig from the Beacon Theatre directly from him, rather than through a new vendor.
The gamble paid off when 50,000 fans downloaded the show, which was priced at $5, within twelve hours of release
Though Burns’s dip into comedy downloads is more modest in scale, it could herald the start of regular comedian gig downloads in the UK
Burns added: “So like Louie CK did, I would just like to ask people politely, please don’t steal this. We are an independent company shooting everything on a low budget, just me and a few of my producer/director friends.
"We were hands on for every part of the process and we didn’t have to pander to anyone in its production and I’m sure you’ll agree I’ve done a pretty good job of remaining fairly anonymous."
Burns's show is available to buy from www.brendonburnscomedian.com
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