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Comedian Jim Gaffigan goes the Louis C.K. route with $5 digital-only special

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Comedian Jim Gaffigan is attempting to mimic the success of Louis C.K. with a new digital comedy special that will be sold directly from his site.

Jim Gaffigan
Jim Gaffigan

Following in the footsteps of Louis C.K., stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan has announced that he will be selling his next one-hour comedy special directly to consumers. Jim Gaffigan: Mr. Universe will cost $5, with $1 from each purchase going towards the Bob Woodruff Foundation, a charity that provides support to veterans and their families. The arrangement is very similar to C.K.'s special, which also cost $5 and earned more than $1 million in just 12 days. Gaffigan — who in addition to stand-up has made film and TV appearances in everything from The Ellen Show to Flight of the Conchords — will film the special later this month in Washington, D.C., and release it on his website in April.