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Louis C.K. to Host Staten Island Hurricane Benefit Shows

By Nicholas Rizzi | November 12, 2012 11:20am

ST. GEORGE — Comedian Louis C.K. has announced he will headline two benefit shows in Staten Island this weekend, with all profits to be donated to a local hurricane relief fund.

The shows are scheduled for Saturday at the St. George Theatre, and all money from the $65 ticket sales will be donated to the Project Hospitality Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, according to C.K.'s website.

"Here we are in the middle of New York City, which was just slammed by a hurricane, leaving behind so much trouble, so much difficulty and trauma, which everyone here is still dealing with every day," wrote C.K. in an e-mail to fans before his recent hosting of Saturday Night Live.

"This is how a lot of the city is still. I know people in Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, New Jersey, all over, are not normal yet. And not normal is hard."

The Sunday before Hurricane Sandy hit, C.K. rescheduled two Manhattan comedy shows until March because of the storm.

"I know that a lot of people are excited to come and they are fine with taking the chance but I really don't want a pole to smash your face in because you saw some comedy," C.K. wrote on his website at the time.

The tickets for Saturday's benefits went on sale this weekend and can be purchased from C.K.'s website. On his website and Twitter, C.K. urged people not to resell tickets higher than the original sale price.

"The goal is to entertain and help our neighbors on SI. If any scumbag tries to resell these tix for profit please don't participate," C.K. posted on Twitter.