Controversiality is Expensive

Jon Stewart’s coming to the Merriweather Post Pavilion next month for an “intimate ” show with, like, several thousand of your closest friends. The worst of it? The ticket prices. Sure, Merriweather’s a great location out in the area around Columbia, MD, but is it worth $85 a head to go? With $10 of that going to Ticketmaster couched as a “convenience” fee? (To whom are those fees convenient, exactly?)

I like the man, but I just don’t think I can come up with the bucks to shell out the $85 for decent seats, or even the $50 for the lawn seats. He’s funny, but damn if that’s not a lot of money just to see controversial.

Of course, if you’re a 9:30 club subscriber you know that the presale is on and the password might just have something to do with a former coworker of his who now has his own show. But we were never here. And you certainly didn’t hear it from us.

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