Comedian Asks for $1 Million on YouTube, Millionaire Obliges

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Comedian Asks for $1 Million on YouTube, Millionaire Obliges

Who knew earning $1 million was as easy as asking for it on YouTube?

A young Craig Rowin once had the dream of making $1 million. The comedian took to YouTube to achieve his dream with a series of videos titled Please Give Me One Million Dollars asking various celebrities, such as the entire cast of Coach, to give him the money. Apparently, it worked.

Rowin's latest video alleges that a millionaire called him up to work out the details of giving him $1 million. The millionaire sent a notarized letter saying that he'd give Rowin $1 million for nothing in return, and will do so on stage at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York on February 2. Rowin will be giving $50,000 to his cameraman and $50,000 to the co-writer of the video series.

It's easy to be skeptical, but Rowin's windfall looks like it could be completely real. Some are suggesting that the situation is a hoax designed to sell tickets to the February 2 show. A friend of Rowin's blogged that he ran into him and Rowin said: "I am still in shock. It's going to be insane." This could be a hoax, but Rowin is holding his cards close.

If Rowin does receive a real check from a real millionaire, this will just be another one of those times where everyone on the planet kicks themselves for not thinking of something so simple first, though Rowin's videos were definitely entertaining enough to rouse up media attention on their own. Rowin just has to be careful, because even though the millionaire put in a contract that he owes him nothing in return, Rowin might have to field some late night drunk dials from a lonely millionaire, or be on the hook to help the millionaire move for the next decade. Who could turn down a small favor from someone that gives you $1 million?

Source: Consumerist

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Assuming it's real, I'm going to commence kicking myself.

Although I'd imagine this will spawn thousands of copy-cat videos (again assuming it's real).

Hell, I once read an "Urban Legend" about a guy who funded his stay in college and bought a used pickup truck by asking everyone he ever met for some spare change.

Personally, I'd hate if I had a nice comedy skit going and someone ruined it by offering me a million dollars. The gall of some people.

Yeah, I'm not buying it. I'm gonna say "hoax".

I don't even want a million. Just $100,000 and I would be set.(need to pay off my highly expensive loans for a private college)

I doubt it is real, it probably setup for something. Why would someone give a successful comedian a million dollars when there are people out there who could really benefit from that money.

Wow. What bull shit. People spend their entire lives working to earn a good wage, and this guy gets a hand out when he doesn't even need it. I hope this is fake.

Baldr:
I don't even want a million. Just $100,000 and I would be set.(need to pay off my highly expensive loans for a private college)

I doubt it is real, it probably setup for something. Why would someone give a successful comedian a million dollars when there are people out there who could really benefit from that money.

Why not a million? You could live for the rest of your life of that pretty easily. Put the million in a high interest savings account, and even if the interest percentage is just 5-7% thats still $50,000 to $70,000 dollars a year... enough to live reasonably well off of.

If this is not fake, then I'm certain the alleged millionaire has some reason to do this..As the saying goes "There is no free lunch". Even if it's something hidden and obscure, like (hypothetically speaking, of course) this being the millionaire's way to atone for an undiscovered crime he/she committed years ago, there's ALWAYS a reason for nice things happening out of the blue.

If this is real, I am going to murder everybody. Everybody in the world.

Aw man, that millionaire is ruining the series! How will he continue, with his sequel "Give me another million!!"?
And this is just annoying, all you need to do to earn a million dollars is asking for it?? I am surely kicking myself!
There are so many others better deserving of this, there are charities for this very reason. Not that I trust charities, if I had to give away a million bux I'd take a trip to africa and spread it around a random village.

I hope the alleged millionaire is actually a very clever troll.

Starving kids in africa found this story heart warming.

Please be an epic troll, please be an epic troll... say it enough times and it might be.

SODAssault:
If this is real, I am going to murder everybody. Everybody in the world.

why don't you just murder a millionaire? crisis avoided

Josh12345:

SODAssault:
If this is real, I am going to murder everybody. Everybody in the world.

why don't you just murder a millionaire? crisis avoided

I'm sparing earth's population from living in a world with no justice. I AM THE REDEEMER, RELINQUISH YOUR BLOOD UNTO MY BLADE AND KNOW SALVATION.

SODAssault:
If this is real, I am going to murder everybody. Everybody in the world.

Let their blood flow like the wallets of asshole millionaires who don't care about their money.

SODAssault:
If this is real, I am going to murder everybody. Everybody in the world.

Please do. I can't live with the shame of not thinking of this first.
I think I'm going to cry now.

If this a clever troll situation, then it is working marvelously.

..If this real, then I need to go have a good cry and then learn how to make Youtube videos.

<_<

brb youtube

ultrachicken:
Wow. What bull shit. People spend their entire lives working to earn a good wage, and this guy gets a hand out when he doesn't even need it. I hope this is fake.

This. Allthough it would be embarrasing as hell for the guy if he was trolled.

If not fake (it stink of rotting fakeness) then this is disgusting.

Give a million to a charity......or give it to some lame youtube channel because he asked for it.

I didn't think my patented 'faith in humanity meter' could drop any lower. My only hope is that this is actually an awful hoax

GeorgW:
Aw man, that millionaire is ruining the series! How will he continue, with his sequel "Give me another million!!"?
And this is just annoying, all you need to do to earn a million dollars is asking for it?? I am surely kicking myself!
There are so many others better deserving of this, there are charities for this very reason. Not that I trust charities, if I had to give away a million bux I'd take a trip to africa and spread it around a random village.

Why would you go to Africa and do that? We have plenty of people RIGHT HERE IN AMERICA that could use the money.

After thought: Unless you don't live in America. But then, I'm sure there are people in your country that need it as well. I hate this idea of going off to other countries and spending money on them. Honestly, clean up your own friggin back yard BEFORE fixing everyone elses.

I am pretty sure that even Einstein that said "Only two things are certain: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not certain about the universe." would go "WTF IS THIS?" if he saw this news.

And this is why i hate the world....if it is True. Also if this is what passes for comedy then why haven't i become famous yet?

SlainPwner666:
Hell, I once read an "Urban Legend" about a guy who funded his stay in college and bought a used pickup truck by asking everyone he ever met for some spare change.

I'd believe it. My friends brother panhandled in Toronto for one day to see how much he could make, claiming he was short for a bus ticket home. He ended up making about $650 in one afternoon. He was approached by the police and told that he wouldn't be fined or anything, but that he couldn't be back tomorrow, or ever again.

Nooooooooo! I officially hate every rich person now.

Regardless of whether it's a hoax or not, it's pretty damn funny.

So many jealous people, so little time.

Assuming this isn't a hoax (it would be hilarious either way to tell the truth), I say, good for him. People here and on YouTube are always talking about how they hope this man dies or that the million dollars should go to charity.

Well, nope. Those orphans didn't do anything too. Those starving kids in Africa didn't do anything. Those cancer kids didn't do anything. In fact, you could say this man was the only person that actually did anything. He did something so ingenious, yet so simple.

He asked for it.

Even if a thousand little orphans made youtube accounts and started begging for money, people always forget that it's the millionaire's money to begin with. That millionaire worked hard for his money, and he's not allowed to spend it where he pleases? So much bigotry to the upper class, apparently when you're rich you HAVE to give money to charity.

One trait that makes it difficult to trust people more than hate, or bigotry, or ignorance, is jealousy.

If this is true... then that's pretty weird :/

Wow. There's a lot of hate going on here. Man, if he was brazen enough to ask for it and some wants to give it to him, then hey, I'm all for it. It's the rich person's money, and no one should can tell them what to do with the money. Plus, if this person can cough up a cool million for this guy, who says this person doesn't already donate a buttload of money to charity already.

Hot dayum...

Lucky git

Delusibeta:
Assuming it's real, I'm going to commence kicking myself.

Although I'd imagine this will spawn thousands of copy-cat videos (again assuming it's real).

Thousands?

Nay, I say, nay! With this, atleast hundreds of thousands of copycats will be spawned, evry single one of them more annoying than the last.

Slick Samurai:
So many jealous people, so little time.

Assuming this isn't a hoax (it would be hilarious either way to tell the truth), I say, good for him. People here and on YouTube are always talking about how they hope this man dies or that the million dollars should go to charity.

Well, nope. Those orphans didn't do anything too. Those starving kids in Africa didn't do anything. Those cancer kids didn't do anything. In fact, you could say this man was the only person that actually did anything. He did something so ingenious, yet so simple.

He asked for it.

Even if a thousand little orphans made youtube accounts and started begging for money, people always forget that it's the millionaire's money to begin with. That millionaire worked hard for his money, and he's not allowed to spend it where he pleases? So much bigotry to the upper class, apparently when you're rich you HAVE to give money to charity.

One trait that makes it difficult to trust people more than hate, or bigotry, or ignorance, is jealousy.

I'm sorry, I didn't know that every orphan and starving african child had a computer to check youtube videos of a cat playing a piano. I thought they only had news reporters that occasionally go there to show their bone wrinkled dirty faces.

I do agree that the millionaire has the right to pick where he gets to spend the money. I also have the right to suddenly go grab my dinner from a trash can. Doesn't mean they're both good decisions.

I commend the kid for exploiting an idea. I look down upon the person that actually took it seriously.

POn the list of get rich quick schemes, I think this takes the #1 spot.
"ask for it"

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