The Webby Awards is proud to honor Louis C.K. as Person of the Year, in recognition of his “Live at the Beacon Theater” online broadcast. By charging only a nominal fee to fans and cutting out the middlemen, Louis C.K. brought his comedy directly to his fans, demonstrating his genuine embrace of the DIY-nature of the Web and the spirit of openness that defines the Internet. Louis C.K. demonstrated unparalleled web-savviness with this distribution model, and coupled with his artistic vision and genius approach to delivering quality experiences to his fans, Louis C.K. has changed the game for the entire entertainment world.