EXCLUSIVE Interview with Craig Rowin, the comedian who asked for $1 million on YouTube, and gotcha

Craig Rowin went on YouTube a couple of months ago and asked for someone to give him $1 million. Rowin then boasted that someone had stepped forward to present him with the money, and put on a live show last night at the UCB Theatre in New York City, complete with a raffle (giving away DVDs, a steak dinner and more), live music, reading of negative YouTube comments by Hannibal Buress, and even an appearance by Matthew Lesko (the guy from Washington, D.C., who wears question-mark suits on infomercials telling you how to get free money). All leading up to this…   So. Yeah. It was a complete hoax. He got a half-million views for his "success" video and mainstream press from the New York Daily News and ABC News to around the world to buy into it. A TV crew from Germany showed up last night to cover the check-signing. The Comic's Comic talked to Craig Rowin backstage after the show for this exclusive interview. At what point did you decide to go the route that you did? "It was after the third video, and people around the theater, around UCB, were like: 'Are you going to get $1 million yet? You get $1 million yet? You get $1 million yet?' I was like, it's not going to happen. If it didn't happen yet, it's not going to happen. But...

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