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Bacon more popular than Louis C.K. (in theory)

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"I like knowing we sold out Chicago in an hour," uber-comic Louis C.K. told Entertainment Weekly last June.

He was talking about his two November 2012 shows at Symphony Center, which holds 2,500 when filled to capacity.

C.K., as you might know, is one of the top-drawing stand-ups in America, packing large venues from coast to coast.

Nonetheless, he's got nothing on Baconfest.

It's exactly what it sounds like: a festival of bacon. Most of the roughly 3,000 tickets for this year's Chicago shindig on April 20 at the UIC Forum sold out in four minutes. Four. The stragglers were gone in 41, as heralded on Twitter.

Why? Because bacon makes everything better, that's why.

Our hog-butchering predecessors would be proud.

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