Craig Rowin, a mild-mannered 27-year-old who has humored his friends for years, has become the latest Internet sensation by asking some of the richest Americans to “Give Me One Million Dollars.”
Two months ago Rowin — a comedian with the “Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre” in New York City — posted a plea for cash on YouTube. “Just give me a chunk,” he implored, checking off names of millionaires.
Today, in a second video, he says he has found a benefactor and has produced a notarized letter from that millionaire’s lawyer.
Just because Rowin asked — and for no particular reason.
Why does he want the money? “It would be awesome,” said Rowin.
What will he do with the money? “I might go on a trip,” he said.
Rowin said he received a phone call from the would-be philanthropist:
“Hi Craig, Benjamin, I was hoping to catch you in person,” the caller said. “I want to talk about how to make you a millionaire.”
Rowin has said he will reveal the man’s last name when he collects the check at a Feb. 2 performance of the “Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre” in Manhattan.
The videos have already gotten 53,000 hits — and climbing — on YouTube. Read more here.
Below is his original video requesting 1 Millllliooon Dollars (in Dr. Evil voice) and his follow-up video, where he claims that he’s been offered one million dollars. Good for you Craig, and now that you’re a millionaire, would you mind sharing just $1,000 with me? For real… I need it, but for no particular reason either. It’s only $1,000 – do it, then everyone will and I can also be a one millionaire like you!