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Craig Rowin, Comedian, Will Get $1 Million Because He Asked For It (VIDEO)

Craig Rowin

First Posted: 01/19/11 03:32 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:25 PM ET


In these times of economic peril, we can sometimes forget that dreams really can come true (but only if you seek them out on Youtube).

Two months ago, Brooklyn Comedian Craig Rowin made a YouTube video asking for $1 million. Not for any purpose, mind you, he just wanted a million dollars. Rowin now reports, in a new video, that he's found a man whiling to poney up the cash to make his dream a reality.

Rowin got a call on his answering machine stating, "Hi Craig, Benjamin, I was hoping to catch you in person. I want to talk about how to make you a millionaire."

The funnyman admits that, at first, he was skeptical, but then he received a notarized letter from Benjamin's lawyer, notifying him that the proposition was legitimate.

"I'm overwhelmed right now," Rowin told the Daily News. "I'm trying to figure all this out right now."

Rowin will receive his check at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater on Feb. 2.

The comedian admitted he has no idea what he's going to do with the cash. "I haven't thought that through yet," he said.

UPDATE: Yes, this was a hoax. Well done, Rowin! You win this round.

WATCH Rowin's original plea and his triumphant follow-up, below:

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