Louis C.K. Returns To Stand-Up (Again) Because Comedy Is Tragedy Plus An Utter Lack Of Self-Awareness
He’s at it again. After his return to the Comedy Cellar ignited fresh outrage and a new wave of #MeToo-related debate and think pieces, Louis C.K. is back again. Sunday night he dropped in to do another unannounced set on another unsuspecting audience, which seems to be this admitted sex offender’s preference.
Page Six reports “A few women walked out. He didn’t address [the #MeToo allegations against him]. He was a little arrogant … he made some comment like, ‘I’ve been off for a while, ‘cause everyone needs a break.’”
“A break.” C.K. was outed for repeatedly masturbating in front of uninterested or nonconsenting female co-workers, and allegedly was part of a blacklisting effort that scared them into silence. And despite his confession (and awful apology) for the former, he’s referring to his time away as “a break.” Because these guys are always fine. Maybe they act remorseful for a minute. Maybe they lose out on some projects. But they’ll come back, and there will always be fans willing to stan and make excuses for them. And so we find another way to tell women and victims of sexual misconduct, in all its forms, they don’t matter as much as us getting to chuckle at the funny creep.
Speaking of, Hollywood Reporter has audio, in which you can hear people cheer and applaud when his name is announced.
Listen to the reception Louis C.K. received when he returned to New York's Comedy Cellar for another surprise set late Sunday night: pic.twitter.com/7uBw846xIX— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) October 1, 2018
Reminder: these people are complicit.
On Twitter, the reception was less welcoming.
It takes a particular kind of hubris for Louis CK to look at this week in American history and think that this is the time for his voice to be heard pic.twitter.com/iZtKPXorVP— Hispanic Pixie Dream Girl (@mathewrodriguez) October 2, 2018
L.C.K. AGAIN? Without warning a sex pest gets the loudest voice in the room & shows he's still better at gripping his own genitals than the concept of consent. World is a gross #boysclub where the punchline still gets to be the comedian and the criminal still gets to be the judge— Hannah Gadsby (@Hannahgadsby) October 2, 2018
Louis CK can do what every blowhard used to tell me whenever I pointed out lack of women on lineups. "Go create your OWN show!" Louis CK can go create his own theatre. Book himself and see who buys tickets. Simple. https://t.co/Jo3J5DKquu— Sara Schaefer (@saraschaefer1) October 1, 2018
a reminder, in Louis CK’s “apology” he addressed it by name to the 5 women who were mentioned in the New York Times article. He did not address the woman he threw in the bathroom, who was nameless in the piece, nor the countless other women he has assaulted. https://t.co/FPSDCbTnmT— Stephanie Allynne (@StephAllynne) October 2, 2018
I almost wish Louis CK would make a surprise appearance at an event I'm at so I could leave disruptively and demand my $$$ back.— villaindoug (@summervillain) October 2, 2018
I LOVED Louis CK, he was (and is!) a comedy genius. He also trapped young women in rooms with him and masturbated in front of them, then threatened to kill their careers if they talked about it. One of those things vastly outweighs the other.— Disco Stu (@discostu) October 2, 2018
Louis CK is back whether you like it or you just stand there laughing nervously because you can’t believe what’s happening to you.— Vicky Kuperman (@vickykuperman) October 2, 2018
@LouisCK is basically the person equivalent to a nyc rat. Like I don’t want him dead but I would appreciate it if he stayed in his own domains, like dumpsters and sewers. 🐭🐭🐭— Jclyn (@Jaclynoftrades) October 2, 2018
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