Louis C.K. performed for the first time since admitting to sexual misconduct

Louis C.K.

caption
Louis C.K.
source
Netflix

  • Louis C.K. performed at the Comedy Cellar in New York City on Sunday night in what seemed to be his first performance since admitting to sexual misconduct last year, The New York Times reports.
  • In a Times report from November, Louis C.K. was accused of sexual misconduct by five women, some of whom said he masturbated in front of them. He later admitted to the accusations in a statement.

Louis C.K. performed a surprise set at the Comedy Cellar in New York City on Sunday night, a stand-up routine The New York Times reported was “apparently” his first since he admitted to sexual misconduct in November.

The Times reported that the crowd greeted the comedian with an ovation, though the club’s owner, Noam Dworman, reportedly said one audience member called the club afterward to object to the surprise.

Dworman told The Times that the set consisted of “typical Louis C.K. stuff,” which the paper said included racism, waitresses’ tips, and parades. “It sounded just like he was trying to work out some new material, almost like any time of the last 10 years he would come in at the beginning of a new act,” Dworman told The Times.

In a Times report from November, Louis C.K. was accused of sexual misconduct by five women, two of whom said he had masturbated in front of them. He later admitted in a statement that the accusations were “true.”

Louis C.K. subsequently lost his production deal at FX Networks, and the production company The Orchard canceled the release of his feature film “I Love You, Daddy,” which contained controversial subject matter addressing sexual misconduct.

Louis C.K.’s return follows that of the comedian Aziz Ansari, who was accused of sexual misconduct by a woman in January and performed for the first time since the allegations at the Comedy Cellar in May.