Louis C.K. performs another divisive comeback set after facing sexual misconduct allegations

"I’m happy to report that his new material is just as bad as the old."

Louis C.K. reportedly returned to the stage for another surprise stand-up set on Sunday night.

Following his first ‘comeback gig’ in August, the shamed comedian delivered his second performance in two months at New York’s Comedy Cellar, with a source telling The Hollywood Reporter that he was met with a “warm reaction”.

“The crowd was very enthusiastic”, a source said of C.K’s performance.


But he did attract the ire of two patrons who took advantage of a refund policy that allowed them to leave when he took the stage.

In a since-deleted tweet, one attendee wrote: “I saw Louis CK at the Comedy Cellar last night, and I’m happy to report that his new material is just as bad as the old.”

Although CK did not address allegations of sexual misconduct in the performance, he reportedly made a joke about how it wasn’t ‘unanimous’ that the crowd was eager to see him.

“He talked about how he took a ‘really long break’ and was coming back now, but beyond those two mentions, didn’t really acknowledge his past / the allegations”, one audience member told the Huffington Post.

Footage of the performance also sees C.K thanking the crowd for being “very kind” as he brings the set to a close.


C.K’s New York show comes after his first comeback set in August – which saw him attracting controversy for including a “rape joke”.

In November last year, C.K admitted that a slew of sexual misconduct allegations against him were true.

Louis CK
Louis CK

His admissions came after a New York Times article which featured claims from five women – including female comedians – about alleged inappropriate behaviour by CK.

In it, comedy duo Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov alleged that CK masturbated in front of them in a hotel room during the 2002 US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado.

Abby Schachner accused CK of masturbating during a phone conversation in 2003, while Rebecca Corry claims that the star asked if he could masturbate in front of her during the filming of a TV pilot in 2005.

An anonymous fifth woman also revealed that CK repeatedly asked her to watch him masturbate while they worked together on the Chris Rock Show during the 1990s.


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