Jeremy Piven, following the disastrous sexual misconduct allegations against him, is now getting ready to start life as a stand-up comedian. The actor, during an appearence on Fox’s Good Day New York, said he would try his hand on stage.
The All-Star Weekend star, 53, said he was “having the time of his life.” Coincidentally, he grew up doing sketch comedy at Second City, and he’s been an actor his entire life. So, in some way, it seems like he was late by fate to stand-up comedy.
In his view, it seems like his entire life has led to stand-up comedy. Piven said, “and I’m up there, doing my thing, and I’m really doing stand-up.” Jeremy said that it was difficult for him to get used to the idea of being up on stage as himself, rather than as his legendary character on Entourage, Ari Gold.
— Jeremy Piven (@jeremypiven) November 9, 2017
Jeremy said, when he’s up on stage, it’s not a fictional character, it’s who he really is, and he isn’t playing any show or game.
As it was previously reported, Jeremy was accused of sexual misconduct by a number of different women, who claimed that the actor made unwanted sexual advances toward them.
Eight women accused him of varying levels of misconduct, including unwanted sexual advances, and inappropriate comments. Three women came forward in January of this year.
According to Jeremy, “there have been some misconceptions” about him, but now he has a chance to show the world who he is, and “that’s a gift.” Jeremy said it was a very important time, and he grew up in a household with an empowered woman, so he understands their plight.
Mr. Piven said he has “nothing to hide,” and he’s looking forward to when people come out to his shows. As you may know, Jeremy is just one of many men accused of sexual misconduct in the last year, following the #MeToo allegations against men throughout a number of different industries, notably, Hollywood.
Recently, a chief executive of CBS, Leslie Moonves, was accused of harassment by women in an investigative report for the New Yorker, written by Ronan Farrow.