Louis CK, the disgraced comedian, finally came back to the stage on Sunday night, ten months after admitting that he had behaved inappropriately to female comics and co-workers. The New York Times reported that the comic, who performed at New York’s Comedy Cellar, suddenly came on stage and did a 15-minute set unannounced.
However, according to reports, he didn’t talk about the scandal which caused him to step away from the spotlight for a while. Noam Dworman said to the publication that it sounded like “he was just trying to work out some new material.”
As fans of the comic know, he garnered a reputation for himself for his standup act, which eventually earned him the critically acclaimed TV show, Louie, on FX. He even won two Emmy Awards.
However, reports of awkward sexual misgivings, masturbation, and bizarre phone calls resurfaced, seemingly proving long withstanding gossip that Louis was somewhat of a lush.
In November of last year, Louis confessed to the reports from five different women. “The power I had over these women is that they admired me,” and he “wielded that power irresponsibly.”
Louis then lost his movie, I Love You, Daddy, right before its release, and it was subsequently shelved. Even though the comedian has since been controversial, he reportedly received a standing ovation when he took the stage.
Chloe Grace Moretz, one of the stars of Louis’ movie, came out recently and stated she hoped for the movie to “kind of just go away.”
Regardless, the club owner admitted that he was surprised to see him take the stage as quickly as he did. “But he decided to just rip the band-aid off,” he remarked.
Nonetheless, not everyone was pleased with Louis taking the stage, with one person calling the comedy club the following day to complain, as well as others who took to social media to air their grievances with his comeback.