Fellow comedians hit out at Louis CK's stand-up return

Fellow comedians hit out at Louis CK's stand-up return

Fellow comedians hit out at Louis CK's stand-up return

Comedian Louis C.K. returned to the stage in NY for the first time in ten months on Sunday night. Dressed in a black V-neck T-shirt and gray trousers, he did a 15-minute set that touched on what Mr. Dworman called "typical Louis C.K. stuff" - racism, waitresses' tips, parades. He did not, however, mention the events that led to his exodus from the comedy word.

"Back by NO demand, sexual predator Louis C.K. does more of his completely necessary and revolutionary observational comedy", comedy writer Mitra Jouhari observed. He says the 50-year-old comedian was "very relaxed" and was greeted by an ovation from the audience.

"I understand some people will be upset with me", said Mr Dworman.

In November of a year ago, five women came forward in the pages of The New York Times about how the comedian masturbated in front of them. I care about my customers very much.

However, the club owner received mixed reactions from those who visited the Comedy Cellar that night. But last year's revelations showed us that he is not an honest person - beyond being a liar, he is an aggressor and an abuser, and thinks he functions above recrimination. The only "sentence" C.K. ever served entailed dropping out of public life for nine months before performing at the Cellar. And making it a surprise set, in which the audience may not have been ready or willing to see an admitted sexual harasser with an empty stage and the amplification of a silent room and a microphone, has the slimy feeling of Louis C.K. flaunting that power again. The Sunday show might not be any different, Dworman said. So why, then, are comedians attempting to - or, more sinisterly, being allowed to - lead the conversation about when C.K. and the men like him will be allowed to return?

'I also took advantage of the fact that I was widely admired in my and their community, which disabled them from sharing their story and brought hardship to them when they tried because people who look up to me didn't want to hear it.

With his return to the stage, that time for listening might have ended.

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