NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Comedy and sexual misconduct icon Louis CK has begun to make appearance at comedy clubs across America. After taking more than a year off from stand up, the veteran of stage, film, and TV has been working gigs, steadily trying to re-enter the limelight after several allegations that he tried to destroy the careers of women who could credibly accuse him of sexually harassing them surfaced. CK was one of the first famous men caught up in the “Me Too” movement. CK hadn’t been performing publicly since his career took a gigantic hit following the bombshell New York Times account — many details of which CK confirmed himself — of several women in comedy that were sexually harassed and later intimidated into silence by CK and/or his management team.
“It was typical Louis CK stuff,” one patron who was in attendance said of his surprise performance. “But he really did just kinda force himself on all of us without asking if we were ready for and receptive to him. Like, what if we had said, ‘No thanks, Louie, not tonight,’ you know what I mean?”
One of CK’s friends, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, wonders if their friend should have waited even longer before emerging from exile.
“On the one hand, I’m happy for my friend to be trying to pick up the pieces of his life after it was discovered he was an authoritarian asshole who tyrannized the poor souls he was harassing,” CK’s friend said to us. “But I do have to wonder if he might have forced his way back in against everyone’s will.”
One fan of CK’s told us that they’re worried about the fallout from the comedian coming back to the stage too soon, but she said she can see a “silver lining” as well.
“We learned that Louis used to like to force people — who didn’t want to — watch him jerk off,” CK’s fan told us. “So now he’s done pretty much the same thing except he’s mentally masturbating in front of audiences that may not want him there, too. So if consistency is something you want in comedy, clearly Louie’s got that in spades!”
Louis CK couldn’t be reached for comment because he was too busy jerking off in front of a full subway car, you know, as part of his craft.
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