Louis CK begins joking about his sexual misconduct during his comeback stand-up comedy acts!
American comedian Louis CK was embroiled in a sexual misconduct scandal and took some months off during those difficult days for him. He has now returned to perform his comedy shows and though he made no mention of the accusations on him, he has now started talking on that topic indirectly.
Louis CK and his comeback
The disgraced comedian was away from his work for several months since his name came up in the sexual misconduct scandal. He fell from grace and has admitted to the wrongdoings. He is not trying a comeback and started with some standup comedy shows.
In the first one or two shows, Louis CK did not touch the topic of his sexual misconduct for which he was accused of and suffered a disgrace. But now, he has gradually begun talking about it and also made a joke on it though in a roundabout fashion. He said:
“Following the scandal, I lost $ 35 million in an hour.”
It is known that one should not believe what a comedian says on stage while performing and particularly any financial profits or losses they talk about may be difficult to verify. People are also wondering about the verb ‘to lose’. Did he mean that he lost what he had earned or did he mean that he lost what he would have earned had he not destroyed his career with this scandal? It is difficult to know and confirm. Louis also joked that he has been to Hell and back. His this statement is also debatable.
The host of the show makes a remark
Comedian AMarie Castillo was the host of the show which was held at the West Side Comedy Club. She had introduced Louis CK prior to his performance. After his act, she seemed to be very enthusiastic about it and said:
“It’s like he didn’t even skip a beat with the year he had. He was so genuine and reflected on how weird his year was, tried out some new dark and dirty material…Sounds to me he is owning up, acknowledging, and trying to figure it out.”
People are skeptical of his comment
Louis CK might have joked of his misconduct and the financial loss to him due to it, but people still are not ready and prepared to take it. They feel that what he has lost is still less than what his victims of sexual misconduct had undergone and lost in terms of their career. Their lives were ruined beyond repair and they had to quit the business due to his wrong deeds.
The sexual allegations against Louis CK
5 women had come forward and alleged that they had been sexually harassed by Louis CK. Rebecca Corry who is a fellow comedian had said that she was asked by him whether he could masturbate in front of her. Other two comedians also said that he had ejaculated in front of them and they were left speechless. Another co-worker also claimed that she had got a similar request from Louis CK who then masturbated in front of her.
Another comedian Abby also said that he complimented her appearance and later started to masturbate audibly on the phone. There were several such incidents and when the news was published in New York Times many of his appearances were canceled.