Comedian Louis C.K. made a surprise appearance at the Comedy Cellar in New York City’s Greenwich Village on Sunday night, marking his first live performance since five women came forward with details of sexual misconduct against him in November of 2017.
C.K. vanished from the public eye after several women, including comedic duo Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov, Abby Schachner, and Rebecca Corry, revealed details involving C.K. masturbating in front of them and engaging in inappropriate behaviour. The premiere of Louis C.K.’s film I Love You, Daddy was cancelled shortly after the women came forward. The 50-year-old comedian later issued an apology.
Louis C.K., who admitted to sexual misconduct last year, was greeted with an ovation at the Comedy Cellar on Sunday night, according to the club's owner https://t.co/qGEODV1Ge0
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 28, 2018
C.K. reportedly appeared “very relaxed” performing new material, which did not include any reference to the #MeToo details levied against him. Meanwhile, Corry told Vulture she’s “received death threats, been berated, judged, ridiculed, dismissed, shamed, and attacked,” since coming forward.
Comedy Cellar owner Noam Dworman noted that some patrons were not happy with the decision to allow C.K. to perform.
“I understand that some people will be upset with me,” Dworman told the New York Times. “I care about my customers very much. Every complaint goes through me like a knife. And I care about doing the right thing.”
Dworman added “there can’t be a permanent life sentence on someone who does something wrong.”
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