9:17 AM PDT 10/30/2018
After several surprise appearances, C.K. was announced in the lineup at Comedy Cellar in Manhattan, where he was greeted by two protesters.
After a handful of controversial and unannounced apparitions, Louis C.K. He made his first official set at Comedy Cellar in New York on Monday night. Outside, the comedian was greeted by the protesters.
"When you support Louis C.K. you tell women that your laughter is more important than their sexual assaults and the loss of their careers," read a poster of a woman outside the Manhattan headquarters. "Does this signal make you feel uncomfortable, Louis?" Read another, according to the messages on social networks.
Monday night marked the first time that the standing game of C. K. was announced, as he was accused of improper sexual behavior at the top of the #MeToo movement last fall. After admitting that she masturbated in front of several women without her consent, Louie The star gradually began to return to the comedy stages this summer. The appearances had not been announced, which generated criticism about his attempt to return and the triggering effect that could have on the unsuspecting users.
For this last appearance, however, C.K. It was added to the bill for both 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. sample
After a violent reaction to CK's first surprise appearance on Comedy Cellar in August, owner Noam Dworman added a "Nade at Your Own Risk" policy where attendees can request refunds "if an unheralded appearance is not your cup of tea". The owner, whose club has long hosted C.K., would not rule out inviting him back on stage. However, it was not until an October presentation that C.K. Finally he addressed his behavior and the accusations against him.
During the set of Monday, according to the New York Times, C.K. He also made reference to his scandal #MeToo. "So, what kind of year have you had?" He said, reportedly, to open his set. "They tell you that when you get into trouble you find out who your real friends are, it's black people, it turns out, they'll stick to you."
the Times& # 39; Sopan Deb attended the set and spoke with the two protesters and attendees after the show. The show sold out and excited pedestrians tried to get booking tickets. Inside, the crowd greeted C.K. warmly
"I need to make jokes because I need an income", C.K. He said during his series, repeating the joke that he lost $ 35 million in an hour. "Hard stuff, survive or not, I think even hell can survive, hell is not that bad, I've been there."
Of the two women who protested the show, one boss told Deb: "I respect those women for doing that. But was I ready to, like, leave a show for that? I do not think so."
Comedy Central launched a weekly program with Comedy Cellar, This week in the comedy hold, which presents comics that are made during the week. The show premiered on Friday. C.K. will not be presented at upcoming shows, THR You can confirm.
A protester outside Comedy Cellar tonight before Louis CK takes the stage for his second show of the night. pic.twitter.com/inNwuog1V3
– Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) October 30, 2018