At Louis CK Show, Female Heckler Has Her Say

Klaire Randall getting lots of attention for her Comedy Cellar outburst
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 6, 2018 7:15 AM CST
Louis C.K. in a 2016 photo.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Louis CK put on another unannounced show at the Comedy Cellar in New York over the weekend, but this time a female heckler is stealing all the headlines. During a lull in the routine as CK was checking his notes, Klaire Randall yelled, "Get your d--- out," reports Vice. As Randall recounts it, the comedian made eye contact with her and said, "What?"—she and her boyfriend were near the stage—and she repeated the slam, with an added f-bomb for emphasis. At that point, an employee came over to the couple and told her she couldn't yell at the comedians. Randall tells the Cut that the employee "motioned toward the door," and the pair walked out. "It was not a forceful getting-kicked-out, but it was heavily implied," Randall says. "It was very much like: 'Your tab is covered, go.'"

The club manager tells Vice that "at no point was she asked to leave, told to leave—at no point." Regardless of the specifics of the departure, Randall's tweet about the incident has made her an internet sensation of sorts, with some calling her a "hero" online. That's in contrast to those "jeering" her at the show itself. "There has been so much love and support, an overwhelming amount of women just saying that they’re proud of me," she tells the Cut. But she says the real credit goes to the multiple women who came forward with the revelation that the comedian masturbated in front of them without their consent. Randall says what angered her was that CK put out a "feel bad for me" vibe during the set instead of owning up to what he did. (Friend Sarah Silverman recounts her own risque history with CK.)

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