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Louis CK Returns to Stage for First Time Since Scandal

He performs unannounced set at Comedy Club, does not address controversy
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2018 3:33 AM CDT
Louis C.K. in a 2016 file photo.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Louis CK apparently has plans for a comeback from his sexual harassment scandal. The New York Times reports that the comic went back on stage for the first time since last year's controversy, performing an unannounced set at the Comedy Club in New York City about 11pm Sunday. CK didn't address his troubles, instead focusing on what club owner Noam Dworman calls "typical Louis CK stuff" such as tipping waitresses, racism, and parades. Dworman says the surprised crowd gave CK an ovation when he came out, then a generally supportive reception.

One exception: An audience member called Monday to say he "wished he had known in advance, so he could’ve decided whether to have been there or not,” says Dworman. CK's career has been in freefall since multiple women came forward to say that the comic exposed himself to them and even masturbated in front of them. CK admitted the stories were true and apologized. (Read more Louis CK stories.)

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