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Showtime Drops Louis CK Documentary

Project would have looked at comedian's downfall, comeback

(Newser) - Showtime has dropped plans for a documentary on Louis CK's downfall and comeback, reports the Los Angeles Time s. The project was announced by Paramount Global exec David Nevins last summer but he stepped down amid restructuring months later, Variety reports. When he announced the documentary, Nevins said there...

Louis CK's Grammy Win Sets Off a Backlash

'So much for cancel culture,' is a familiar refrain on social media

(Newser) - One of the most notable Grammys doled out Sunday night went to a performer who was not there to collect it in person: Louis CK won for best comedy album five years after a sexual misconduct scandal rocked his career, reports NPR . The win was not part of the televised...

So Much for Cancel Culture, Tweets Say After Louis CK Ad

Spot promoting comedian's new special was shown during 'Saturday Night Live'

(Newser) - If anyone's trying to cancel Louis CK, he's not taking the hint. The stand-up comedian, who admitted to sexual misbehavior toward female colleagues in 2017, has a new video special. The fact that he was allowed to advertise it during Saturday Night Live's airing only added to...

Biden to Louis CK: Here's Your $2.8K Back

Donation from disgraced comedian to Biden's presidential campaign is refunded

(Newser) - Joe Biden doesn't want Louis CK's money, thank you very much. A spokesman for the former vice president's presidential campaign said Wednesday that a $2,800 donation from the comedian, made on March 4, had been refunded, per the AP . Like Biden , Louis CK has faced allegations...

Louis CK Jokes, 'Women Know How to Seem OK'

The comedian addresses his sexual misconduct in new online special

(Newser) - Louis CK is finally rolling out jokes about the #MeToo crisis that seemed to tank his career. The comedian, who has admitted to masturbating in front of female colleagues, is making light of the whole affair in a special available on his website for $7.99, Variety reports. "How...

Louis CK Talks About Scandal During Overseas Show

Comedian is on an international tour

(Newser) - Two years after being swept up in the #MeToo movement and acknowledging sexual misconduct with multiple women, comedian Louis CK took to the stage at a nearly packed basketball arena outside Tel Aviv, Israel, where the audience seemed ready to let it go, per the AP . "How have your...

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Louis CK Is Going on Tour

Controversial comedian announces 14-city tour

(Newser) - Louis CK is back, apparently? The comedian announced, in what EW refers to as a "rare email update" to subscribers of his mailing list Sunday, that he's going on a 14-city international comedy tour starting Nov. 2 in Virginia. The tour , which concludes Jan. 31 in New Orleans,...

Chappelle: I Don't Believe Michael Jackson's Accusers

In new special, comic says he doesn't think the pop star molested anyone

(Newser) - The Michael Jackson documentary Neverland has prompted even some of his staunchest defenders to doubt Jackson's innocence in molestation claims. But one fellow celeb appears to be holding the line. "I’m going to say something I’m not allowed to say, but I gotta be real: I...

Louis Threatens His Audience With Legal Action

The comedian issues a gag order

(Newser) - Louis CK's attempted comeback now comes with a warning: Copy or transmit anything from my show and you're in trouble, the New York Times reports. The legal notice was issued by Acme Comedy Company in Minneapolis for CK's four-night stay there that started Tuesday. Tweeted by writer...

Louis CK Addresses Scandal in New Routine

He is unapologetic in San Jose

(Newser) - Louis CK just went there. The comedian has avoided talking about his own scandal as part of his controversial return to stand-up venues, but the Daily Beast reports that ended in San Jose on Wednesday. "I like to jerk off, and I don't like being alone," the...

What Louis CK, and His Critics, Keep Getting Wrong

Op-ed: People are too easily offended, but too many comics mistake offensiveness for humor

(Newser) - Leaked audio from a recent Louis CK comedy bit sparked an uproar on social media because he made the survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the butt of a joke. Why should we have to listen to these kids, he wondered. “You didn’t get shot, you...

Pete Davidson in Stand-Up Set: Should I Get Louis CK Tattoo?

Not out of admiration, though, 'SNL' star jokes in 2 Mass. standup shows, which also covered Ariana

(Newser) - The last part of 2018 was a volatile one for Pete Davidson: He split with Ariana Grande , found himself at the center of controversy for mocking a former Navy SEAL , and deleted his Instagram account after a concerning post in which he hinted at suicide . The 25-year-old SNL star decided...

Louis CK's Target in Leaked Set: Parkland Survivors

Though they have plenty of company

(Newser) - Since returning to stand-up after his #MeToo scandal, Louis CK has attracted a smattering of headlines, many of them unpleasant . A new entry in the category: TMZ reports on audio that was posted to YouTube on Sunday and subsequently deleted. It was labeled as being from a Dec. 16 set...

At Louis CK Show, Female Heckler Has Her Say

Klaire Randall getting lots of attention for her Comedy Cellar outburst

(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...

Silverman: CK Masturbated in Front of Me, With My Blessing

Sarah Silverman is already walking back her new tale of her old friend

(Newser) - "Can you love someone who did bad things?" That was the query Sarah Silverman posed a year ago when her longtime pal, fellow comic Louis CK , got caught in the #MeToo maelstrom after admitting he'd masturbated in front of women. On Monday, on Howard Stern's SiriusXM show,...

Comedy Club Adds Disclaimer to Ticket as Louis CK Returns

Comedy Cellar patrons can leave and get a refund

(Newser) - Louis CK is apparently bent on rehabilitating his comedy career one surprise appearance at a time. The comedian performed his second unannounced set at the Comedy Cellar in New York City over the weekend, about a month after his first . The New York Post puts a negative spin on it,...

Norm Macdonald Slammed for Down Syndrome Remark

In explaining #MeToo remarks, he suggests people with condition lack empathy

(Newser) - Norm Macdonald attempted to explain his controversial #MeToo comments in an interview with Howard Stern Wednesday—and managed to make things worse. The comedian landed himself in a fresh controversy after insulting people with Down syndrome in an effort to express empathy for victims of sexual misconduct, Yahoo reports. "...

Tonight Show Nixes Norm Macdonald After #MeToo Comments

Comic defended Louis CK, Roseanne Barr, said he's glad Me Too has 'slowed down a bit' to 'THR'

(Newser) - A Hollywood Reporter interview with comic Norm Macdonald broke Tuesday, and it ended up getting him pulled from the Tonight Show. Among the criticisms of Macdonald's THR sit-down: he criticized Hannah Gadsby's Nanette special without seeing it, and he didn't realize how bad racism was until he...

Louis CK Made a Joke About Rape Whistles in Return

Comedian's surprise set isn't sitting well with his critics

(Newser) - Earlier this week, the New York Times provided a scoop from the world of comedy, reporting that Louis CK had returned to the stage for the first time since his sexual harassment scandal . The story said the comic got a rousing ovation when he made his surprise appearance at the...

Louis CK Returns to Stage for First Time Since Scandal

He performs unannounced set at Comedy Club, does not address controversy

(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...

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