Louis CK made a surprise appearance at a Long Island comedy club over the weekend, months after he admitted to having sexual misconduct.
TMZ reports that the 50-year-old comedian crashed on stage at Governor & # 39; s Comedy Club in Levittown last Sunday to make a brief set, hours before he made another appearance at a club in Greenwich Village.
The owner of the club, James Dolce, said he was as surprised as the audience when Louis CK came out to play.
He was on stage for about 10 to 15 minutes and received a standing ovation, Dolce said. Many of the attendees waited after the set to get a picture with Louis CK, but he left the building for another show on Comedy Cellar.
Louis CK gave a surprise presentation at Governors & Comedy Club on Long Island on Sunday, hours before another comedy appearance
The club owner said he was as surprised as the crowd when Louis CK came out to act
The owner said that Louis CK was on stage for about 10 to 15 minutes and received a standing ovation
It has been debated whether the return of Louis CK to the stage is too soon after five women accused him of sexual misconduct last November, which he later admitted.
Dolce told TMZ that he believes the comedian paid his price and that he should be given a second chance, adding that Louis CK is welcome at any of the comedy clubs.
Comedian Melinda Hill feels differently and said her return was #MeTooSoon.
"He did something great in admitting the wrongdoing, I felt he was very admirable," Hill told TMZ. "I would love to see you also offer a sincere apology as compensation."
She said that comedians have an inherent need to be on stage and act, and that they do not believe their return has been motivated by money.
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The comedian also performed a 15-minute set for an audience of around 115 people on Comedy Cellar (above, photo file) in the Greenwich Village of New York City.
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She went on to say that she felt conflicted because she admires her work, but she is also disgusted by the things that are In fact, done without an official apology.
"It's confusing … I admired him as a comedian, I've seen his shows, I've been on shows with him," he said. "As a comedian, I would feel uncomfortable without that kind of mea culpa."
Louis CK received a standing ovation on Comedy Cellar after his 15-minute set, however, several women in the audience said it made them feel uncomfortable, especially after deciphering a joke about a rape whistle.
Two women in the crowd told Vulture that his set included a joke with the phrase "clean as a whistle," which became a joke about how the violation whistles are not clean.
"When he said 'rape whistle', people were laughing, and I was sitting there like, 'oh my shit'. This is so uncomfortable and So unpleasant, everyone around me laughed, that was depressing, "said one woman.
Two women, who prefer to remain anonymous, told Vulture that the surprise performance of Louis C. K. "felt as if they pushed him into the audience without telling him."
In November, five women accused Louis CK of sexual misconduct, which he later admitted
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But there seemed to be a division in the audience, according to one of the women.
"There were at least four or five women who could see, and three or four of them did not." They just looked at it, inexpressive, rights, without having it. "
The owner of the club told The New York Times that he received complaints about Louis CK who showed up at the venue and feels he is in a difficult position.
"There can not be a permanent life sentence on someone who does something wrong," he said, adding that he was surprised at how quickly Louis CK decided to act again.
"I thought the first time I would follow would be in a more controlled environment, but he decided to tear off the plaster.
Louis CK became one of dozens of men who have been accused of sexual misconduct. Five women came forward and told the Times that the comedian allegedly exhibited inappropriate behavior, including masturbation in front of them.
Shortly after the Times published the story, Louis CK issued a statement saying that the accusations were true.
Fox Networks canceled a deal with him and Netflix ruled out plans for a special stand-up. HBO also scrubbed its work of its on-demand video streaming service.