Although Louis C.K. received a Standing ovation when he made a surprise appearance at a comedy club on Sunday night, some of his jokes left female audiences feeling "uncomfortable."
The comedian made a 15-minute set for an audience of about 115 people at the Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village in New York City, the first since he admitted to having done it for sexual misconduct.
Two women in the audience told Vulture that his set included a joke with the phrase "clean as a whistle", which became a joke about how the whistles of rape 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.
Louis C.K. He received a standing ovation when he made a surprise appearance at a comedy club in New York City on Sunday night. The comedian is represented acting in 2016
The comedian showed up around 11 pm and wore a black V-neck shirt and gray pants, played a set of "typical Louis CK stuff," including racism, waitresses and parades, said Noam Dworman, the owner of Comedy Cellar. New York Times
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."
Two women in the audience said their surprise was "uncomfortable" when they joked about how "the whistles of rape are not clean".
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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. "
Louis C.K. She became one of dozens of men who have been dishonored by accusations of sexual misconduct amidst the rise of the #MeToo movement.
In November, five women came before the New York Times with accusations of inappropriate behavior by Louis C.K. in November.
His accusations included numerous cases in which he masturbated in front of them.
In a statement shortly after the publication of the report, he expressed remorse and admitted: "These stories are true."
FX Networks canceled its deal with the comedian, Netflix ruled out plans for a next stand-up special and HBO withdrew its work from its on-demand video streaming service.
The launch of the feature film by C.K. & # 39; I Love You, Daddy & # 39 ;, who wrote, directed and starred, was archived. The film presented scenes that reflected his inappropriate behavior.
The comedian made a 15-minute set for an audience of about 115 people at the Comedy Cellar (above, photo file) in the Greenwich Village of New York City.
Dworman, the owner of the club, was not at the venue, which is known as one in which the famous comedian seems to play surprise sets on Sunday night.
But he said his staff sent him a message about the appearance of Louis C.K. and saw a tape.
It seemed to be his first performance since he admitted to having committed a sexual offense
He said the sold-out crowd at the club gave him a standing ovation even before his presentation began.
Dworman said the comedian was "very relaxed," adding, "It sounded like he was trying to find some new material, almost like at any time in the last 10 years he would come at the beginning of a new act."
He said that only one man who was in the audience called the club on Monday to complain about the surprise appearance of the comedian.
But he said several others responded to the club's routine follow-up email to say they were happy to have seen the set.
Although Dworman said he cares about "doing the right thing", he believes he is in a difficult position.
"There can not be a permanent life sentence on someone who does something wrong," he said.
But he also said he was surprised at how fast Louis C.K. He has decided to start acting again.
"I thought the first time I would follow would be in a more controlled environment, but he decided to tear off the plaster.