I’m willing to bet that’s the same face Norm Macdonald’s publicist made after seeing Norm question the #MeToo movement while defending Louis CK, Roseanne Barr, Chris Hardwick, and realizing they better clear their schedule. Norm gave an interview to The Hollywood Reporter to promote his upcoming Netflix series, Norm Macdonald Has a Show, and he came through with the kind of opinions that got him booted from an appearance on The Tonight Show last night.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the What Allegations? 2018 Redemption Tour! Upcoming dates TBA, but we do know that the tour has begun and more performers have been added to the lineup. Louis C.K. kicked things off on Sunday night with a surprise visit to the Comedy Cellar in NYC, where he received a standing ovation. Rumored to be next up are Matt Lauer and Aziz Ansari.
Usually a standing ovation means a performance was really good. In Louis C.K.’s case, it might mean the audience prepared to run for the exit in the event he decided to pull out his penis. But of course we’re talking about the kind of standing ovation that involved enthusiastic clapping.
It’s been awhile since we heard the faintest peep regarding serial masturbating menace Louis C.K., and it almost seemed like he was about to disappear into the annals of #MeToo history. His only real recent defender was Dave Chappelle, which was a real grain-of-salt endorsement, considering his iffy thoughts about Bill Cosby. At the time of the allegations (and subsequent confirmation), Louis’ old pal Sarah Silverman admitted she was “very angry” but also asked: “Can you love someone who did bad things?” Sarah recently spoke to GQ about her friend Louis, and it would appear she’s found the answer to her question.
Fellow comedian Dave Chappelle defended him, collaborator Pamela Adlon said she was devastated and shocked by what he did and now Zach Galifianakis is saying he is grossed out by the actions of Louis C.K. In a recent Vulture interview, Zach talks about his reaction to, not only Louis’ actions in particular, but also to the “poison of celebrity culture” in general. Then he cried the actual tears of a clown.
Semi-repentant chronic masturbator Louis C.K. did some voiceover work for Disney XD cartoon series Gravity Falls. Because no one, especially a children’s television network, wants their brand associated with a publicly shamed creepbag, his character has been redubbed. Won’t anyone think of the publicly shamed creepbags?
Louis had guest-voiced the recurring character of The Horrifying Sweaty One-Armed Monstrosity (TOO EASY) in three episodes. They’ve been redubbed with the voice of Gravity Falls’ creator Alex Hirsch, according to EW.
“The role was rerecorded approximately one month ago and new versions of three episodes are now on the Disney XD schedule around the world,” a spokesperson for the Disney Channel told EW. “Series creator and executive producer Alex Hirsch is now credited as playing the character.”
In what could be considered some squicky foreshadowing, The Horrifying Sweaty One-Armed Monstrosity is a giant head with a giant arm that’s constantly “trying to get people to jump in his mouth.” Ok, the giant sweaty head commanding you to “get in my mouth” was nightmare fuel enough, and then you cast The Sweaty One-Handed Sexually Harassing Pud-Puller.
Seriously, this is why I’m never having kids. Cartoons are EFFED nowadays. One of my nephews LOVES The Good Dinosaur. Have you WATCHED that horror film? The villains are these totally terrifying vultures with crazy satanic eyes and big knifey teeth that will psychologically scar a child for life. And the main characters, a sensitive young dinosaur that has to discover his ferocity and a semi-feral caveboy, DROP ACID in one scene? Remember when cartoons weren’t obviously being created by people on meth or those with a grudge against anyone under the age of 12?
Pic: Disney XD