Louis C.K. went to France and they loved him so much that what was supposed to be a 20 minute set at a show in Paris called “New York Comedy Night”, turned into a 70-minute love-fest between him and the audience. It seems that Louis has found his people! Even better, Sarah Silverman is no longer the only lady who is super cool with a good old-fashioned surprise spunk spouting. According to Page Six, Louis has a new lady friend, a French comedian named Blanche Gardin.
Prepare to have your heartstrings pulled. There’s a rich white man with no boundaries who has felt the sting of public rebuke. It’s Louis C.K., but don’t worry too much, he’s going to be OK. He’s still rich, just not as rich as he was before everybody learned what a lot of people already knew about his unorthodox masturbatory habits. Before, Louis was making his penis cry in front of non-receptive women, now he’s back at work doing stand up and making his eyes cry instead (metaphorically; sadly the penis crying was literal) by boo-hooing, and joking, about the consequences he suffered during his 11-month time out. According to Louis, it was hell. But really, it sounds more like it was Hell-Lite: All the wallowing and self pity of Hell Classic, but none of the damnation and torture! Continue reading
Much like a reverse bear situation, Louis C.K. emerged from his self-imposed nine-month hibernation at the end of the summer to test the waters and see if the temperature was right for a comeback. The response was mixed: his first stand-up performance at The Comedy Cellar in August opened and closed with a standing ovation, but it also saw a few audience members and people on the outside feeling like the jokes were tone-deaf and didn’t address the reason why he was away in the first place.
Louis must have only heard the applause and left the Comedy Cellar pumping his fist into the air like John Bender at the end of The Breakfast Club. Because about a month later, he’s played another show that tip-toed around the elephant in the room.
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.