Louis C.K. He unexpectedly returned to the stage on Monday in his first live stand-up performance after admitting to sexual misconduct last November.
The former Louie star shocked audiences at Comedy Cellar in New York City He set the stage for an advertised set at the famous venue where he performed frequently The New York Times reported
The comic was reportedly released around 11pm and delivered a set of "typical Louis CK stuff," comedy cell-maker Noam Dworman told The Times . "It sounded as if he had tried to work out new material, almost like every time in the last 10 years, he would come in at the beginning of a new act."
Not included in his material was a mention of his sexual misconduct scandal
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C.K. has remained largely under the radar – seemingly in a media exile – since he was accused in November of several women in a New York Times expose of sexual misconduct.
In the article five women defendant CK either to masturbate before them or masturbate without their consent before them
The 50-year-old comedian published a long statement the following day, in which he addressed the allegations for the first time. While the recent allegations date back to the 1990s, media speculation around CK's behavior began in 2012. However, the fivefold Emmy winner had repeatedly refused to counter rumors, despite the fact that they had gained more and more momentum over the years.
In his statement, which is fully read here, CK said of the prosecutor's reports, "These stories are true."
"At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay, because I never showed my tail to a woman without first asking, which is true. I learned later in life, too late That if you have the power over another person, the call to look at the tail is not a question, it is a difficult situation for them, "he wrote in part. "I have regretted my actions and I have tried to learn from them and to run from them, now I am aware of the extent of the impact of my actions."
Following the release of the exposé, and CK's subsequent admission, numerous media organizations joined him, including HBO, Netflix, FX – who released his hit comedy series Louie – and the film distributor The Orchard distanced from the release of CK's film, I Love You Daddy for which he directed and in which he played.
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