On Sunday night, Louis C.K. He has done what he has done in his career and has been on stage for an unannounced appearance at Comedy Cellar, the prestigious institution in New York's Greenwich Village. Before a sold out quantity, the C.K. A round of applause before starting a 15-minute set, the comedian appeared for the first time in almost 10 months after being exposed to numerous cases of sexual misconduct.
In a set full of bits about racism, parades and waiters tips – what Comedy Cellar owner Noah Dworman calls the New York Times "typically Louis CK stuff" – the comedian was "very relaxed" on his return to the public designated. However, what was not addressed was his admission of misconduct, which C.K. One of the many men facing the consequences of the #Metoo movement.
"I did not think it would happen so soon," Dworman told The Times, saying that a crowd member named the comedy cellar as opposed to the club that allowed CK to perform. "I thought he would be in a controlled environment for the first time, but he decided to just rip off the Band-Aid."
In November 2017, five women came to CK to share their stories about sexual misconduct CK's story goes back more than a decade ago, including cases of masturbating women. The day after the New York Times report, C.K. confirmed the charges.
"These stories are true", C.K. said in a statement last November. At the time, I told myself that what I did was O.K. because I have never shown a woman "his genitals" without first asking what is true. But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, the call to "look at your genitals" is not a question. It is a predicament for her.
The first allegations of sexual abuse and his admission one day later led to FX Networks ending their production with him, which essentially resulted in the release of "I Love You, Daddy" containing scenes of the kind of Behavior that was mentioned by the women who performed.
Although some loyal fans expressed happiness over his return, the majority of the response in the social media to CK's return has been widely met with criticism from comedians, writers, and journalists.
"Back through no demand, sex offenders Louis CK is doing more of his completely necessary and revolutionary observation comedy," noted comedy-poet Mitra Jouhari . "What a relief that this voice is back on stage."  It was a feeling shared by MAD magazine editor Allie Goertz, "I think people are growing and growing but this urgency to bring him (and others) back so quickly sends such a bad message, "she tweeted .
Others were somewhat explicit feelings of what CK's return to the #Metoo movement meant.
There was also anger at the comedy cellar because he allowed CK to stage a stage to play so soon after his admission of sexual misconduct.
Dworman said that Times he understood why people were mad at him.
"I'm very worried about my customers," he said. "Every complaint passes through me like a knife and I worry about doing the right thing."
However, Dworman said, "There can not be a permanent life sentence for someone doing something wrong."
Set follows Aziz Ansari She returned to shows in several cities, seven months after a story on Babe.net regarding the experience of an unnamed woman with the comedian after a date.
A longtime gathering place for him, the Comedy Cellar was a likely place for CK's unexpected return to the public. The front of the club was prominent in the introduction to "Louie," his FX show that aired from 2010 to 2015.
It's unclear what's next for CK when the fallen star is working on comedy on new material. Cellar is emblematic of something much bigger, which may happen next year. In his autobiography 2016 "Louis C.K. and Philosophy: You Will not Get bored," C.K. detailing how he would work in smaller clubs, such as the Comedy Cellar, until he was ready to produce a new show for that year. The Sunday show could not be any different, Dworman said.
"It sounded like he was trying to work on new material, almost like every time in the last 10 years, when he would appear at the beginning of a new act," Dworman told The Times.
In his November statement, CK said he was happy to have a career that allowed him to say anything he wanted
"I'll take a step back now and take a long time to listen," he said then.
With his return to the stage, the time of listening might be over.
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