Louis CK Returns To Stage After #MeToo Allegations

There has already been a strong backlash against the comedian's appearance.

Louis CK has performed an unannounced set at a comedy club in New York for the first time since allegations of sexual misconduct were made against him last year, The New York Times reports.

In November 2017, five women came forward to state that CK had abused his position of power and acted in a sexually inappropriate way --with three accusers saying the comedian had masturbated in front of them.

Not long after these accounts surfaced, CK penned a letter that stated the stories from women were “true”.

As a result, CK's film I Love You Daddy was scrapped, as were planned projects with Netflix and FX.

The Times reported that CK performed last night at the Comedy Cellar, with club owner Noam Dworman confirming that the comic performed a “very relaxed” 15 minute set of “typical Louis CK stuff”.

“It sounded just like he was trying to work out some new material, almost like any time of the last 10 years he would come in at the beginning of a new act,” said Dworman.

There has already been a strong backlash against CK’s return to the stage both online and from audience members who accidentally attended the show.

Dworman told the Times that he was contacted by one comedy fan who pointed out it was unreasonable for CK to perform a “surprise set”.

“He wished he had known in advance, so he could’ve decided whether to have been there or not,” Mr Dworman said.

Twitter users have similarly expressed concerns that CK has been able to return to comedy with such ease.

Writer Seth Simons has called on comedians who perform at the Comedy Cellar regularly to "make it clear that Louis CK's return is not acceptable".

CK has not yet publicly commented on his return to stand up.

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