Comedian Louis C.K. made a surprise appearance at the New York City club Comedy Cellar on Sunday night, marking his first stand-up performance since five women leveled sexual misconduct allegations against him.
The set consisted of "typical Louis C.K. stuff", Noam Dworman, the owner of the club, told the Times. He did not, however, mention the events that led to his exodus from the comedy word.
But does Louis C.K. deserve a meaningful redemption as a comedian? It seems he has come back to a comedy community that also has a long way to go.
Although Dworman said he cares about 'doing the right thing, ' he believes he is in a hard position.
"I didn't think it was going to happen as soon as it did", he told the newspaper. CK's return to the stage will be seen as an early test of whether audiences are willing to forgive him for his misdeeds. "And I care about doing the right thing", continued Dworman. He is, by any account, fantastically rich, and privileged enough to have fans who greeted him "warmly" at the Comedy Cellar, according to the Times.
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"It sounded just like he was trying to work out some new material", Dworman said, adding it was just like any other night over the past decade, where the comedian would just decide to pop in for a few minutes.
But since the show, there have been plenty of comments both condemning and supporting his return. Louis C.K. acknowledged the accusations were true and apologized.
While it remains unclear what comes next for C.K., seeing the fallen star working on new material at the Comedy Cellar is emblematic of something much larger potentially happening in the next year. The Sunday show might not be any different, Dworman said.
"Will take heat for this but people have to be allowed to serve their time and move on with their lives", Black said.
Either he is completely oblivious (which means his "long time to listen" has not almost been long enough) or he is smirking and rolling his eyes after waiting in a time-out for as long as seemed necessary from a PR standpoint.