Louis C.K. Opens up About His ‘weird Year’ in Stand-up Appearance, Report Says
Louis C.K. cracked jokes about his own sexual harassment scandal and recent gaffe about Parkland during a show in California on Wednesday night.
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“I like to jerk off, and I don’t like being alone,” the embattled comic quipped to the packed San Jose Improv Comedy Club — where he received a standing ovation as he took the stage, The Daily Beast reported.
The cringe-inducing joke was a nod to C.K.’s admission last year that he masturbated in front of women without their consent.
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He didn’t stop there.
During Wednesday’s show, he also channeled a controversial gag from December that mocked the survivors of the Parkland massacre in Florida.
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“If you ever need people to forget that you jerked off, what you do is you make a joke about kids that got shot,” he told the packed house in San Jose.
C.K. wasn’t shy about acknowledging that his career has been mired in controversy for more than a year after he copped to sexual misconduct.
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“You’ve read the worst possible things you could read about a person, about me, and you’re here,” he told the crowd before explaining, “The whole point of comedy is to say things that you shouldn’t say. That’s the entire point.”At the show’s halfway point, the 51-year-old funnyman joked about 9/11, telling a story about how after boarding a plane, a woman asked him to move so she could sit by her husband — who was motioning “no.”
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“I didn’t know what to do. I don’t wanna upset him. But I don’t wanna sit with his f–king wife. So I just got off the plane,” C.K. said. “And then the plane took off. And it hit the World Trade Center.”
The gag drew some laughter — and a lot of groans, the Daily Beast said.
Guests were required to leave their phones in sealed cases that could only be unlocked in the lobby.
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Before the show, a group of protesters picketed outside the San Jose club, yelling “Shame!” and “Louis C.K. has go to go!”
This article originally appeared on Page Six.
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