Louis CK announces first major tour dates since admitting sexual misconduct
Late Wednesday, comedian Louis CK announced a 30-city stand-up tour – his first big gigs since admitting multiple cases of sexual misconduct in 2017.
The former TV comedy star Louie announced dates on its website from mid-August in New York to December. He will also perform in Ukraine, Germany, Denmark and Romania in early 2022.
The comedian has kept a low profile since November 2017, when he admitted detailed allegations by five women.
Its TV shows, a comedy special and a movie were scrapped as Hollywood distanced itself at the height of the #MeToo movement that denounces the inappropriate behavior of powerful men.
CK did a handful of small gigs at New York City comedy clubs in late 2018, but encountered protests and a few walkouts. He also performed several times across Canada, including in venues in Toronto and Winnipeg the following year.
In many of these shows, he prohibited the audience from recording or taking notes during his performance. Despite the rule, some of his jokes came out – including the remark that his audience was lucky the whole world didn’t know their secret “thing”, as everyone knew his.
“My thing is, I like to masturbate and I don’t like being alone,” he concluded.
Some other celebrities, including Dave Chapelle and Chris Rock, have supported his right to a second chance.
In 2020 he released a special stand-up Sincerely Louis CK on its website.