Louis CK is in disgrace in so many ways, and while comedians have often found humor in shocking and sorrowful current events, the combination of CK's lack of credibility and the extraordinary tastelessness of his jokes about the activism of the survivors of the Parkland high school shooting are a bridge too far.
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“He proceeded to take all of his clothes off, and get completely naked, and started masturbating,” says one victim. Five women who spoke to the New York Times say comedian and filmmaker Louis CK's behavior with them crossed a line to sexual misconduct. Read the rest “5 women accuse Louis C.K. of sexually abusive behavior in NYT report”
Louis CK regrets comparing Donald Trump to Hitler. But on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight, he says he won't take it back, and has some ripe new words for President Trump. Read the rest “Louis C.K. breaks silence on Trump to call him a 'Gross Crook Dirty Rotten Lying Sack Of...'”
Comedy genius Louis CK just emailed his fan list (I'm sure as hell on it) the summer and early fall dates of his 2016 tour.
Go here to buy tickets. In LA, he's playing Inglewood! The hood! Holy shit, I'm going to THAT show. Read the rest “Louis CK announces 2016 comedy standup tour dates in US, Europe”
Everyone, just shut up and give them all your money: Louis C.K., who hosted Saturday Night Live in New York City in the midst of Sandy's chaos, and Long Island native Jerry Seinfeld are both planning separate comedy shows to benefit storm victims. Louis C.K.'s two shows will take place on Staten Island, one of the hardest hit areas of New York, on November 17 at St. George Theatre. Tickets are currently being sold through his site, and he urges everyone to ignore any possible scalpers.
Seinfeld, who was served lunch by my very own grandmother when he attended Massapequa High School, will be adding an additional Long Island show for December 19 at the NYCB Theatre in Westbury as part of his December tour. All proceeds will benefit Sandy victims, as well as the earnings from last night's show at Brooklyn College and the newly-scheduled December 6 show at St. George Theatre.
While it's not exactly a surprise that two comedians with incredibly strong ties to New York would want to do something to give back, it's still always nice to report that celebrities have hearts. In case you needed a reminder.
Photo credit: St. George Theatre
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