Louis CK Returns To Stand Up Just 10 Months After Sexual Misconduct Scandal

Just 10 months removed from a career-ruining scandal surrounding gross allegations of sexual misconduct, Louis CK has reportedly made a very quiet return to performing stand up in New York City.

CK made an unannounced appearance at New York’s famed Comedy Cellar club on Sunday night, dropping into the 11pm show to perform a reported 15-minute set, which was greeted by an ovation from the crowd that began even before he took the stage.

The performance is the first time CK has appeared and performed publicly since admitting to the misconduct allegations levelled against him by five women last November, which came at the crest of the #MeToo movement.

The women, some of which were performers themselves, accused CK of a raft of misconduct which included masturbating in front of them.

In the wake of the scandal, CK was dropped from his development deal by US cable channel FX, and the release of his pending feature film I Love You, Daddy was cancelled entirely.

CK subsequently issued a statement in response to the allegations, admitting everything that was said was true, confirming a long-held industry-known “open secret” amongst the comedy community.

CK’s performance at the Comedy Cellar – before a crowd of just over 100 – did not address his allegations and was, according to club owner Noam Dwarman, “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.

10 months, hey.

10 measly months.

That’s all.