Louis CK, whose ties to the Upper West Side include having owned an apartment at The Apthorp, sending his daughter to The Center School at 100 West 84th Street, and performing at both The Beacon Theatre and Stand Up New York, has returned to the stand up stage.
CK recently appeared unannounced at The Comedy Cellar at 117 MacDougal Street. He made no onstage mention, however, of his recent sexual misconduct admissions, which has stirred up a bit more controversy. And he actually received a standing ovation from the crowd.
Back in November of 2017, Louis CK was accused of inappropriately touching himself in front of multiple female comics. He admitted to these allegations and apologized for his actions, but many, understandably, did not find his apology sincere nor sufficient. He did however lose his deals with HBO, Netflix and FX.
According to a report by the NY Times, though, CK is now getting a lot of support from the comedy crowd; both performers and club owners.
But, there has obviously been lots of criticism since his return, which will undoubtedly proliferate if and when he performs again.