Louis C.K. returned to the stage at New York's Comedy Cellar. It was the comedian's second gig after he had been accused of sexual misconduct.
The 51-year-old mostly received a warm welcome from the audience. According to a source, only a few women walked out of the venue.
Other patrons also exited the venue politely. The controversial comedian recently shied away from the spotlight after a New York Times piece had revealed that he harassed five women.
Louis C.K.'s Sexual Misconduct
According to the New York Times article, he masturbated in front of the women in November 2017. He has admitted that the allegation is true. After his admission, HBO, Netflix, and FX backed out from projects with the comedian.
Last August, he had an appearance at the same Manhattan comedy club. In his first gig following the issues against him, two people from the audience reported that he made a joke about rape whistle. Notably, he did not make any comment or address the controversies surrounding him in both gigs.
Comedy Cellar Stand-Up
In his recent stand-up, the comedian also stated that he has been absent for quite some time because just like everyone, he needed a little break. After the previous surprise appearance, the club instigated a full-refund policy for its audience.
"If an unannounced appearance is not your cup of tea, you are free to leave (unobtrusively please) no questions asked, your check on the house," reads a disclaimer upon ticket purchase.
Noam Dworman, the club's owner, said that he did not know of C.K.'s gig in August and was still hesitant about his return to the club. However, it is still unclear whether or not he knew about the comedian's appearance on Sept. 29.
"Somehow I don't think he's going to be back tomorrow, but when he decides that he really wants to go into this with two feet, I'm hoping that he'll take about it with me so it can be done in a way that people feel it's not dismissive of the seriousness of what he's accused of," said the owner.