At the height of the #MeToo movement in 2017, several women accused comedian Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct for exposing himself and masturbating in front of them, which he confirmed was true. In light of the accusations, the premiere of his film, I Love you, Daddy, was canceled. And like other powerful, predatory men, C.K. was canceled too— for a time. But just nine months later, in August, he returned to stand-up with a gig at Greenwich Village’s Cellar Club.
Now, C.K. is back performing comedy and any signs of remorse for his toxic behavior are gone. A leaked tape of C.K.’s comedy show at Governor’s Comedy Club in Levittown, New York earlier this month reveals a hateful set based on tearing down vulnerable people. After bemoaning the fact that he had a bad year because he was exposed as a sexual predator, C.K. went after various groups of people including gender non-conforming and nonbinary people, according to Variety.
“They’re like royalty. They tell you what to call them. You should address me, as ‘they them’ Because I identify as gender neutral,’” C.K. said of young people while lisping.
“Okay, you should address me as ‘there’ because I identify as a location, and that location is your mother’s cunt. It doesn’t have to be that nasty, but it can be," he added.
If it weren’t enough that C.K. went after gender nonconforming young people, he then slammed underaged survivors of school shootings.
“You’re not interesting because you went to a high school where kids got shot,” C.K. said. “Why does that mean I have to listen to you? How does that make you interesting? You didn’t get shot. You pushed some fat kid in the way. Now I gotta listen to you talking?”
As revealed on the tape, C.K. continued to bash various groups of people defending his attack of others by saying that he’d already lost everything.
“What are you going to do, take away my birthday? My life is over. I don’t give a shit,” C.K. said.
Among his litany of nasty assertions, C.K. compared penis size among black, Asian, and white people, skewered “retarded” people, and called his doctor a “Jewish fa**ot.”