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Rehabilitation after #MeToo: Is the public ready for a Louis C.K. comeback?




Louis C.K. performs on stage as The New York Comedy Festival and The Bob Woodruff Foundation present the 10th Annual Stand Up for Heroes event at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 1, 2016 in New York City.
Louis C.K. performs on stage as The New York Comedy Festival and The Bob Woodruff Foundation present the 10th Annual Stand Up for Heroes event at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 1, 2016 in New York City.
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Comedian Louis C.K. has returned to the stage for apparently the first time after he admitted to engaging in sexual misconduct.

He made an unannounced appearance Sunday night at the Comedy Cellar in New York City’s Greenwich Village. The club’s owner, Noam Dworman, told the New York Times he watched a video of the appearance. He says the 50-year-old was “very relaxed” and was greeted by an ovation from the audience. He says he performed “typical Louis C.K. stuff.”

Five women last November accused the comedian of inappropriate behavior. He released a statement in which he said the stories were true and he expressed remorse for his actions. The actions resulted in the end of a production deal with FX Networks and the cancellation of a movie release.

Were you surprised to learn that Louis C.K. re-emerged so quickly? Can C.K. be redeemed? What about Weinstein, Spacey, Roy Moore, Bill O’Reilly, Bill Cosby, Al Franken, among a long list of others. Should there be a permanent life sentence on someone who does something wrong? Is there a room for a comeback in the #MeToo movement? Call us at 866-893-5722 and weigh in.

With files from the Associated Press.

Guests:

Melena Ryzik, culture reporter for the New York Times, who has been reporting on Louis C.K.'s comeback; she was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for public service for reporting on workplace sexual harassment issues; she tweets @melenar

Dominic Patten, senior editor at the film and TV industry news site, Deadline



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