The disgraced comedian, who admitted to allegations of sexual misconduct less than a year ago, appeared unannounced (again) at the Comedy Cellar in New York (again) to perform a late-night Sunday set (again) on September 30.
According to a report from Gothamist, two people did walk out of the set (and as per the venue's new "swim at your own risk" policy, their tabs were picked up by the house), but C.K.'s reception was largely enthusiastic. An audience member told the publication that a couple of his jokes were "borderline," including a bit about Old Navy selling "boyfriend shirts" to 9-year-old girls and a bit about being touched by his doctor.
Page Six, meanwhile, claimed that he didn't address the allegations against him during his set, and even cracked, "I've been off for a while, 'cause everyone needs a break."
The Hollywood Reporter has since shared an audio recording of the response C.K. received when he first walked on to the stage. Listen to that below.
Listen to the reception Louis C.K. received when he returned to New York's Comedy Cellar for another surprise set late Sunday night: pic.twitter.com/7uBw846xIX— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) October 1, 2018
Once again, the backlash on Twitter has been swift and savage. See some of the responses to C.K.'s latest comeback attempt below.
Louis CK did another surprise drop-in set last night in NYC. Guess he hasn't been watching the Kavanaugh hearings during his "time out"— Alli Breen (@allibreen) October 1, 2018
Hey Louis C.K. , stay the fuck home. https://t.co/MNY4iPjicz— Christa Miller (@ChristaBMiller) October 2, 2018
when I think about all the clubs/shows I've been to scared to even HANG OUT AT because of the jungle of unspoken rules or intimidating bro vibes or real experiences that made me feel unwelcome...this infuriates me. Should I just start storming the castle? https://t.co/u9PWFb3i7E— Sara Schaefer (@saraschaefer1) October 1, 2018
"I will now step back and take a long time to listen." Step back farther and take longer Louis CK! https://t.co/xhDx5Gvr9U— Lauren Baker (@laurenbaker11) October 2, 2018
Or how about you just don't let Louis C.K. perform at your comedy club. Seriously, this is not that difficult.— Vasilis Drimalitis (@vasdrimalitis) October 2, 2018
"If any of our comedians masturbate in front of you, drinks are on us! That's the Comedy Cellar guarantee!"— Surreal Estate Agent (@NighswanderArt) October 2, 2018
OMG HOW KIND OF THEM TO TRAUMATIZE PEOPLE AND PICK UP THE CHECK!— Not Lisa (@Lisahhhh) October 2, 2018