Louis C.K. wanted to stage a comeback. But leaked audio of a gig he did may derail those plans.
The besieged comedian, who admitted to sexual misconduct last year amid the #MeToo wave, made light of the Parkland shooting during a set earlier this month.
Expletive-laden bootleg video was reportedly recorded Dec. 19 at Governor’s Comedy Club in Levittown, New York.
In the recording, Louis C.K. (real name Louis Szekely) makes fun of today’s youth and how different they are from his generation.
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“They testify in front of Congress, these kids? What are they doing? You’re young! You should be crazy! You should be unhinged! Not in a suit… You’re not interesting. Because you went to a high school where kids got shot? Why does that mean I have to listen to you? Why does that make you interesting? You didn’t got shot. You pushed some fat kid in the way, and now I’ve got to listen to you talking?”
He also goes on to make fun of of high school shootings in general.
“People get upset [about their deaths] because they’re young ... everyone’s going to die.”
Students and parents affected by Florida’s deadliest school shooting took to Twitter early Monday to opine on the 51-year-old’s latest bit.
“No, it’s not my job to police comedy just because I find it offensive. Comedy is supposed to be offensive. My feelings have no place in it,” March for Our Lives co-founder Cameron Kasky tweeted. “Yes, Louis is an ass for the jokes he’s making which sucks cause he used to be really funny and not just a professional jerk.”
In a second tweet, Kasky praised Louis C.K’s former FX show “Louie” before adding that he had become more of a “Milo-style provocateur as opposed to just a non-PC comedian.”
“Hey Louis CK - since you like making fun of me and other Parkland survivors behind closed doors, I’m right here if you want to talk,” tweeted Stoneman Douglas student activist Aalayah Eastmond. “Just try to keep it in your pants, ok?”
Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter Jaime was among those killed at Stoneman Douglas, also tweeted his disapproval.
“To anyone who knows Louis CK, please deliver this message for me,” Guttenberg wrote. “My daughter was killed in the Parkland shooting. My son ran from the bullets. My wife and I deal with loss everyday. Why don’t you come to my house and try out your new pathetic jokes?”
Louis C.K.’s politically incorrect rant also includes a bit on gender neutrality and children who are “retarded,” considered an offensive term for mentally challenged people.