He appeared at around 11pm and dressed in a black V-neck shit and gray trousers, performed a set of 'typical Louis C.K stuff, ' including racism, tipping waitresses and parades, Noam Dworman, the owner of the Comedy Cellar, told the Times. He did not, however, mention the events that led to his exodus from the comedy word.
"It sounded just like he was trying to work out some new material", Dworman said, adding it was just like any other night over the past decade, where the comedian would just decide to pop in for a few minutes.
Cable television network FX, a unit of 21st Century Fox, also severed its ties with CK and Time Warner's TBS network said it was suspending production on upcoming animated comedy The Cops, which CK co-created and was due to star in. I had thought that the first time he'd go on would be in a more controlled environment. Mo Amer, another comic on the bill, told the Times that C.K.'s set was "like, classic Louis, really really good". But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look" at your genitals "isn't a question. But he made a decision to just rip the Band-Aid off'.
It was a sentiment echoed by MAD Magazine editor Allie Goertz. His return to the stage isn't sitting well with many people on Twitter, though. I didn't think that I was doing any of that because my position allowed me not to think about it'. "I care about my customers very much", Dworman said about letting the comedian take the stage. "He showed up and now we're thrown into it and we hope it turns out OK".
"I will now step back and take a long time to listen", he said at the time.
A longtime haunt of C.K.'s, the Comedy Cellar was a likely place for his unexpected return to the public eye.