Controversial comedian Louis C.K. is slated to perform a sold-out show tonight at the Funny Bone Comedy Club in Crossgates Mall. The show was first announced on the club’s website this morning.
Louis C.K. was once a top figure on the national comedy scene. He had eight stand-up specials, six Emmy Awards and a sitcom "Louie."
But in 2017, the New York Times published a story in which five women accused the comedian of masturbating in front of them without their consent. Shortly after the story was published, his film, “I Love You, Daddy,” was pulled from theaters by its distributor. C.K. admitted to the allegations and took a break from comedy, saying that he would "take a long time to listen," in a statement.
The comedian began performing again last summer, less than a year after the allegations were made. He often announces shows shortly before they start, as is the case with the show tonight.
Some comedy clubs have denied his request to perform. Wende Curtis, the owner of Comedy Works in Denver, turned down an offer from Louis C.K. to perform last month, according to the Denver Post.
Most recently at a show in Long Island, C.K. mocked survivors of the Parkland shooting. In a leaked audio recording, the comedian can be heard saying "Why does that make you interesting? You didn’t get shot. You pushed some fat kid in the way, and now I've got to listen to you talking?"
The Funny Bone show starts at 8 p.m. For more information visit albany.funnybone.com.