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Controversial comedian Louis C.K. slated to perform in Albany

Controversial comedian Louis C.K. slated to perform in Albany

Brings his stand-up comedy to The Egg on March 10
Controversial comedian Louis C.K. slated to perform in Albany
Louis C.K.
Photographer: Angela Lewis/The New York Times

Louis C.K. will return to Albany. The controversial comedian’s March 10 show was added to The Egg’s schedule on Monday. 

When The Gazette asked about the show, Peter Lesser, the executive director, said that The Egg is not presenting the performance. It’s part of the “Guest Comedy Series” and is being brought in by Upfront Incorporated. 

Louis C.K. was a leading figure in comedy, with eight-stand up specials and six Emmy Awards with a sitcom called “Louie.” However, 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. C.K. admitted to the allegations and took a break from comedy. 

He started performing again less than a year after the allegations were made. C.K. often announced shows shortly before they began, as he did last year when he performed at the Funny Bone Comedy Club in Albany. The show was announced the morning he was slated to perform and sold out quickly.  

The comedian’s March 10 show is scheduled for 8 p.m. in the Hart Theatre. As The Egg’s website states, there is a strict “phone-free” policy and all attendees must use Yondr phone cases. 

“Upon arrival at the venue, all phones and smart watches will be secured in Yondr cases that will be opened at the end of the event. Guests maintain possession of their phones at all times, and can access their phones throughout the show at designated Phone Use Areas in the venue. All phones will be re-secured in Yondr cases before returning to the performance space.”

Tickets are $50.75. For more info visit theegg.org

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