The unofficial Louis C.K. comeback tour has gone international.
According to Deadline, the self-sullied stand-up performed an hourlong set at Paris’ Theatre De L’Oeuvre on November 6. His participation at the French theater’s New York comedy night is his first major comedic outing since admitting to sexually harassing five of his former female staffers last fall.
The closing performance also comes on the heels of his mini-tour of New York’s hottest comedy clubs—the West Side Comedy Club, Caroline’s and the Comedy Cellar—last week. According to the New York Times, the crowd at the Comedy Cellar “greeted him warmly, with an ovation even before he began” staging his material.
French sports journalist Valerie Amarou, an attendee of the Paris show, had a different reaction to C.K.— despite live-tweeting the positive reception he received at the conclusion of his Comedy Night act.
“Nothing to add except WAOUUUU,” she said, as translated by Google Translate. “The guy in green is #LouisCK, it was in Paris, and it was terrible.”
Rien à ajouter à part WAOUUUU. Le mec en vert c’est #LouisCK, c’était à Paris, et c’était terrible 🙌🙌 thx for all @THEATREdlOEUVRE @DemaisonFx @AuroreGogo @SmarxMarx #NYCN 💓 pic.twitter.com/LF22luAoly
— Valérie Amarou (@ValerieAmarou) November 6, 2018
The Louie star’s fall from grace began last November, when The New York Times published a report detailing the accounts of five women who each described incidents of sexual harassment. But since late August, he’s been performing new material, occasionally commenting on the misconduct.
According to his website, C.K. does not have any other upcoming live performances scheduled.