NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — A little more than a month after performing a surprise stand up comedy set at New York’s Comedy Cellar, Louis C.K. returned to the club’s stage on Sunday night for a second surprise performance.
According to the New York Times, the club this time gave patrons an out, offering them a chance to leave with their bill paid for if they were uncomfortable with a drop-in performer.
According to the Huffington Post, several members of the audience took them up on the offer when they realized Louis C.K. was performing.
The Huffington Post noted that the audience who stuck around seemed generally receptive to Louis C.K.’s routine, though some in the audience were made uncomfortable by jokes he told about his daughter.
It was Louis C.K.’s return performance at the club since he dropped in on August 26th for an unannounced show. On the same day, he also performed a surprise gig at Governor’s Comedy Club in Levittown.
In November, Louis C.K. was accused of masturbating in front of several female colleagues. After the women came forward, he immediately admitted that the allegations were true and expressed remorse for his actions.
However, he faced heavy backlash for his behavior, and The Orchard canceled a movie distribution deal for his film, “I Love You, Daddy.” FX ended it’s television production deal, as did Netflix, who pulled the plug on a planned comedy special.
HBO went as far as to edit him out of a “Night of Too Many Stars” a comedy benefit, and his publicist Lewis Kay dropped him as well.
Since the scandal broke, he has largely remained of the public eye.