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Louis C.K. announces first major tour since sexual misconduct scandal

Comedian Louis C.K., whose career was derailed in 2017 due to several accusations of sexual misconduct, is due to make his return to stand-up comedy in a nationwide tour beginning on August 13, 2021.

Appearing in 30 cities, including New York, San Diego, Detroit, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and more, the tour will kick off in the Hulu theatre at Madison Square Garden next week and go on until December 11 when the tour ends in the Orpheum Theater in Boston.

Releasing a comedy special in 2020 where he made light of his sexual misconduct allegations, C.K. jokingly asked his audience, “How was your last couple of years? How was 2018 and 2019 for you guys? Anybody else get in global amounts of trouble?”.

Continuing, he stated, “I learned a lot. I learned how to eat alone in a restaurant with people giving me the finger from across the room”. 

The accusations themselves came in 2017 when multiple women stated that C.K. masturbated in front of them. Detailed in a report from the New York Times, comedians Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov detailed that C.K. invited them to his hotel room before stripping naked and masturbating. In addition to this, Rebecca Corry also told the Times that in 2005 the comedian allegedly asked her to follow him to the dressing room and watch him masturbate. 

In the wake of the industry scandal, C.K. reported suffering from severe mental health effects, claiming in 2018 that the fallout had taken him through “hell and back”. 

Whilst tour dates conclude in the US, international shows in Ukraine, Denmark, Germany and Romania are also set to take place in 2022.

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