Between Kevin Spacey’s bizarre Frank Underwood video and Louis C.K.’s latest standup set, it looks as though Hollywood’s most notorious creepsters are ending 2018 the same way they began it:
By causing the whole world to cringe itself into oblivion.
As you may have heard, C.K. has been forcing his comedy on unsuspecting audiences in a way that’s uncomfortably reminiscent of the actions that got him in trouble in the first place.
It’s probably not the savviest strategy for a comeback, but maybe Louis felt an irresistible compulsion to show the world he’s still got it.
And by “it,” we mean the makings of the next big Fox News personality.
C.K. took the stage for a surprise performance at Governor’s Comedy Club on Long Island earlier this month, and audio of his set leaked on social media Sunday night.
The 51-year-old comic has always trafficked in shock humor, but based on his latest performance, we think it’s safe to say his time away from the spotlight has driven Louis insane.
He opened the set by complaining that he lost $35 million in one day following accusations that he forced several women to watch him masturbate.
It’s impossible to imagine how Louis thought such a “joke” was a good idea, but to be fair, he may have been preparing the audience for the horrors to come:
“I loved New York for 20 years, now I would rather be in Auschwitz. Honestly, I would,” C.K. said at one point.
From there, he turned his attention to non-binary people, saying:
“They tell you what to call them – ‘You should address me as they, them, because I identify as gender neutral.’ Oh okay, okay. ‘You should address me as there, because I identify as a location, and the location is your mother’s c–t.'”
But as appalling as the early part of C.K.’s set may have been, for many people, the lowest point came toward the end, when the comic shared his thoughts on the Parkland school shooting survivors.
“You’re not interesting because you went to a high school where kids got shot,” C.K. told the audience.
“Why does that mean I have to listen to you? How does that make you interesting? You didn’t get shot, you pushed some fat kid in the way!””
Needless to say, the reaction on social media has been less than ecstatic:
“17 people died at my high school, my friend’s brother watched his friends die in front of him. F–k you Louis,” tweeted one former Parkland student.
“I’m so embarrassed that I used to think he was funny,” wrote a former fan.
“This isn’t even doubling down. He just went full-on monster.”
We assume thousands of other people responded with 280 straight “yikes” emojis.
As with so many of his actions lately, it’s tough to imagine what Louis was thinking — unless it was his goal to prove that he’s still a jerk-off.