Update: Louis C.K. has performed only “a smattering of stand-up shows” since attacking Parkland survivors. He no longer posts the dates or time of his shows publicly. In May 2019 it was reported the “comedian” is trying to ban phones at his shows and force audience members to sign a disclaimer saying they will not share what he says in any form. The legality of the disclaimer has been questioned.
An audio recording has emerged of a performance given by discredited comedian Louis C.K. at the Governor’s Comedy Club in Levittown, New York in December 2018 in which he mocked survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
In the segment, Louis C.K. attacked the surviving students from Parkland, Florida for advocating for tougher gun laws after the tragedy. “Testify in front of Congress, these kids, what the f***? What are you doing?” said C.K. “Cause you went to a high school where kids got shot, why does that mean I have to listen to you? Why does that make you interesting? You didn’t get shot. You pushed some fat kid in the way and now I gotta listen to you talking?“
The owner of Governor’s Comedy Club, James Dolce, defended C.K. and his “joke” about the Parkland students. “He played to standing ovations for all six shows [at my clubs],” Dolce said. “He’s a comic genius. He’s the top, a legend in the business.” Asked if he’d book C.K. again, Dolce said, “Sure. Without a doubt.”
Louis C.K. is attempting to rehabilitate his career after it was revealed he engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct around female colleagues for years.
Please contact Governor’s Comedy Club owner James Dolce through one of the channels listed below and give him the following message, personalized to your liking:
This message is for owner James Dolce. I was absolutely disgusted to learn about Louis C.K.’s attack on the surviving Parkland students during a performance at the Levittown location of the Governor’s Comedy Club in December 2018. It’s repugnant that you are still paying this man to perform after it was revealed he has been engaging in inappropriate sexual conduct around female comedians/writers for years. That you are now giving him a platform to attack teenagers who survived a mass shooting—a tragedy that stole the lives of 17 people they knew and cared about—is even worse. I’m assuming you believe you can continue to host this cruel misogynist without repercussions, but that is going to change. If you give Louis C.K. a stage again—at ANY of your comedy clubs in New York—I will be organizing a live protest at the venue that will continue until you cease doing business with him entirely. I will also be organizing a letter-writing campaign to Newsday and other New York papers to expose and condemn the hate you are sponsoring. Your name is on this now, Dolce. No more hiding. I will be watching your actions very closely and responding accordingly. When you attack our nation’s best and brightest, you attack all of us.
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