Dave Chappelle's two-week Broadway run at the Lunt Fontanne Theater began on Tuesday (after a surprise Comedy Cellar set) and so far, in addition to his stand-up set, shows have included a second hour that was improvised based off audience questions. If you think the fancy digs of the Lunt Fontanne might have him playing it safe, think again.
”We would first like to apologize to our community and staff for what occurred,” Brooklyn Bazaar, who hosted Skankfest, writes, ”and we would also like to apologize to the Music Department because they have put a lot of effort into making Brooklyn Bazaar a safe space with diverse programming.”
Not only has Louis C.K. banned cell phones from his controversial comeback shows (including a run of eight coming up in Minneapolis), he's gone one step further with a threatening copyright notice for attendees
”When he performs at the Comedy Cellar and people get all irate, if nothing else, care about his daughters,” Janeane Garofalo said about Louis CK, who she insists has ”been my friend since 1985, and I think he has suffered.”
Greenwich Village comedy club Comedy Cellar once again found itself the subject of criticism after hosting a fundraiser for sexual violence and domestic assault prevention organizations Raliance and No More, two days after another surprise appearance from Louis C.K.
"I need to make jokes because I need an income," Louis CK said at Monday night's Comedy Cellar show, his first being listed on the bill in advance since his "return" to stand-up comedy after admitting to sexual misconduct.
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