Comedy Cellar, QED Astoria, Gotham Comedy Club, and New York Comedy Club have formed the New York Comedy Club Coalition and are asking Governor Cuomo to allow NYC clubs to reopen with reduced capacity and safety precautions, like restaurants...
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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The applause had barely died down at Comedy Cellar, where Louis C.K. had done a surprise performance earlier the same week, when Cellar regular and Jim Gaffigan tourmate Ted Alexandro asked the crowd, "what, does a guy have to be convicted of sexual assault to get an extended ovation?"