Chased off the world stage in November 2017 after allegations from multiple female comics that he’d either masturbated in front of them, asked to do so, or did so over the phone, the returned Louis railed against political correctness before an appreciative audience.
On a roll about how younger people today are “boring” and barrelling past the unspoken too-soon rule of tragedy-related comedy, Louis mocked survivors of the Parkland high-school shooting who’ve emerged from the tragedy to become spokespeople against gun violence.
“You’re not interesting because you went to a high school where kids got shot,” the comic said. “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?”
In the recording, initially published on YouTube and taken down, the comic’s expletive-laced routine challenged the replacement of the word “retarded” with “intellectually challenged,” relative penis sizes of various races and gender neutrality.
”They’re like royalty,” Louis said, “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***.”
The comedian’s unheralded comeback gigs follow roughly a year since FX Networks axed his hit comedy “Louie” and cut ties with him, and his film distributor canceled the release of “I Love You Daddy,” his feature film.
He’d acknowledged the claims against him were true in a statement that read in part, “The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly.”