Parkland Survivors Respond After Comedian Louis C.K. Mocks Them in New Stand-Up Routine

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Disgraced comedian Louis C.K. has hit another roadblock in his attempted comeback following his admission to a slew of sexual misconduct allegations in 2017. After a bootleg recording of the comedian’s latest stand-up routine leaked online late Sunday, some critics are saying he’s gone too far.

In one clip circulating on Twitter, C.K. laments a younger generation that has become politically active in recent years. The comedian poked fun at the concept of gender identity before weighing in on the recent wave of teenagers who survived a school shooting and then became involved in politics.

“You should be crazy! You should be unhinged,” C.K. said of his wishes for young people. “Not in a suit saying, ‘I’m here to tell…’ F**k you!

“You’re not interesting because you went to a high school where kids got shot,” he added. “Why does that mean I have to listen to you? Why does that make you interesting?”

Listen to the leaked audio below:

“You didn’t get shot, you pushed some fat kid in the way, and now I’ve got to listen to you talking?” he said at the end of the clip.

C.K.’s brand of comedy has long been irreverent and offensive, but his new material is drawing harsh condemnation from some. Earlier reports of his new routine were mocked as an apparent attempt to garner sympathy for his financial situation after allegations of sexual misconduct against him came to light.

The leaked jokes were widely criticized on Twitter:

But in addition to drawing condemnation from a larger audience on Twitter, C.K. received some feedback from the very people he was mocking. A number of students from Parkland and members of the March for Our Lives commented on the comic’s new bit, and they aren’t laughing.

“He must be really intimidated by us kids,” Sofie Whitney wrote.

“We’ve worked with plenty of comedians who have talked about us in a genuine, hilarious way,” March for Our Lives co-founder Delaney Tarr tweeted. “This is just being a dick.”

Fred Guttenberg, who’s 14-year-old daughter, Jaime, was killed in the shooting, challenged C.K. to come to his home and try to tell his new jokes.

Outside of a small number of stand-up sets, C.K. has remained largely out of the public eye since admitting to misconduct in 2017. But his latest attempt at a comeback seems to be backfiring spectacularly.

Responses

  1. Thanks, Louis C K for pointing out the politicization of a tragic situation. Hogg and his handlers are the morons that chose to make this all about themselves and are to blame for turning this into a circus.

    1. By “politicization” are you meaning expecting ANY action from politicians? The lesson from Sandy Hook was clear. 20 DEAD children & adults was simply the price we pay for worshiping gun ownership over American lives. The Parkland students wanted elective officials to be aware they were not okay with that. It’s too late for action to prevent the killing of 17 at Parkland. How do you criticize individuals who wanted to prevent YOUR family and YOUR friends from the same fate?

      1. It’s all about mental health and recognizing who needs the help. Not about preening in front of television cameras.

  2. Are there ANY real comedians left? To answer my own question….no. They think getting political will save their failing careers. This time this jerk and his schtick is unforgivable.

    1. Would like to know who (by their 3 down votes) thinks this moron was funny. Shame on you.

      1. The problem with up/downvotes is they are anonymous, just like the elections.

        1. I know but still got some pleasure,small as it is, for chastising them. The comedians who saw comedy in everyday things ….well they are no more. George Carlin was smart and funny.

          1. George was a inimitable classic.

            Chastising the anonymous is like shouting at the sky. No rational adult does that.

            On the other hand, the internet makes so many braver than they actually are in real life. e.g. I doubt that WideAss Clown would get away with his comments in person without breaks and contusions…and that’s just from the women. I wonder if he’s ever actually touched one. (who wasn’t a relative)

          2. LOL.., Screw you know I love reading your posts, but lots of ASSumptions about an anonymous poster from a guy that hides behind the user name Screwtape. Has WidestanceRepublican ever revealed their sex? Why are you assuming they are male?

          3. Speaking of asses, how do we know YOU are really named Phyllis Softa or a woman?

        2. IJR votes do not have to be anonymous. When the new format was introduced, the poster could click on the NUMBER and the voters’ user names would appear. It did not indicate how they voted, but it provided how many votes were cast—if the number was 1, and 5 names appeared, you could determine that 3 voted up and 2 down. IJR apparently made the decision to block the information from us.

        3. Up and down votes are only anonymous to the public, IJR sees and know who voted. The problem with up and down voting is that if you give someone a down vote IJR takes a point off of your points. In other words IJR censors an opinion.

      2. It could be any member even though they may have never made a comment. And their down votes may not indicate that they think Louis C.K. is funny. The down votes mean that more people did not like your comment that those that did.

    2. Apparently the majority have been driven away by fear of SJWs or the social-outrage mob. q.v. Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart. I hate to think people like George Carlin, Rodney Dangerfield, etc. would NEVER have succeeded in today’s climate.

      1. If Carlin & Dangerfield were alive, would you want them to succeed if they were exposed as repeated sexual assaulters? Bill Cosby was funny & successful until exposed, and you were okay with ending his success. Cosby’s parenthood stand-up routines were hilarious because he depicted exactly what occurred in our homes. Where did you get the idea Senfeld & Hart have been driven away? Hart isn’t hosting the Oscars, but he made no suggestion he is not working. Jerry is touring in 2019.

        1. You appear to know a lot about people who don’t know you exist. Vicarious living perhaps?

    1. Well, Phoenix, apparently 2 IJR voters want to hire Louis KC. I am not one of them.

      1. I think its humorous that IJR posters think he will be raked over the coals just for this. As if no one else ever made a joke about the parkland survivors.

        Louis CK was unemployed because of his sexual misconduct. He was in the doghouse well before this and its where he will stay well after.

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