×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Louis C.K. Stirs Outrage With Jokes About Parkland Shooting Survivors, Gender Identity Issues

Disgraced comedian Louis C.K. has stirred more outrage after taking aim at Parkland shooting survivors and gender identity concerns in a recent set at a comedy club on Long Island.

A 48-minute audio recording of C.K. surfaced late Sunday on YouTube. It was described as a set delivered Dec. 16 at Governor’s Comedy Club in Levittown.

C.K. starts the set by noting that he’s had a rough time in the 14 months since multiple women came forward accusing him of sexual harassment and misconduct. C.K. acknowledged the truth of the claims made in a New York Times expose in November 2017.

“Ever have an entire year that sucks 365 s— c— days in a row?” C.K. asks the crowd.

Among C.K.’s most incendiary comments are aimed at the survivors of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last February that left 17 people dead in Parkland, Fla. C.K. said he was generally unimpressed by the younger generation now that he is 51, calling them “boring.”

“You’re not interesting because you went to a high school where kids got shot,” C.K. said. “Why does that mean I have to listen to you? How does that make you interesting. You didn’t get shot. You pushed some fat kid in the way. Now I gotta listen to you talking?”

Parkland survivor Aalayah Eastmond, who testified before Congress earlier this year called out C.K. for his remarks via Twitter on Monday.

C.K. also expressed dismay about new attitudes toward gender identity and the emergence of new norms for gender pronouns. He delivered a few lines with a stereotypical lisp that is sure to draw the ire of LGBT activists.

“They tell you what to call them. ‘You should address me as they them because I identify as gender neutral,’ ” he said. ” ‘You should address me as there because I identify as a location and the location is your mother’s c—.’ “

C.K. also riffed at length about “retarded” people, the difference in penis size among black, white and Asian men, and he used a gay slur in a referring to his doctor as “an old f—— Jewish f–.”

As the set continues, C.K. acknowledges that some of his comments will provoke controversy but he stresses he has little to lose.

“What are you going to do, take away my birthday? My life is over. I don’t give a s—,” he said.

After C.K. was exposed for sexual misconduct — including a habit of asking female comics to watch him masturbate — the comedian lost his production deal with FX Networks and had to scrap plans for a theatrical release of his latest indie film production, “I Love You Daddy.” He returned to the stage in October and November with a few sets at New York’s Comedy Cellar club that also drew criticism for his defensive tone.

Popular on Variety

More Biz

  • Felicity Huffman

    Felicity Huffman Issues Apology After Receiving Prison Sentence: 'There Are No Excuses'

    Felicity Huffman issued a long statement of apology on Friday after receiving a two-week prison sentence for paying to illegally boost her daughter’s SAT score. In the statement, Huffman, in addition to saying  she accepts the court’s decision, acknowledges and apologizes to other parents fighting to get their children into college. Along with the prison [...]

  • Actress Felicity Huffman (C-L) and her

    Felicity Huffman Sentenced to 14 Days in Prison in SAT Cheating Case

    Felicity Huffman was sentenced on Friday to 14 days in prison for the crime of paying $15,000 to boost her daughter’s SAT score. Judge Indira Talwani also ordered her to serve 250 hours of community service and a year of probation, and pay a $30,000 fine. The sentence came as a surprise, as Talwani had [...]

  • NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER

    Rihanna Sings (Briefly), Pharrell and DJ Khaled Rock the Mic at Star-Studded Diamond Ball

    In just five years, Rihanna’s Diamond Ball has become one of the music industry’s biggest events of its kind, nearly on the level of the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala. While there are several dazzling charity events with equal starpower and often-unique performances, what makes the Diamond Ball different is, obviously enough, Rihanna’s supernova aura and [...]

  • Amber Heard Seeks Info on Johnny

    Amber Heard Seeks Info on Johnny Depp's Arrests and Substance Abuse

    Amber Heard is asking Johnny Depp to turn over records related to his arrests and drug treatment, as her lawyers defend her from a $50 million defamation suit. Depp filed suit in March, accusing his ex-wife of tanking his career by writing a Washington Post op/ed alluding to her domestic violence allegations against him. Heard [...]

  • David Nevins, Chief Creative Officer, CBS

    David Nevins: CBS-Viacom Merger to Create 'Virtuous Eco-System' for Content

    CBS and Viacom leaders are looking for opportunities to create a “virtuous eco-system” for content that can prosper across the various platforms of the two companies that are set to merge by year’s end. That was the sentiment shared by David Nevins, chief creative officer of CBS and chairman-CEO of Showtime Networks, during a Q&A [...]

  • 'Resident Evil' Stuntwoman Files Suit Over

    'Resident Evil' Stuntwoman Files Suit Over Horrific Motorcycle Crash

    A stuntwoman who suffered severe injuries on the set of “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” in 2015 has filed a lawsuit alleging that the film’s producers reneged on a promise to cover her medical costs. Olivia Jackson was driving a motorcycle that collided head-on with a camera rig during the shoot in South Africa. According [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content