Comedian Louis C.K. took domestic a Grammy Award Sunday night, nearly 5 years after admitting to a cycle of sexual misconduct. The comic gained Best Comedy Album for “Sincerely,” his first standup unique launched for the reason that allegations.
The comic has been nominated previous instances for comedy albums in 2012 and 2017. This is the second one time he is gained a Grammy, however the first due to the fact that more than one girls accused him of sexual misconduct.
In November 2017, more than one girls stated C.K. uncovered himself to them and masturbated in the front of them with out consent. C.K admitted to the accusations and issued an apology.
“The electricity I had over those girls is they famous me,” he stated in a statement. “And I wielded that electricity irresponsibly. I were remorseful of my actions.”
In “Sincerely,” C.K. made numerous feedback addressing the allegations, however in his go back to the comedy stage, The New York Times stated he tries to double down “at the fee of pronouncing the incorrect thing.”
“It’s type of like a Negro spiritual,” he stated withinside the unique at the same time as discussing consent. “It’s form of similar. So to count on that she likes it’s far like in the event that they heard slaves making a song withinside the subject and you are like, ‘Hey, they may be having an amazing day out there.”
“Comedy like many fields is a male-ruled enterprise and there is an expectation specially if you are a comic, a lady comic, that you could grasp with it, you could take a grimy joke, you could be accepting of a few raunch that might be out of vicinity in maximum workplaces,” New York Times reporter Melena Ryzik, who broke the tale approximately the allegations in opposition to C.K, informed CBS This Morning in 2017.
“One of the matters that is exciting approximately this conduct is that it honestly hits deeply, and an apology is a extraordinary pass to make however it does not always erase the ache or the trauma of the authentic experience,” she added.
In 2018, C.K again to the arena of standup with a overall performance at New York’s Comedy Cellar, earlier than making numerous tries at a comeback. While lots of his units addressing his sexual misconduct allegations, C.K drew controversy over feedback approximately Auschwitz and the Parkland faculty shooting.