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‘Every Single Famous Comedian’ Refused to Participate in New Louis C.K. Documentary
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“These stories are true.”
That was Louis C.K.’s official response back in 2017 after The New York Times published a story in which five women comics accused C.K. of exposing himself and masturbating in front of them. “There is nothing about this that I forgive myself for. And I have to reconcile it with who I am,” he wrote in a statement published in Entertainment Weekly. “Which is nothing compared to the task I left them with.”
A check of the Monday morning box scores showed that the weekend’s big winners were the Dallas Cowboys, the San Francisco 49ers, and… Martin Short? After Slate published a smackdown of the actor late last week, Hollywood’s comedy elite took to social media to weigh in. The final score looks something like: Martin Short 110 - Slate 0.