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EntertainmentHannah Gadsby calls Louis C.K. 'angry and bitter'

00:06  13 june  2019
00:06  13 june  2019 Source:   ew.com

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Louis C . K . — who is forging ahead with a comedic comeback attempt despite showing little evidence of reflecting on his years of sexually harassing female comedians — deserves to be a punchline, according to “Nanette” comedian Hannah Gadsby .

LOS ANGELES — Perhaps you’ve heard: Hannah Gadsby is angry , and she is amazing. She calls out men, powerful and otherwise. In stark personal terms, she reveals her own gender and sexual trauma Sitting at the dining table, we talked about Louis C . K ., whose comedy she didn’t particularly care for even “I’m ashamed to admit that it came from somewhere a little bit more bitter ,” she said.

Hannah Gadsby calls Louis C.K. 'angry and bitter'© Emma McIntyre/Getty Images; Brian de Rivera Simon/WireImage

Hannah Gadsby quit comedy after Nanette, the Netflix stand-up comedy special that skyrocketed her to international acclaim last year – or so we thought.

Gadsby is currently touring the United States with a new stand-up set, Douglas. In the show, notes the Los Angeles Times in a recent interview with the comedian, Gadsby justifies the contradiction by joking that she “quit comedy the same way Louis C.K. said he was sorry.”

In November 2017, Louis C.K. admitted to and apologized for his sexual misconduct, including his masturbation in front of female comics. When he returned to stand up in late 2018, he did so with a flurry of controversial jokes, mocking the transgender community, the Parkland shooting survivors, and individuals with disabilities. He also poked fun at his own predatory behavior.

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Hannah Gadsby asked the audience seeing her new comedy show, titled “Douglas” (after one of What the issue is, for a long time Louis C . K .’s comedy platform was that he was this hopeless guy The material hasn’t changed. He’s just angry and bitter . I always struggled with his work because I’m

Louis C . K . — who is forging ahead with a comedic comeback attempt despite showing little evidence of reflecting on his years of sexually harassing female comedians — deserves to be a punchline, according to “Nanette” comedian Hannah Gadsby .

Gadsby thinks C.K.’s jokes stem from his inability to see a shift in his own power and privilege. “He is a joke now. And I think it’s important to keep making that joke,” she told the LA Times, “What the issue is, for a long time Louis C.K.’s comedy platform was that he was this hopeless guy bumbling through the world. And at some stage, he was no longer that, but that was still his voice. And I think he still believes that. He has not reassessed his position of power, and that is why he was able to abuse it. He still honestly thinks he’s the victim in all of this.”

She believes that C.K.’s material hasn’t changed and that neither has he. “He’s just angry and bitter,” Gadsby says, before asking, “why are we trusting a man who has a compulsion like that where it diminishes the humanity of the people around him? Why do we care what he thinks about the human condition?”

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Ms. Gadsby calls out Louis C . K ., Harvey Weinstein and Bill Clinton, not to mention Pablo Picasso, in an ingenious indictment of the sexism and sentimentality of our narratives about genius, but her real target is the culture that enables and excuses abuse.

The latest Tweets from Hannah Gadsby (@Hannahgadsby). I am the sleepy time tea bear. I have some news I’m going on a world tour with a brand new show that I’ve called ‘Douglas’. So no I haven’t quit comedy. Sign up to get the pre-sale and all of the details first: http

According to Gadsby, however, that doesn’t mean C.K. has no right to perform. “I could never advocate censorship. Censorship is useless because it leaves a gap where we learned a lesson.”

This is not the first time Gadsby has criticized C.K. In Nanette, Gadsby poignantly noted how as a society we care more about the reputations of problematic men like Louis C.K., Bill Cosby, and Harvey Weinstein than we do about their accusers.

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