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Louis C.K. Performs for First Time Since Admitting to Sexual Misconduct

Disgraced comedian took the stage for 15 minutes in New York City — does this mean there's a comeback in the works?

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Disgraced comedian Louis C.K. is already working on a comeback, apparently, after admitting to several instances of sexual misconduct last November.

The former “Louis” star reportedly took the stage of a New York City comedy club on Sunday night and performed a 15-minute set for an unsuspecting audience.

It is believed to be the comedian’s first time performing on stage since his public admission in November.

Noam Dworman, the owner of Comedy Cellar, told The New York Times that C.K. performed at her club and was well-received by the audience there.

She said there was only one complaint about the comedian’s taking the stage.

“I understand that some people will be upset with me. I care about my customers very much. Every complaint goes through me like a knife. And I care about doing the right thing,” Dworman said.

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Comedians Dana Min Goodman, Abby Schachner, Julia Wolov, Rebecca Corry all alleged back in November that C.K. had pleasured himself in front of them or over the phone without their consent. There was also a fifth woman who made accusations, but she remained anonymous.

There were rumors about C.K. for years, but he wasn’t exposed until last year.

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Unlike other alleged predators such as producer Harvey Weinstein and actor Kevin Spacey, C.K. quickly admitted to his actions in a public statement.

“I want to address the stories told to The New York Times by five women named Abby, Rebecca, Dana, Julia who felt able to name themselves and one who did not,” wrote C.K. “These stories are true. At the time, I said to myself that what I did was okay because I never showed a woman my d*** without asking first, which is also true. But what I learned later in life, too late, is that when you have power over another person, asking them to look at your d*** isn’t a question. It’s a predicament for them. The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly.”

The fallout from C.K.’s admission meant that he lost several high-profile gigs, including his highly praised FX series “Louis.”

A film he directed also had its premiere canceled.

“The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly.”

While some predicted C.K. would eventually have a comeback, it is certainly a surprise to see this happening so quickly.

To see more on C.K.’s recent set, check out the video below:

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