Confirmed serial sexual assaulter Louis C.K., aka Mr. Potato Head With the Lips Attached Where the Hair Is Supposed to Be, made a triumphant return to comedy this fall with a set (which leaked this weekend) that proves that this man needs to either go away forever or get booked as the opening act for Trump 2020 rallies during election season.
C.K., who was accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct and later confessed, spend a bit of the set talking about about his fall from grace and what its like to no longer make "$35 million in an hour" -- spoiler alert: it sucks! The whole thing is maddening garbage, but one segment in particular will make you drive into traffic like you've seen the Bird Box monster.
C.K. started joking that he was excited to enter his fifties and be a grumpy old man yelling at young whippersnappers for their crazy behavior. Instead, he claimed that the youth of America are a bunch of social justice warrior prudes -- prudes with the audacity to identify outside of the gender norms C.K. is familiar with.
"They're like royalty!" he said. "They tell you what to call them. 'You should address me as they/them, because I identify as gender-neutral.' Oh, OK. You should address me as 'there' because I identify as a location. And the location is your mother's cunt."
He also went on to mock the Parkland shooting survivors. "They testify in front of Congress, these kids? What are they doing?," he said. "You're young, you should be crazy, you should be unhinged, not in a suit... you're not interesting. Because you went to a high school where kids got shot? Why does that mean I have to listen to you?... You didn't got shot, you pushed some fat kid in the way, and now I've gotta listen to you talking?"
I don't need to explain why making fun of someone who watched their classmates die around them, then channeled that grief into advocacy for gun control is officially stupid and amoral, right? Not to mention the video that resurfaced last weekend, in which C.K. repeatedly uses the n-word. We've known that this man ugly on the inside, he keeps handing us the proof!
And his jokes about nonbinary people... sis. First of all, no one identifies as "gender neutral." People aren't socks, you fucking ignoramus. And also, referring to people by the pronouns they prefer is not hard or inconvenient. This "kids these days" schtick isn't funny, it's tired. Louis C.K. isn't some irreverent badass who is finally unleashed. He's a transphobic sexual harasser who should just go the fuck away. Or maybe pivot to full on Right Wing comedy... if he hasn't already.