In a December 16th standup set in New York City, disgraced comedian Louis C.K. made jokes at the expense of the LGBTQ community, the disabled, and yes, even the Parkland shooting survivors (all of whom are still teenagers). Specifically, he said, “They testify in front of Congress, these kids? What the f-ck? What are you doing? F-ck you, you’re not interesting cause you went to a high school where kids got shot. Why does that mean I have to listen to you? How does that make you interesting? You didn’t get shot, you pushed some fat kid in the way, and now I gotta listen to you talking.”
And former SNL star Sasheer Zamata is now taking him to task. During a January 9th standup set in Los Angeles, she decided to “rewrite” C.K.’s bit.
Zamata also implored Louis C.K. fans to not be fooled by his current, less-than-quality material. “It’s like you go to your favorite restaurant, and instead of getting chicken that you ordered, they serve you pigeon. It may taste the same at first, but the more you chew on it, the more you realize the quality has decreased.” She noted that his current work is beyond lazy and offensive for the sake of being offensive. “You can’t just get up onstage and say blatantly racist, transphobic, victim-blaming statements without a punch line!” she said. “Like, who are you—all of our uncles?”
We stan Sasheer Zamata so hard right now. So many factions within the comedy community have either remained silent—or continue to support—Louis C.K., and we love seeing a strong woman say what we’re all thinking.