“Crashing” star Pete Holmes believes Louis CK is mishandling his return to the stand-up comedy scene, and would like to see the disgraced FX star “evolve” alongside the rest of us.
“It would be wonderful if he would evolve and grow and share in a funny and interesting way — but he’s not,” Holmes, a fellow comic, told Busy Philipps on her late-night talk show Thursday.
“It seems like he’s doubling down,” the “Busy Tonight” host said.
“I’m still pulling for him. I know he’s not great — I’m with you,” Holmes said. “And I’m still kind of optimistic that maybe he will take this platform and this opportunity to say, like, ‘I messed up, here’s how I messed up, and here’s how I’ve grown.'”
“Like it or not, he’s a symbol of something now,” Holmes continued. “And if that symbol chooses to work with the feedback he’s receiving, a lot of people that love and respect him can evolve alongside him. And that’s a powerful opportunity. And I’m hopeful that he’ll still do it.”
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CK has been slowly returning to the stand-up stage over the past few months. During a January set in San Jose, the “Louie” star joked about his past sexual misconduct, which became very public in late 2017.
“I like to jerk off, and I don’t like being alone,” The Daily Beast reported CK as saying early on in his routine.
It wasn’t CK’s only punchline of the night that raised some eyebrows. Read more from that gig here.