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Stand-up comedian Louis C.K. coming to Slovakia and Hungary

Bratislava, Slovakia – American stand-up comedian Louis C.K., known for his provocative, bawdy and salacious humor, will be performing in Slovakia and Hungary as part of his ongoing world-tour.

Louis C.K. to hold four shows in Hungary and Slovakia

The comedian will hold two shows on November 30 in Bratislava’s Istropolis, followed by two other gigs in the Hungarian capital’s Congress Center on December 3.

Before heading to Central Europe, Louis C.K. will be touring in several locations in the U.S., as well as in Israel, Italy and Switzerland. If you’re looking to catch a glimpse of the famously-provocative comedian, often considered as one of the most talented contemporary stand-ups, you better hurry, as some of his shows in Budapest and Bratislava are already sold out.

Two years ago, Louis C.K.’s reputation was stained by allegations of lewd behaviour and sexual misconduct made by several women at the height of the #MeToo movement. The New York Times first published the testimonies of five women who accused the comedian of inappropriate sexual behaviour, including of masturbating in front of them, in separate incidents dating from the late 1990’s to 2005.

Louis C.K.’s first world-tour since sexual misconduct scandal

Louis C.K. eventually admitted that the allegations were true, expressed remorse for his actions and momentarily disappeared from the public eye. His movie ‘I Love you, Daddy’ was dropped from distribution and his lead role in ‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’ was cancelled. Commentators believe his latest world-tour is “his most ambitious attempt yet to put his career back on track”, despite making a few performances since 2017.

Louis C.K. was born in 1967 as Louis Szekely, the grand-son of a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and has also strong Spanish and Mexican descent. His stage surname, “C.K.”, derives from a simplified pronunciation of his real surname, which he invented when he was young after realizing people had trouble pronouncing it correctly.

Apart from his stand-up career, Louis C.K. is also a film writer, director and producer, and has starred in a number of TV shows and movies, including ‘American Hustle’ and Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine’ (2013). Winner of the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album, Louis C.K. started his career in the 1990’s writing material for famous comedians, including David Letterman and Conan O’Brien.

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