Louis CK, the controversial comedian who has lived in exile since 2017, was set to perform in the National Palace of Arts in Kyiv, Ukraine, but canceled performances.
Controversial comedian Louis CK was set to perform in Ukraine’s capital today – but called it “my flight cancelled”.
Real name Louis Széworthy, the 54-year-old American filmmaker and comedian was prepared to perform in present-day Kyiv, at the National Palace of Arts.
He is currently touring Europe with his new show, aptly named ‘Sorry’, after stepping out of the limelight in 2017 following allegations of sexual misconduct.
Tickets for the show were available at a 30% discount, and it wasn’t until Tuesday, February 22 that it was officially resumed, but now it’s been canceled because CK says: “My flight is gone. canceled because no one can fly there now.”
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News of the upcoming show was shared on Twitter by user Patrick Verisimilitude, who shared a screenshot of the announcement for ticket holders.
The text read: “Dear viewers, as planned, Louis CK concert will take place on 25 and 26 February 2022. Tickets for Louis CK concert previously purchased are still available. valid for new dates and no redemption required.”
But soon CK updated the members of its mailing list, saying: “I’m not in Ukraine. My flight was canceled because nobody can fly there now”, like Los Angeles Times reported.
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CK has been away from the limelight since 2017 but in 2021 he announced an international comedy tour for his new show, ‘Sorry’.
In 2017, he confirmed allegations of sexual misconduct by several women against him, and the backlash from the scandal led to several of his projects being pulled from production.
Announcing his new tour, he wrote: “‘Hi to whom you are right now, I am writing to you today because I will be touring the United States, performing stand-up comedy. set up in theaters in a number of different cities.”
The tour began in the US with performances around the US, then traveled to Europe with dates in Spain, Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Germany, and Ukraine.
Britain will perform in Kyiv for two nights, on February 25 and 26, the day after Russia launched a large-scale invasion of Ukraine.
Travel to Ukraine is currently discouraged and airspace has been closed.
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