New documentary to explore how the comedy world enabled Louis C.K.

New documentary to explore how the comedy world enabled Louis C.K.
In 2017, after years of dominating the comedy scene, Louis C.K.'s career looked like it was over amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Then, under a year later, the comedian returned to stand-up. A forthcoming documentary is set to explore his comeback. Alec Michael/dpa

As filmmakers Caroline Suh and Cara Mones began interrogating the sexual misconduct scandal that halted — at least, briefly — the career of comedian Louis C.K. at the height of the #MeToo movement in 2017, they came to a realization: Debates around C.K.'s behavior, subsequent cancellation and eventual return to comedy success were centred on the wrong person. At first, the knotty questions were a springboard for curiosity. Suh, a self-described C.K. fan, wondered in private if the comedy star really deserved to be banished from public life after allegations of sexual misconduct, which C.K. lat...

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