Louis C.K. jokes about Holocaust in Israel

Louis C.K. jokes about Holocaust in Israel

Disgraced comedian Louis C.K. brazenly poked fun at the Holocaust during a stand-up show in Israel on Thursday (28Nov19).

The Secret Life of Pets star has been mounting a comeback in the past year after a brief hiatus following the publication of a New York Times expose in late 2017, when he was accused of multiple instances of sexual misconduct.

He is currently on an international tour, and performed for fans in Tel Aviv as his fellow Americans celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday.

During his set, Louis, whose paternal grandfather was Jewish, dared to broach the topic of the infamous concentration camp in Poland as he made a quip about how he has been shunned in his home city of New York.

"I'd rather be in Auschwitz than New York City," he told the bemused audience members, who laughed and applauded the crack, according to the New York Post.

"I mean now, not when it was open."

Louis C.K. is no stranger to controversy in his stand-up routines - he sparked outrage last year (18) by attacking the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, and mocking members of the transgender community.

The funnyman is due to continue his tour in Slovakia on Saturday.


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