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Pete Davidson is the latest male comedian to take aim at Louis C.K.

Pete says that Louis tried to get him fired from SNL.

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 AS YOU PROBABLY know, stand-up comedian Louis C.K. was the subject of numerous allegations in November 2017, when at least five women recounted incidents during the late 90s and early 2000s where C.K. reportedly asked them to watch him masturbate, or forced them to do so

This all unfolded during the early days of the #MeToo movement, and it resulted in Louis C.K. essentially taking a long holiday, before returning to comedy in September 2018. This was met with a very mixed response, as it delighted of many of C.K.’s fans who didn’t care about the allegations because he’s funny! Do what you want, as long as you label it comedy! Regardless of whether it’s actually funny or not!

Naturally, there were plenty of people who were extremely pissed off at the news that Louis C.K. was able to just stroll back into the comedy world as if nothing had happened.  

Once the news of his comeback blew over, it didn’t take long for Louis to put his foot in it again, when he made jokes about the survivors of the Parkland school shooting on Valentine’s Day 2017, a mass shooting which resulted in the murder of 17 school children.

Fred Guttenberg, who lost his daughter in the Parkland shooting, which his son survived, wrote on Twitter:

To anyone who knows Louis C.K., please deliver this message for me. My daughter was killed in the Parkland shooting. My son ran from the bullets. My wife and I deal with loss every day. Why don’t you come to my house and try out your new pathetic jokes?

It seems as though Louis has accepted that the only people who will still consume his “comedy” in this day and age are the type of people who want to see Katie Hopkins canonized some day, and he is writing his jokes accordingly.  

On New Year’s Eve, Pete Davidson returned to the stand-up stage for the first time since he uploaded a troubling Instagram post. 

Many of Pete’s followers were concerned after he wrote, “I’m doing my best to stay here for you but I actually don’t know how much longer I can last.” Pete’s friends began to publicly reach out to him, and just before Christmas, rapper Machine Gun Kelly flew out to New York to hang out with Pete and make sure he was doing okay. 

In his first public performance since that Instagram post, Davidson took aim at Louis C.K., telling a story about how Louis had previously tried to get Pete fired when he started working on Saturday Night Live. Pete said:

Louis told all the producers, in front of me, that all this kid does is smoke weed and he’s gonna smoke his career away. 

Louise then told producer Lorne Michaels that Pete Davidson, “smokes so much weed that it makes people uncomfortable.”

Then five years later, this motherfucker’s been locking doors and jerking off in front of people. 

Davidson then made another joke:

I got a Harry Potter tattoo. Then the next day, Alan Rickman, the guy who played Snape, died and I was like “Oh, what a weird coincidence.” Then I got a Willy Wonka tattoo. Next day, Gene Wilder dies. Now, I’m like, alright, that’s a coincidence. That’s weird. So, I’m thinking of getting a tattoo of Louis C.K., what do you guys think?

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