Bill Cosby’s team has signaled that the disgraced comedian is planning to revive his stand-up career now that he is out of prison. But Noam Dworman, owner of New York City’s famed Comedy Cellar, says Cosby won’t be mounting a comeback in his club.
The Greenwich neighborhood venue, which has played host to everyone from Robin Williams to Jerry Seinfeld to Chris Rock, has developed a reputation as a starting point for comedians looking to reboot their careers after a scandal.
In 2018, it welcomed Aziz Ansari and Louis C.K. to perform after both comedians were accused of sexual misconduct. The C.K. set, in particular, led to a barrage of negative press for Dworman, who received death threats in the wake of the event.
Comedy fans were clearly happy to see C.K., who received a 15-minute standing ovation, but many legacy media outlets slammed the club for the decision.
“‘Comeback’ is not the right word for what is being floated here,” Amanda Hess