He’ll have the beef stroganoff.
Disgraced comedian Louis C.K. did dinner theater for a West Village audience on Tuesday simply by showing up.
Diners at Sevilla restaurant were shocked when C.K. entered the Charles St. eatery with a pal at 9 p.m. and was immediately escorted to a corner booth in the back of the jam packed room.
“They look like they’re going to a wake,” cracked one diner as C.K. made his way through the restaurant, wearing black glasses and a black baseball cap. “He was going for incognito.”
On Nov. 10, C.K. released a statement confirming that the five women who accused him of sexual misconduct in a New York Times story that ran the previous day were telling the truth. In their accounts, C.K. exposed himself and committed solo sex acts. Days later, his new film “I Love You Daddy,” was dropped by its production company and the U.S. release was cancelled.
“The power I had over these women is that they admired me,” he wrote in his mea culpa. “I wielded that power irresponsibly.”
Though C.K. has kept a low-profile since his public shaming, on Wednesday night, he was still the butt of jokes at the restaurant, where he seemed familiar with staffers who hurriedly ushered him to the most private seat in the house.
“He looked really uncomfortable,” according to our chuckling spy. “He looked like a guy who’d been caught beating-off in front of women.”
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There were also jokes made about C.K. being seated near the men’s room, where it’s okay to take off one’s pants.
A second source cracked that C.K.’s dining companion must be a good friend to be seen with him while the shamed comic is getting so much negative attention. It was also that spy’s feeling that C.K. was “trying to keep a low profile.”
Both of our insiders say C.K. and his pal were still in the restaurant when they left around 10:30 p.m.
With Brian Niemietz