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Pittsburgh-based comic John Dick Winters and stand-up specialist Mathilde “Tig” O’Callaghan Notaro have one thing in common, a shared dislike for Louis C.K.
Winters wrote a column for the Pittsburgh Current about the controversial comedian. Winters backed out of a Comedy Cellar gig in August after C.K. was added to the lineup.
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“One thing I take incredibly seriously as someone who books upwards of 200 shows a year at my own venue and comedy festival, is not working with people who are f**king creeps,” he wrote. “There are a lot of them out there, lemme tell ya, at all levels of comedy. It’s one thing to have these progressive, liberal beliefs but they mean literally zero if you won’t act on them when needed.”
“As a straight white guy who has some power in my field, I take my role as an ally seriously. I want my shows to be a comfortable place for women, PoC, LGBTQ, and anyone else to perform,” added Winters. “In the past, I’ve shut down shows,...
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