at the end of November, the renowned and controversial US Comedian Louis CK occurs in the Congress hall in Basel. Now it is clear: His appearance was actually planned in the Zurich people's house, this writes "20 minutes". The Swiss organizer of the Show, the Zurich-based Comedian, writer and actor Ahmet Bilge, tells the TA that the creators of the people's house would have given him a month before the Event a cancellation.
This is also the business head of the people's house, Franz Cahannes confirmed. The reason he gives talks on the leadership Council. "We have to know about Louis CK and decided that we don't want to move in the tension of sexual Assault," he says. This is common practice. Cahannes wanted to provoke with an appearance by Louis CK no negative reactions.
Louis CK had added in the year 2017, that he was masturbating in front of women in a hotel room. As a result, the hitherto widely admired Comedian was a part of the Public in disgrace. Reinforced by the discussions around the #MeToo movement. His Shows were consequently removed, a produced feature film shortly before the release in turnaround. He disappeared into the woodwork.
Cancellations due to protests
Now, Louis CK is back on Tour. In Europe, the Comedian has already completed appearances in Greece, Romania or Italy. In the UK, however, some of his performances had to be because of protests to be cancelled. Also, the Comeback Shows in the United States were always accompanied by disturbance actions.
In Switzerland, the issue was discussed after the announcement of the appearance three days ago, for the time being in the social media. The comedian Gabriel Vetter pointed with amazement at the Show. The author Sibylle Berg asked on Twitter: "Louis and the question – Will he get Him out?" Also Comedians the appearance is controversial, in the chat groups, a debate inflamed.
Bilge of the controversy surrounding Louis CK was aware of. "I know the appearance has explosive potential, Louis CK is not yet rehabilitated," he says. "What has made the Comedian, is totally unacceptable," he adds. It is also a lot of untruths were spread about him. Bilge Louis CK is one of its most important models.
controversy was in sight
In a written request to the people's house Bilge pointed explicitly to the controversy around Louis CK. Bilge was surprised therefore, to receive shortly before the performance and immediately before the conclusion of the contract, a verbal cancellation.
Cancellations received Bilge is also on the part of the event in the local indoor stadium, Maag-Halle and complex 457. "The time was short," says Bilge. The Director of the indoor stadium, Felix Free, saw an appearance by Louis CK, not a content Problem. He was also the shortage of time as a reason why he booked the Show. In the same way that he had never worked together with Bilge. The person in charge of the Maag hall, Christoph Rüdt, not on the other hand says: "We wanted to Louis CK, because we reject its content."
The Zurich-based Bilge said yesterday that Basel have been for him as a godsend. This is what he expected because of its geographic location not far from Strassburg, Freiburg-im-Breisgau, and Stuttgart, where also the audience. Half of the 1500 Tickets for the Congress hall in Basel, he has sold 24 hours after the announcement already.
The Show in November is a so-called "phone-free experience". The phones of the spectators are so Packed that they can not be operated during the performance.
Created: 07.11.2019, 21:56 PM