Padma Lakshmi put on a comedy show in response to Louis CK's comeback
The Top Chef host's recent night of comedy tried to emphasize underrepresented voices, though she did get a cameo from her (and Louis CK's) friend Chris Rock. "The thing that annoyed me most about (CK's) particular case was that he tried to stifle and bury the careers of various female comedians who called him out on his shit,” said Lakshmi. “And it’s just like, it’s so hard as a woman, as an actor, as a director, as a comedian, as a writer, to even get noticed. And then to have the courage and bravery to speak the truth, and be slapped down and punished for it in such a cruel way, really spoke to me.”
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