<!– mobile.png, firstname.lastname@example.org (retina size) from dialog –><!– tablet.png, email@example.com (retina size) from dialog –><!– place biggest non-retina size here –> Stephen Colbert talks with Louis C.K., during Tuesday’s 4/4/17 taping in New York. Photo: John Paul Filo/CBS Ã‚Â©2017CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved (Â©2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.) Stephen Colbert hasnâ€™t had a lot to say about the recent allegations against his longtime mate, pal Louis C.K. to date. However, he briefly touched upon the now disgraced comedianâ€™s sexual harassment allegations during an event on Saturday.Colbert was hosting this yearâ€™s guest of honor at the Montclair Film Festival, Samantha Bee, when the topic turned to C.K. and the conversations surrounding sexual assault in Hollywood.â€œI feel dumb… Iâ€™m not surprised in that men are offensive butâ€¦ I didnâ€™t know about Louis C.K.,â€� he told Bee and the crowd, per Deadline. â€œI didnâ€™t even know about Cosby! And thatâ€™s dumb.â€�Colbert had a unique experience when the New York Times published a tale about the comedian being accused of sexual misconduct by at least five women. C.K. after admitted in that the accusations were true. Colbert not only worked with C.K. in the past, yet was agreed to be scheduled to interview him on â€œThe Late Showâ€� the day after the report surfaced.â€œFor those of you tuning in to see my interview with Louis C.K. tonight, I have some offensive news. Then I have some really offensive news,â€� he joked at the time. â€œLouis canceled his appearance here tonight 'cause The- New York Times broke this tale today.â€�Other than that, Colbert hadnâ€™t had much to say about his comic friendâ€™s recent public shaming until Saturday. Speaking to Bee, he confessed in that he was planning to ask C.K. about the rumors, only for them to be revealed as true before he could.â€œThe way I was going to approach talking to him about this subject, which I knew he didnâ€™t want to talk about, was people in the movie talk about rumors of sexual impropriety by one of the characters. At like minute 42, one of the characters says â€˜can you separate the artist from the rumors about him?â€™ How would you answer in that question? That was going to be my tack,â€� Colbert told the audience, per Vanity Fair.Colbertâ€™s working relationship with C.K. dates back to 1996. He was the head writer on the short-lived â€œThe Dana Carvey Showâ€� and gave Colbert one of his 1st large jobs on the writing staff.
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