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Jen Kirkman got "weird treatment" from unnamed male comic


Last month on her podcast, comedian Jen Kirkman discussed sexism in the comedy industry and said this:

And then I had another guy who is a very famous comic. He is probably at Cosby level at this point. He is lauded as a genius. He is basically a French filmmaker at this point. You know, new material every year. He's a known perv. And there's a lockdown on talking about him. His guy friends are standing by him, and you cannot say a bad thing about him. And I've been told by people "Well then say it then. Say it if it's true." If I say it, my career is over. My manager and my agent have told me that. They didn't threaten it. They just said to me "You know what Jen, it's not worth it because you'll be torn apart. Look at the Cosby women." And this guy didn't rape me, but he made a certain difficult decision to go on tour with him really hard. Because I knew if I did, I'd be getting more of the same weird treatment I'd been getting from him. And it was really fucked up, and this person was married. So it was not good, and so I hold a lot of resentment.

This of course is getting (very little *sigh*) traction in light of the recent allegations of Louis CK's sexual misconduct toward female comics.

You can listen to the podcast episode here: https://soundcloud.com/jenkirkman/bitch-were-all-madonna

The above quote comes around 31:00 mins, but a lot of the stuff she says before that is on point too.

EDITED TO ADD:
Apparently Jen tweeted at the writer of this piece, asking him to take it down (but her tweet is now deleted).




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Tags: comedy / comedian, louis c.k., sexism
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