Louis C.K. is not backing down from being controversial, and funny, onstage after he delivered a joke about the holocaust while doing a set in Tel Aviv. The comedian performed Thanksgiving night in Holon, a suburb of Tel Aviv in Israel. He's currently on an international tour that will take him through Slovakia and Hungary before coming back to the United States in December.
During his set in Israel, Louis reportedly told the crowd, "I’d rather be in Auschwitz than New York City.” He added, "I mean now, not when it was open," according to Page Six. The Israeli audience reportedly burst into applause for Louis.
During the Holocaust, the Auschwitz Concentration Camp was operated in Poland by the Nazis and was the place where more than one million people were murdered during WWII ... many of them Jewish.
Though the joke is meant to be shocking, Louis may not be kidding about his disdain for The Big Apple, as he does not have any NYC dates on his tour schedule.