WME seemed to have signed disgraced comedian Louis C.K. in the wake of his sexual misconduct scandal … however, sources at the talent agency insist C.K.’s name was added to the roster in error.
Earlier this week, the comedian’s name appeared in the snippet preview for WME’s current comedy roster. On top of that, C.K. had recently updated the booking contact email on his website to a WME email address.
The apparent move comes two months after the New York Times published an extensive investigation where five women went on the record accusing the comedian of sexual misconduct. Shortly after, Louis was dropped by his entire team including his management company, publicist and also his agent, Mike Berkowitz, formerly of APA.
Roughly one month after APA dropped Louis, it was announced his former agent was making the move to competing talent agency WME.
Sources at WME insist C.K. is not a current client. We’re told someone at the agency mistakenly included his name in their comedy roster when Berkowitz made the switch from APA to WME.
We’re told his name was accidentally added along with Berkowitz’s other clients – including Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer and “Saturday Night Live’s” Pete Davidson – who were brought over from APA to WME.
As for C.K.’s personal website, they claim that was also a mistake. It has since been changed to a generic Gmail account.