It looks like Louis C.K. has one less stop on his European tour. The controversial comedian was expected to perform in Ukraine's capital city, Kyiv, on Feb. 24 and 25 as part of a series of make-up dates from his COVID-postponed trip across continental Europe. But that was before Russian troops crossed into Ukraine as part of an ongoing, and closely-watched, conflict. According to an insider who is part of the tour, those Kyiv shows have been canceled in light of current events.
Earlier in the week, prior to Russia's invasion, it appeared as though Louis C.K. was sticking to his original itinerary. A since-deleted tweet from Tuesday confirmed that his performance would take place as planned and ticketholders wouldn't have to request an exchange.
But the tour insider tells Yahoo Entertainment that Louis C.K. is currently in Amsterdam after wrapping shows in Tel Aviv, Israel. His official website lists his next scheduled performance as being in Barcelona, Spain, on March 1, followed by dates in cities including Lisbon, Oslo and Bucharest.
The initial confusion over the comedian's itinerary led the New York Post to publish a story erroneously suggesting that they Kyiv shows would proceed as planned. That prompted a response from comedian Adrienne Iapalucci, who is on tour with Louis C.K. "The shows in the Ukraine are not happening," she confirmed on Twitter.
This was posted days ago. I’m on tour with #LouisCK The shows in the Ukraine are not happening. I can’t image how dumb .@nypost would have to be to assume shows were going on in the middle of a war. Why not add that Patrice O’Neal and Bob Saget are also on the show. https://t.co/bWSjFw6rVM
— adrienne iapalucci (@AIapalucci) February 25, 2022
UPDATE: This post was originally published Feb. 24 at 4:15 p.m. ET and updated on Feb. 25 at 9:30 a.m. ET to include the erroneous New York Post story and Adrienne Iapalucci's tweet.