Louis CK: ‘We were told we’d never get back’
Lou Gergory, a comedian who was fired from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, has spoken out about the impact of his departure from the CBS Late Show host, claiming he was told he would never get his job back.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the 42-year-old actor said he was sent a letter by CBS in December 2016 telling him he had been fired.
“I said: ‘Why did you fire me?’, he said, adding that he was surprised to hear that news when he did not expect it.”
It’s been a while since I’ve heard that.
I thought it was a long time ago.
I knew he would not have the courage to do something like this.
“The comedian and writer-director claimed he had no idea that the show was ending when he was informed in December.”
When they told me, it was not a surprise.
I had no reason to doubt it.
It’s not as if I’m in a bad place right now.
I have a good relationship with CBS,” he said.”
The problem is that I don’t believe that I can have any confidence that they will come back for me.
They’re not going to take me anywhere else.
“The show was a huge success and I have the confidence in my talent and in my abilities to do what I love to do.”
“But if they come back to me and say: ‘Look, we’re going to bring you back, but we’re not gonna hire you anymore’, I am not going anywhere.
But that’s not the reality.”‘”
I would love to see the CBS Show as it was before I left.
But that’s not the reality.”‘
It’s very frustrating’Despite being offered his job, Louis CK did not sign the letter.
“My job was to do it justice, which was not to be taken literally.
It was just a joke to put the show together,” he added.”
So I think it’s very difficult for people who are not a part of the company.
It is not like they have to go somewhere else.”CK has now revealed that he will be writing and directing his own film, and will direct the new show.”
This is the best thing that’s happened to me,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.
“There are so many things that are possible and it’s not just about me.
It will be the best job that I ever did.”
He added that he hopes to see his work “taken seriously” and not seen as “a joke”.
“I don’t think it is a joke anymore.
I think people are going to want to see it.
They are going