Comedian Louis C.K. made a surprise appearance at Skankfest NYC on June 22. The comedian, known for making controversial jokes received a standing ovation as soon as he took the stage. Immediately after taking stage, he joked about the 2017 controversy regarding him sexually harassing several women. Unfortunately for Louis, the sexual harassment allegations were not the end of controversies for him. In 2018, he ended up joking about the Parkland massacre, for which he received serious backlash. It has been told that Skankfest NYC promoter, Luis J. Gomez had to work really hard to convince Louis C.K. to perform. The festival also featured other popular comedians like Bill Burr and SNL star Michael Che.