Roughly five years ago, comedian Louis C.K. boarded a plane, drank too much alcohol and tweeted several profane jokes about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. On Wednesday, he revealed to Howard Stern that he recently apologized to her over the remarks, something he said he’s never done before.
Louis C.K., the star and creator of the hit FX show "Louie," said he met face-to-face with Palin a couple of months ago when she came up to him and “tugged” his elbow at the afterparty of Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary special.
“She says, ‘Hey, I think you’re terrific. I think you’re really funny and my nephew told me I have to say hi to you and you’re the one guy I have to meet.’” the comedian recalled. “Something came over me emotionally and I said, ‘Well, I owe you an apology.’”
Louis C.K. said he’s “never in a million years apologized for anything” he’s said before, and he made it clear he doesn’t apologize to anyone else who was offended by his remarks. However, seeing Palin in person moved him to make amends because he's not an "insult guy." If you wish, you can read his graphic tweets directed at Palin here.
After he admitted that he’d said some “bad things” about her, Palin apparently responded, “Well, you’re a vile person.”
“And it kind of made me laugh,” he said. “I said, ‘yeah, I hope I didn’t hurt you’re feelings and I’m sorry.'”
Before their brief conversation ended, Louis C.K. said Palin invited him to go fishing if he was ever in Alaska, something he admitted he would do in a “heartbeat.”
Listen to the segment via "The Howard Stern Show" below (WARNING: strong language):